You Me Things -
Local Nature Walk
Saturday 1 May 2021
10am – 1:30pm
$20.00 + booking fee
Connect with your local surroundings through this in-person guided tour and drawing activity session, hosted by Experimenta Life Forms artists Uyen Nguyen and Matthew Riley. Bringing us closer to the complex ecologies around us, discover the diverse flora and fauna and discuss the entangled lifecycles.
Guided through the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Curator of Tasmanian Flora, Chris Lang, will meet the group for a 1 hour tour and discuss the uniqueness, diversity and beauty of the native Tasmanian flora.
The workshop will conclude back at Plimsoll Gallery with participants sharing their experiences and perspectives of the interrelationships of this Botanical Gardens through a series of drawing activities (1 hour activity). Lead by the artists, participants will produce character designs and illustrations based on their local findings.
This workshop involves a walking tour & drawing activity designed for participants 15 years and older. People under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
The workshop will run from 10am-1:30pm with a short coffee break. Morning tea provisions also available back at the gallery.
Meeting point: Plimsoll Gallery at 10am for a 10:15am bus ride to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (Return trip to Plimsoll Gallery. Bus travel cost included in workshop ticket purchase).
See Uyen Nguyen, Max Piantoni and Matthew Riley’s artwork ‘You, Me, Things’ as part of Experimenta Life Forms: International Triennial of Media Art, presenting at Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, 19 March – 9 May 2021
About the Speakers
Uyen Nguyen, Max Piantoni and Matthew Riley create experimental playable works using games, art, animation and installation for exhibitions, festivals, events and research.
Uyen Nguyen, Max Piantoni and Matthew RileyWurundjeri Country
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Uyen Nguyen, Max Piantoni and Matthew Riley create experimental playable works using games, art, animation and installation for exhibitions, festivals, events and research. They have received international recognition for Yomeci, a series of works that explores listening and making sounds as a form of play – investigating how our sonic world can be harnessed creatively to construct new perceptions and interpretations.
The collaboration brings together each of their respective practices. Nguyen is an animator, designer and filmmaker investigating the playful potential of sound in animation, games and interactive media. Piantoni is an artist, developer and designer specialising in the creation of interactive experiences and creative tools. Riley is a designer, academic and researcher who has developed pervasive games, public art, interactive environments, generative systems and mixed reality experiences.