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Vivid School 2019: Wednesday Program
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, Zara Pasfield, Lucy Keeler and Katrina Harding who prove that 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, Customs House, Cadmans Cottage and Sydney Opera House.
Session 2: So You Want a Career in Projection Art?
Do you love Drawing? Painting? Storytelling? Technology? Gaming? Meet the artists and technicians behind 2D and 3D animated projections on the landmark buildings in Vivid Sydney. Speakers* include Bonnie Forsyth, Jonathan Nix, Alex Rendell, Anthony Pellizzari and Murray Debus who have contributed to 3D mapped projections on Sydney’s landmark buildings including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Customs House and Sydney Opera House. Hear the stories of how Vivid Sydney's animators, designers and lighting specialists learned their craft and how they came to make work for the festival.
This session is a perfect opportunity to ask questions like: How many projectors do you need to light the Sydney Opera House? How big are they? How do you tell a story on a building façade like Customs House or the MCA that has gaps all over it for windows and doors? How do you know the animation you’re creating is going to fit on the building? What are the best colours to use when designing projection on a building? How do you make a projection interactive?
*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, Zara Pasfield, Lucy Keeler, Katrina Harding whose works include interactive and kinetic sculptures in Circular Quay and the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and 3D mapped projections on Sydney’s landmark buildings|
|12noon - 1pm||LUNCH BREAK|
|1pm - 2:40pm||So You Want a Career in Projection Art?|
|Speakers* include Bonnie Forsyth, Jonathan Nix, Alex Rendell, Anthony Pellizzari and Murray Debus whose works include 3D mapped projections on Sydney’s landmark buildings including the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Customs House and Sydney Opera House.|
|2:40-2:45pm||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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