Leaf Tree: a small universe of life and beauty Past Event
Leaf Tree combines traditional Thai illustration, augmented reality (AR) and paper sculpture in a public work that empowers viewers to reflect and comment on human impact on our environment. Leaf Tree explores the changing profile of forests across the four-dimensions. Based on animated line drawings, the work is driven by the Fibonacci series and represents anthropogenic devastation of the world’s forests and the scope for rejuvenation. Combining AR technology and paper sculpture enables the viewer to “move” through the forest as it is devastated by fire and flood and then to when it magically regrows.
Dr Pailin Thawornwijit
Pailin (Tarn) is a full-time lecturer at Digital Media program in PSUIC International Faculty, Prince of Songkhla University. Also, she has passion in Illustration and visual communication design. Her research mainly focuses on nature and climate change issues. It is the combination between visual communication design, technology and illustration. She attempts to expand her research into art and design areas in order to encourage public awareness about climate change to the society.
Jo is the permanent artist resident of Q Station in Sydney, Australia, Jo runs a commercial studio, Paper Couture spanning major installations to smaller creative commissioned gestures. Jo’s work has been featured in many Australian books, magazines, journals and television programs. Jo’s creative work has been commissioned by some of the most celebrated in the business and arts world including, Tiffany & Co, Perrier Jouet, Magic Millions, Mirvac, and Accor Hotels, amongst others. Her ambassadorial role as Interpretive. Curator at the former quarantine historic site is to help tell the history on site through her paper sculptures in conjunction with the use of the movable heritage collection, and to grow and interact with a broader artistic audience to and on site.
Associate Professor Nicki Wragg
Nicki is Swinburne’s Dean, Learning Innovation of the Health, Arts and Design cluster of schools. Her research sits at the intersection of communication design, technology, design practice and design education. She applies an interdisciplinary and industry-engaged approach to all her work. Her research brings together students and industry experts in collaborative projects, which provide insight into how communication design solutions are developed, the design process and research that underpins the outcomes, and the ways people respond to them in a social context.
Associate Professor Carolyn Barnes
Carolyn (PhD Melb 2004) is Academic Director of Research Training in the School of Design, Swinburne University of Technology, where she teaches research methods for academic and practice applications. Her research and art writing focus on artist-initiated activity, artist’s networks and the legacy of modernism in Australian non-objective and concrete art post 1980. Carolyn is an assistant editor for the International Journal of Design. Her chapter on the work of Robert Owen features in a new anthology on the artist to be published alongside his forthcoming solo exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Blue Over Time: Robert Owen, a survey.