cloudy sensoria opening

From light phenomena to sound, qualities of smell and the dispersal of air in space, Cloudy Sensoria explores the intangible forms of sensation. The exhibition acts as a site specific interpretation of the time shifting experiences at Bundoora Homestead. Originally the home of an aristocratic family, then an institution for men deeply traumatised and often disfigured by war; no one lives here anymore, it is now a cultural centre, a place for ideas and contemplation. As if the walls could tell their stories, the artists engage the audience in new ways of seeing – often not with the eyes – perceiving the building, its location and history.

Artists: Chris Cottrell, Georgina Cue, Jason Parmington, Cara-Ann Simpson and Malte Wagenfeld.

Curated by Cara-Ann Simpson and Malte Wagenfeld.

Exhibition runs Friday October 19 – Sunday December 2
Opening launch : Saturday October 27th, 3-6pm
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne.
More details available here.


Group exhibition featuring works by Chris Cottrell, Evelyn Kwok, Marilyn Schneider, and a collaborative workshop by Josh Harle.
August 31st — September 30th
The Lock Up Cultural Centre,
Newcastle, NSW.

Join four emerging contemporary artists in their attempts to record, recreate and reimagine the world around us. Influenced by the theories of Foucault, Baudelaire and Debord, the artists examine how a ‘mapping impulse’ drives our understanding of the places we occupy.

conference :

sense of planet

Sense of Planet set out to understand how current global ecological concerns, such as the acceleration of climate change, species extinction, can be comprehended by individuals, and to address the issues and activities of representing the earth in its entirety. Speakers included Timothy Morton, Nicholas Mirzoeff and Ursula Heise.

Speaker abstracts and more details here.

kitset at edinburgh science festival

Kitset 2.0 is being exhibited at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. It is featured in an ASCUS–art science collaborative curated exhibition of art works which were informed through consultation and collaboration with scientists. The exhibition runs from March 31 until April 14.

Thanks to Hamer Dodds and the ASCUS committee for their help in facilitating the project.

“talking practice”

4pm; Wednesday November 16
School of Design, Building One
Carrington Road, Auckland

I have been invited to speak about my practice to Masters of Design students at Unitec in Auckland. I will discuss a selection of projects and offer some tactics for creative practice after graduation.

workshop : exploring visible and invisible borders in paris

I have been invited to participate in an experimental walking tour of Paris, along with a number of other artists, architects and cartographers. This workshop is as an extension of the Mapping Processes and Practices : Arts, Maps and Society conference, which I presented at.

The group I was a member of toured the Goutte d’Or neighbourhood in the 18th arrondissement, and were then asked to make a collage/map that represented our impressions of the area.

Photos are by Anne-Kathrin Reuschel. For more information visit the Art & Cartography working group website.