Briony Barr
Artist Archive

Drawing on Complexity (The Experimenta Series)

Part of a larger investigation into pattern formation, Drawing on Complexity (The Experimenta Series) presents a series of experiments that will compare what patterns (social or aesthetic) will emerge when different groups of people make a drawing together within a similar set of parameters. Exhibiting as part of Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art, documentation of each drawing will be collected over a three-year period, across regional Australia.

Through group workshops and drop-in sessions, participants (called ‘agents’) are invited to draw on the ground with colourful PVC tape, following simple rules determining placement of the tape and how to collaborate with others. As the lines build up over time, so will the emergent patterns – a hallmark of the complex adaptive systems that have inspired the project. This process is also inspired by ‘agent-based modelling’, a digital method used to model systems with many interacting parts.

Click here to read more about Briony’s Experimenta Make Sense artwork.

 


2019 – USC ART GALLERY – SUNSHINE COAST, QLD

Drawing on Complexity (The Experimenta Series) Workshop 09.08.2019
~3.5 hours drawing / 1.5 hours undrawing
6 Agents: Margaret Moon, Dr Jan Green, Coralee Asker, Megan Williams, Joshua Smith & Briony Barr.
Click here to view photos from the workshop via flickr.

 


2019 – LATROBE REGIONAL GALLERY – MORWELL, VIC

Drawing on Complexity (The Experimenta Series) Workshop 07.06.2019
14 Agents: Heath Bridges, Ian Buckley, Angela Clement, Justin Hallinan, Ronnie Lieshout, Jacob Phillips, Helen Prendergast, Rachel Tomlinson, Trish Smithson, Majella Moss, Ellen Taylor, Emma Inglis, Meghan Bye & Briony Barr
Click here to view photos from the workshop via flickr.

 


2018 – PLIMSOLL GALLERY, UTAS – HOBART, TAS

Undrawing Drawing Workshop 24.05.2018
Experimenta Make Sense at Plimsoll Gallery, School of Creative Arts, UTAS
5 hour duration.
4 agents: Jane Barlow, Briony Barr, Melissa Lockley & Leanne Chisholm.
Click here to view photos from the workshop via flickr.

 


2017 – RMIT Gallery – Melbourne, VIC

Staircase Drawing Workshop 03.10.2017
Experimenta Make Sense at RMIT Gallery, Melbourne.
5 hour duration.
8 agents: Suyin Lam, Darcy Varghese, Leanne Stein, Andy Rijs, Nicola Hardy, Spring Wang, Norm Hanson and Briony Barr.
Click here to view photos from the workshop via flickr.