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Art, pattern & complexity

Art, pattern & complexity
Event Information:
When: Starts on Thursday 16 February 2012 & ends Wednesday 16 May 2012.
Location: RiAus (55 Exchange Place Adelaide SA)

Winner BankSA Best Visual Art and Design, Adelaide Fringe Awards 2012

Sam Songailo winner Eran Svigos Award for Best Visual Art, Adelaide Fringe Awards 2012

Artists explored ideas about pattern and complexity that drew on the latest scientific and mathematical theories. Their paintings, installations and interactive artworks featured mesmerising optical patterns and digitally-generated complex behaviour. The exhibition coincided with the March issue of Artlink magazine on Art, Pattern and Complexity, and was open from 16 February – 16 May 2012.


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Pricking 1.2 by MESNE Design Studio was a digital/multi media piece comprising an interactive multi-touch table and custom developed design software – allowing the user to create intricate lace patterns in an ever growing catalogue. Each lace pattern created during the exhibition was instantly printed on a 6×4″ index card and automatically uploaded to MESNE Design Studio’s Flickr account. View the art created by visitors.

Curated by Margot Osborne

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Read the news article from The Advertiser – Arts giants bested by one out of the box

View the media release – Brilliant patterns transform RiAus

Read an interview with the artist Sam Songailo

Read a review of the exhibition and artists talk

Download the Art, Pattern and Complexity catalogue:

Art, pattern and complexity catalogue in high resolution (PDF, 2Mb)

Art, pattern and complexity catalogue in low resolution (PDF, 487Kb)

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