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Vivid School 2019: Thursday Program
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||Student Arrival|
|10am||Vivid Sydney overview presented by Destination NSW|
|10:15am-12pm||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||LUNCH BREAK|
|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.|
|2:40-2:45pm||Closing comments and Thank you|
REGISTER NOW FOR TICKETS
Teachers/Schools**, register for tickets to Vivid School for Year 9-12 students by Friday 3 May.
All new ticket enquiries, please Register for Tickets here.
We recommend you register early, as priority will be given to school groups who register first. Please provide an accurate request for tickets as the program is already proving to be very popular and capacities are limited.
Please note: This is not a confirmed booking. Registered Teachers/Schools will be contacted to confirm ticket availability and purchasing options.
All payments must be finalised by Friday 10 May. Once payment is received, we unfortunately cannot offer refunds for cancellations.
**Only teachers and official school representatives can register. As the Vivid School program runs on school days, direct student bookings cannot be accepted.
If you have any further questions regarding Vivid School you can contact us here.