where art and technology collide
 

2019 art and technology education program

#fashtech in Schools

 
 

Students will design and prototype an integrated art, fashion, 3D design wearable that incorporates electronics, coding and sensor technology. Working in pairs or small groups, each team will collaborate to design and make an ideas driven wearable tech garment.

This workshop will involve creative thinking, experimentation and lots of hands-on making. Guest artists will be available to support and mentor students while introducing the potential of wearable tech through examples of their own unique work.

In 2019, the Inner West Council is sponsoring schools in the Inner West to participate and showcase their final works at their EDGE place activation in Ashfield this September.



TUTOR: Liz Bradshaw
Design Mentors: Nelia Justo, Ahmad Mollahasani & Jennifer Chua

Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design

Fort Street High School

 
ARTeConnect education specialist, Liz Bradshaw encouraging students to think outside the screen and get creative with simple materials and wearable circuits.

ARTeConnect education specialist, Liz Bradshaw encouraging students to think outside the screen and get creative with simple materials and wearable circuits.

The Language of Fashion

ARTeConnect was invited to attend the 2019 National Youth Science Forum’s (NYSF) in Canberra to deliver a workshop on wearable tech, demonstrating the relationship between science and design.

 DE-Light a sARorial garment by Ahmad Mollahasani and Lily Hambling was also on display giving students a glimpse of what a fusion of art and technology might look in the future.
A garment that uses facial recognition software to trigger an array of LED’s to communicate emotions in a non-verbal manner.

How is a doctor able to gauge a patient’s needs and wants if they are unable to verbalise them? This was one of many problems considered by the students as they came to terms with the potential wearable technologies.

Participants acknowledged that as technology advances it is becoming more apparent that scientists need to adopt an interdisciplinary approach with their research, collaborating with other academic fields and industries to achieve results.

During the ArteConnect workshop participants, facilitated by artist educator Liz Bradshaw, worked in teams, problem solving and experimenting with conductive materials and LEDs to produce a functional worn circuit and switch operated by body movement.


NYSF is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to encourage young people in their passion for science; showcasing wide variety of engaging, rewarding and inspiring study and career options available in science, technology and engineering fields (STEM). Each year, they bring 600 Year 12 students together for 12-day residential science experiences in Canberra and Brisbane.

Artists connecting communities.

 
 
 
Symbiont,   Erica Gray - sARTorial 2017  LED lighting, machine 3D printed components and sculpting with 3D printer pen  Model: Bella Louche

Symbiont, Erica Gray - sARTorial 2017
LED lighting, machine 3D printed components and sculpting with 3D printer pen Model: Bella Louche

Wearable Tech: Intelligent Clothing

We are beginning to see some exciting experiments with art, fashion and technology,  drawing  attention to intelligent clothing and how it can enhance and augment our human experience. By presenting work at the intersection of visual art, wearable tech and 3D design, ARTeConnect  gives audiences access to practitioners working creatively and accessibly with the latest technology, including augmented and virtual reality, integrated circuitry and environmental sensors. 

FASHTECH - wearable tech workshop, Orange NSW.  A  Colour City Creative  &  Community Connect Central West  project to empower youth, strengthen communities and enhance social wellbeing. Part of the Orange Youth Arts Festival (OYAF) and supported by Regional Arts NSW, Regional Partnerships fund and the Australia Council for the Arts

FASHTECH - wearable tech workshop, Orange NSW.
A Colour City Creative & Community Connect Central West project to empower youth, strengthen communities and enhance social wellbeing. Part of the Orange Youth Arts Festival (OYAF) and supported by Regional Arts NSW, Regional Partnerships fund and the Australia Council for the Arts

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Artist-led experiences

We have the skills and expertise to produce innovative arts programs and unique creative experiences, to inform, educate and inspire. This includes artist–led community workshops on new and emerging technologies, corporate and community events.

Our network of professionals from diverse fields of art, technology, heritage, community and education have the experience and passion to connect you to wide networks of artists and creative entrepreneurs who are working creatively with technology.

 

BELOW Left:  p<AR>k*land*
A playful interactive augmented reality experience developed by AB:NB - Andrew Burrell and Nori Beppu, bringing media art and design together in new and unexpected ways. A virtual parkland with a menagerie of critters that come to life before your eyes and, quite literally, in the palm of your hand when you interact and help to create the augmented environment in which they live. 
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BELOW Center:  Unseen GC
An augmented reality exhibition  by Jake Hempson. Intricately 3D modelled and  site specific virtual artworks inspired by local plants and animals and in this case, the view across to Surfers Paradise, QLD.
jake-hempson.com