Illuminating Workshops at Museum

Griffith Pioneer Park Museum will host workshops demonstrating video projection-mapping techniques on Saturday and Sunday nights of the upcoming long weekend, 11-12 June.

“The sculptures recently created by international sculptors at Pioneer Park Museum will serve as canvases for this exciting technology,” said curator Jason Richardson

Artist Scott Baker has been developing video animations that will be projected onto the sculptures.

“Scott has experience teaching multimedia in university and TAFE classes, as well as amazing audio-visual performances using the moniker Abre Ojos,” said Mr Richardson.

“His work has been seen at festivals and also distributed internationally on commercially available DVDs. Have a google of Abre Ojos to see his astounding work.”

“Scott will be sharing his experience in projection-mapping as well as detailing the creative processes involved in producing the visuals that will be mapped onto the gorgeous granite sculptures.”

The workshops will run from 5-8pm on Saturday and Sunday nights, 11-12 June. Over the two evenings there will be discussion of setting up projectors, creating animations and introductory lessons for the software used to create and map video projections.

“On each night we’ll be mapping video animations to the sculptures and recording the results. We plan to allow workshop participants to gain experience in projection-mapping software, with a number of computers and projectors available to ensure everyone can gain hands-on experience.”

“I’m looking forward to learning techniques from Scott,” said Mr Richardson. “In addition to offering a new medium for storytelling at Pioneer Park Museum, I hope to develop my skills in running projection activities, such as the events I’ve run in the Riverina in recent years and also new artwork I'm creating for projection at Wagga Wagga City Council later this year.”

This project is supported by Arts NSW’s Country Arts Support Program, a devolved funding program administered by Regional Arts NSW and Western Riverina Arts on behalf of the NSW Government.