Journey through time and space with local public artist Russell Anderson.
This fascinating exhibition showcases a collection of sculptural apparatus, from tea bag jigglers to interactive machines. With seductive surfaces of polished and cast bronze, brass, steel and copper, small scale artworks appear alongside a large, immersive installation. The sculptures include interactive lighting as well as engaging analogue and digital technologies. Together, the collection offers a compelling narrative exploring the life and creations of Cornelius Dempsey, an inventor from times past, who made machines that could transport him through the multiverse.
Sustainable practice is an integral part of Russell’s work and lifestyle choices.
Russell works from an off-the-grid, completely solar powered workshop and studio in Witta, which is equipped with CNC tooling and a full machine shop. He drives a hybrid electric car and has strong interest in sustainable solutions such as using reclaimed timbers, low-energy lighting, alternative energy and supporting local manufactures.
ABOVE: Apparatus for Viewing Transdimensional Mechatronic Variants of a Set Cause #4a, 2013, Cast bronze, stainless steel, copper, brass, found vintage objects, LEDs, DC generators, super capacitors
Russell has been a full-time artist for over 20 years designing and building small to large-scale public art commissions for community, government, theatre and festivals. His monumental sculpture iDIDIT! that captures the joy of a child successfully completing a handstand is in Birtinya, within the Sunshine Coast Health Precinct. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) as well as a Master of Arts through QUT.
RIGHT: Apparatus for Viewing Transdimensional Mechatronic Variants of a Set Cause #4a, 2013, Cast bronze, stainless steel, copper, brass, found vintage objects, LEDs, DC generators, super capacitors
Date: Saturday 25 August to Saturday 6 October
Venue: Gallery 2, Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour
Cost: Free entry