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Vivid School 2019: Thursday Program
Aware Super Theatre
14 Darling Dr
Access and Inclusion
Session 1: Delicate Pixel Work (Girls Putting the 'A' in STEAM)
Of all the artists creating light works for Vivid Sydney, why are only 16.5% female? From projection technicians to animators and sculptors, women are making some of the most successful work in the festival, so why aren’t there more? Come and meet light artists Georgina Buchanan, Lucy Keeler, Katrina Harding and Deborah Szapiro* who prove that a following a passion for technology and light art is a strong career choice for females.
This session is an opportunity to meet the artists behind interactive and kinetic sculptures in Circular Quay and the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney as well as animators and directors behind Vivid Light’s 3D mapped projections on Sydney’s landmark buildings including the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), Customs House and Sydney Opera House.
Session 2: Intelligence is Now Artificial, But Your Co-Lab Should Be Real
Each individual artist in Vivid Sydney brings to the festival a unique set of creative skills and making abilities, from mechatronics to welding, engineering and coding to animation, illustration and lighting design. Vivid Sydney proves that incredible artists come from all manner of backgrounds and from places near and far. The festival also highlights that the best work evolves through collaboration. Almost every artwork in the festival is made by more than one person, and this session reveals the collaborative practices and processes used by some of Vivid Sydney's most prolific groups of artists to understand how they work together so well and why they do what they do.
This session provides an opportunity to meet artists from Ample Projects who have created wildly popular projections and light sculptures such as Taronga Zoo’s Lights for the Wild, Snugglepot & Cuddlepie, Urban Tree Project and many more.
*Speakers subject to change
The day commences with a Vivid Sydney Overview – presented by Destination NSW.
This is followed by two 90-minute sessions comprising:
- Topic Overview – presented by Vivid Light Curator, Lucy Keeler
- Meet the Professionals – Panellist overview
- Moderated Panel Discussion
- Q&A for students and teachers (15-20mins)
|9:15am - 9:45am
|Vivid Sydney overview presented by Destination NSW
|Delicate Pixel Work (Girls Putting the 'A' in STEAM)
|Speakers* include Georgina Buchanan, Lucy Keeler, Katrina Harding and Deborah Szapiro whose works include interactive and kinetic sculptures in Circular Quay and the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney as well as animators and directors behind Vivid Light’s 3D mapped projections on Sydney’s landmark buildings.
|12noon - 1pm
|1pm - 2:40pm
|Intelligence is Now Artificial, But Your Co-Lab Should be Real
|Speakers* from Ample Projects whose works includes the team behind wildly popular projections and light sculptures such as Taronga Zoo’s Lights for the Wild, Snugglepot & Cuddlepie, Urban Tree Project and many more.
|Closing comments and Thank you
Vivid School will take place at the International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia's premier convention, exhibition and entertainment destination.
Accessible by foot, car, taxi, ferry, coach and light rail, ICC Sydney is located in the heart of Sydney’s vibrant Darling Harbour precinct.
Meeting point: The Vivid School registration desk will be located in the main entrance to the Convention Centre. This entrance can be found at the northern end of ICC Sydney, closest to Cockle Bay (Darling Harbour) and Harbourside Shopping Centre.
To plan your trip to Vivid School at ICC Sydney, please visit the getting to ICC Sydney page.
If you are planning on bringing your school group by bus, please contact us by 10 May at: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Food and beverage is not provided by Vivid School. There will be a one hour lunch break. Please bring all required lunch, snacks and beverages. Water stations will be available to fill up water bottles.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN VIVID SCHOOL 2020
Registrations for tickets to Vivid Sydney 2019 have now closed.
For teachers and schools who have already registered for Vivid School 2019, payments must be finalised by Friday 10 May. Once payment is received, we unfortunately cannot offer refunds for cancellations.
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