Art at the Airport
ART AT THE AIRPORT
Art at the Airport (AatA) is a curated program showcasing artwork by professional artists living and working in the Northern Rivers region. The program aims to promote the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) and professional artists from our region. It also offers a new dynamic to the airport environs – bringing visual arts to the 30,000 – 40,000 people who pass through the Ballina-Byron Gateway Airport each month. A new showcase of artwork will be presented bimonthly, representing a total of 6 artists per year.
Darren & I collaborated recently on two new large format digital prints for the Art at the Airport program curated by Northern Rivers Community Gallery. These works will be on display in the Byron Ballina Gateway Airport from Wednesday 2nd March to May 4th.
“Pool Party & Road Trip comprises digitally sourced imagery, appropriated and transformed through enlarging and distorting the image beyond its intended clarity and meaning The geometric pattern overlaid creates the ‘framework’ through which the image is viewed and removes parts of the image from the viewer.
At the distance the images are still recognizable, however the images appear differently when viewed up close and they become less recognizable, colours and detail blending into a tapestry of coloured pixels. Printed on aluminium the works take on a materiality that in a public space may otherwise indicate way finding or advertising.
The images speak of similar experiences and nostalgia seen through two very different cultural lenses simultaneously.”
If you’re flying in for this years Byron Bay Blues Festival keep an eye out for them!
Big thanks also to Craig from A1 Signs & Graphics for the printing.