Woodford Academy Artist in Residence Talk – Naomi Oliver

Naomi Oliver utilises creative coding and video projection to respond to and explore the history and purpose of the interior decoration features of Woodford Academy.

Artist in Residence Naomi Oliver will explore the furniture, materials, objects and trimmings of Woodford Academy to uncover possible personalities and social pretensions, as well as hidden or overt intentions.

Using creative coding and video art, Oliver responds to historical artefacts digitally, attempting to tap into a space where old and new technologies intersect. Oliver’s art practice is based around digital video, animation and sound, often combining analogue and digital mediums/processes to create experimental, otherworldly pieces. In both 2017 and 2018, Oliver has contributed to Vivid Sydney projects.

For the last twenty years, she has exhibited work and collaborated with artists in Australia and internationally. She was an artist-in-residence at Arteles Creative Centre in Hämeenkyrö, Finland (2011) and at The Lock-up Gallery art residency in Newcastle, NSW (2011). Completing her Bachelor of Fine arts (Honours) in 2003 at the University of Western Sydney, she currently lives and works in the Blue Mountains.

 

Image: Naomi Oliver, Soft Pedal, 2021, Blacktown Arts Centre, Sydney. Photographer George Tillianakis

 

How to book your tickets

This special event is run in conjunction with our regular ticketed open day and is available to attend free with property entry.

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Plan your Visit

Woodford Academy

Address:

90-92 Great Western Highway, Woodford 2778 NSW
(parking available on Vale Rd, accessed via Woodford Ave from either direction of the Great Western Hwy)

Open:

Third Saturday of each month,
10am - 4pm

Closed:

December 2022 - January 2023

Phone:
(02) 9258 0123
Email:
woodfordacademy@gmail.com
Entry Fees:
  • Adults - $10
  • Seniors/ Students (5-15yrs) - $8
  • Family (2 adults + accompanying children ) - $25
  • Child under 5 FREE

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