Bright art of projectioneering in focus at CASM

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah has been transformed by audiovisual digital art for the first time in Mandurah, plus artists and community members are able to learn the bright art of 'projectioneering’ with Roly Skender.

Roly Skender is a Western Australian audiovisual artist, musician and producer. His work emphasises an interplay between sound and vision, often mixing technology-driven presentation with more traditional art practices including movement/dance, illustration, vocal performance and music.

In the early 2000's Skender helped pioneer audiovisual performance in Australia and by 2013 he began producing projection mapping works on buildings and in natural environments. His current practice incorporates a mixture of sound and video design, 3D animation, creative coding, performance and interactivity to create large-scale artworks.

Workshop participants can get a closer look at projection mapping and interactivity using Touch Designer software, discussion of projector and screen types, plus practical skills for using projectors as a tool for making and presenting art.

Bookings are essential for the following workshops:

  • Adults 25 years and older – Saturday, April 14 from 10am – 4pm, $95.00 each
  • Young people aged 13-25 years – Sunday, April 15 from 10am – 2pm, free workshop

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop (if available), a phone/ camera and a USB storage device for saving work.

The workshops are an extension to ‘The Projection Project | Otherworlds’ exhibition currently on display at CASM until April 8.

The exhibition features a collective of artists including Jake Steele, Lee Kennedy, Leon Ewing, Nicolas Gardiner, Rhys Channing, Tomàs Ford and Eleesha Ford in a showcase of video art pieces in Mandurah's first ever dedicated video art exhibition.

The community are also invited to attend an artist panel talk featuring Roly Skender, Lee Kennedy and Leon Ewing on Thursday, April 5 at 6pm.

Workshop bookings can be made by calling CASM on 9550 3989 or go to www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/facilities/casm/masterpieces-art-competition or artspacesmandurah.com.au. CASM is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm.