3D printing is made for sharing. Open source software and shared maker spaces mean that anyone can try their hand at creating. During the industrial...

Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future

Location:

Australian Design Centre
2010 NSW
Australia

Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future

Speakers

Fenella Kernebone

Fenella Kernebone

Radio and TV Host

Fenella Kernebone is a noted television, radio presenter and producer, MC, interviewer and writer and has had a long career working across arts, film, music, design and culture.

Her hosting roles have included Radio National’s By Design, The Sound Lab on triple j, Art Nation on ABC TV and The Movie Show on SBS.

As well as being an MC, interviewer, facilitator and writer, Fenella is also the Director of Frankly Group, a production company currently working on an Oral History project.

In 2015, Fenella presented a five part series for the ABC called Design Shots, focusing on Australian designers.

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Lousje Skala

Silversmith

Lousje Skala is a traditionally trained silversmith who has expanded her skills and resources to include non-traditional tools, such as computer-aided design software, 3D printing and CNC milling. Lousje is fascinated with language, social disconnection, and the social impact of digital media. 

In 2013, Lousje featured in Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria’s major exhibition.  She exhibits across the globe from Australia to Europe and Japan with pieces acquired by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney, and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. 

 

Louis Pratt

Artist

Louis’ approach to sculpture is to use 3D scans of people in conjunction with digital tools and 3d printers. He makes the point of only using 'organic data' or data derived from the real world rather than created by a computer. 

Louis' experience with scan data and 3d printers started in 2002. In 2009, he and a friend Simon Bethune built the first open source machine in Australia. He has since experimented and developed new techniques that apply software, scanning, 3d printing and casting to his sculpture practice. 

Louis won the inaugural Mt Buller Sculpture prize in 2013. Last year saw his sculptures represented in every major sculpture award in Australia.

www.louispratt.com

Event Details

3D printing is made for sharing. Open source software and shared maker spaces mean that anyone can try their hand at creating. During the industrial revolution, the machine was used to standardise everything. Now, mass production is replaced by mass customisation. Designers (and just about anyone with a computer) can now realise entirely new methods of creativity.

As part of the Australian Design Centre’s exhibition, Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future, Fenella Kernebone chats with featured artists Louis Pratt and Lousje Skala about how 3D printing can transform creative practice.

This talk is for designers, makers, tinkerers, creators and anyone interested in the creative innovation made possible by 3D printing. Learn about the digital fabrication processes artists like Lousje and Louis are experimenting with to build upon traditional modes of making to create something entirely new.

Explore the exhibition before or after the talk to find out how 3D printing could affect our homes, our health and our appearance. Shapeshifters is all about imagination, innovation and new methods of making. Works by Australia’s leading sculptural, furniture, fashion, architectural and jewellery practitioners give us a glimpse into the future, enabling us to celebrate new ideas to inform creative practice.

Lousje Skala is a traditionally trained silversmith who has expanded her skills and resources to include non-traditional tools, such as computer-aided design software, 3D printing and CNC milling. Louis Pratt digitally distorts 3D scans to produce sculptures using 3D printing. Pratt won the inaugural Mt Buller Sculpture prize, 2013. Last year saw his sculptures represented in every major sculpture award in Australia.

This event is presented by Australian Design Centre.

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