TROLLEY ROAMING – A SERIES OF UNEXPECTED EVENTS



James Dodd Shopping Trolley Prototype 3 from James Dodd on Vimeo.

Testing…
A taster…
More documentation soon…

SERIES OF UNEXPECTED EVENTS – OSCA – CITY OF ONKAPARINGA


I’m stoked to be part of this program of ephemeral suburban interventions which has been organised by the very excellent OSCA – Open Space Contemporary Art.
https://open-space.org.au/

MORGANICS JAM – CROKER ISLAND


As part of a recent workshop on Croker Island I collaborated both with the students and with the great hip-hop workshop team which is Morganics, Wire MC and Finton Mahony. This is the resultant clip! More pics from the week at – http://james-dodd.com/mamaruni-school-croker-island/

DREAM MACHINES – HAZELHURST REGIONAL GALLERY – FULL SET OF PICS NOW ONLINE


JAMES DODD -Artist interview, Dream Machines, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery. from James Dodd on Vimeo.

FULL SET OF PICS FROM DREAM MACHINES HERE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

SCHOOL HOLIDAY MURAL WORKSHOP AT THE BARN



https://www.facebook.com/events/1966535333605284/?active_tab=about

SHED WIZARD – ARTLINK REVIEW



As written by the lovely Serena Wong, long-time FELT Space director and recent addition to the Riddoch Art Gallery team. Click this…….

BENCH TALK – PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH TOM GERRARD


——- LINK TO SOUNDCLOUD HERE ——-

DREAM MACHINES – CURATOR AND ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION



SHED TIME VIDEO



JAMES DODD Shed Time June 2017 from James Dodd on Vimeo.

Here’s a little vid that offers a bit of behind the scenes in my studio. I have been working with Sam Roberts to document my work for a long time now and this video is the result of testing some new equipment and testing a candid presentation style, perhaps a bit like a DIY or hardware demonstration video.

DREAM MACHINES – HAZELHURST REGIONAL GALLERY


Dream Machines James Dodd

Dream Machines brings together five artists and collaboratives who are modern day Da Vinci’s – contemporary polymaths – whose practice intersects art, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. They are simultaneously artist, scientist, engineer, thinker and inventor.

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 robots that perform 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.

The exhibition launches on Friday the 21st of July and I will be working in the gallery over the weekend immediately following. I will also be presenting a master class in association with the exhibition in which I will offer a full day’s experience of working on a version of the Painting Mill.

My participation in this project has been generously supported by the South Australian Government via Arts South Australia.