Dream Machines is an interactive and engaging contemporary art exhibition that brings together five modern day Da Vincis – contemporary polymaths – whose practice intersects art, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. They are simultaneously artist, scientist, engineer, thinker and inventor whose practice exploits the harmony that exists between science, technology, engineering, maths and art. See their functional and experimental works in action.
Whilst the exhibition is on during the Festival, on Sunday 20 August they will host a special Dream Machines Fest Day featuring free family art making activities, music, 3D printer demonstrations, face painting, a film screening and more. Plus enjoy artist talks and workshops with exhibiting artists James Dodd, Wade Marynowsky and David Lawrey & Jaki Middleton
The artists – James Dodd, Wade Marynowsky, David Lawrey & Jaki Middleton, Cameron Robbins, and Tricky Walsh – are at the forefront of contemporary art practice in Australia. They produce functional artworks and imagined machines which audiences can engage and interact with: a remote controlled painting machine, a machine that interprets the movement of the sun, a theoretical communication device, three automatons created from vintage gramophones, and eights robots performing an opera.
At the core of this project are ideas centred around DIY aesthetics, backyard inventors and the suburban shed, the adaptation of existing and utilitarian objects, the machine aesthetic, hacking and re-purposing, and how creativity is integral to innovation.
Exhibition dates: Saturday 22 July – Sunday 17 September 2017
Special event: Dream Machines Fest Day, Sunday 20 August , 10am-4pm
More information: www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Community/Hazelhurst