OPENING NIGHT 5.00 – 7.00PM FRIDAY 27 JANUARY 2023
SOUND PERFORMANCE WITH MARCOS MICOZZI 2-4PM SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2023 More info
ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION: MIA FORREST & THOMAS MARCUSSON 2-4PM SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2023 More Info
Themed around emerging technologies, the Northern Rivers Creative group show < cite > features six artists from the directory including Ernesto Sumarkho, Hunter Wilson, Liv Enqvist, Mia Forrest, Marcos Micozzi and Thomas Marcusson.
Emerging technologies are having a profound impact on the arts, and artists are exploring these technologies in a variety of ways. From virtual reality and the metaverse, to digital software and equipment, to conceptual explorations of technology within traditional practices, < cite > showcases the diverse ways in which artists are using these technologies to push the boundaries of artistic expression.
The variation of works on display invites viewers to engage with the themes of technology and art, and to consider the potential benefits and drawbacks of these emerging technologies. Join the conversation and discover how technology is transforming the world of art.
Launched in 2019 by Arts Northern Rivers, Northern Rivers Creative is a directory platform built to support creative ambition and increase professional opportunities for creatives by connecting them to local and global markets. The directory features practitioners working across categories including creative services, visual arts, design, Indigenous arts, literature, music, performance, and screen. The platform’s program of events celebrates these categories with events spread across the Northern Rivers region. www.northernriverscreative.com.au
ERNESTO SUMARKHO BIO
Ernesto Sumarkho was born in Venezuela, one of the most biodiverse countries on earth, which instilled in him an undying sense of awe and duty towards the natural world and all living forms. He has travelled the globe since, found a home away from home in Australia and an identical passion for its landscapes, ecosystems and people.
Sumarkho is now focused on visual arts using photography, design and film to create both commercial and artistic work that talk about culture, science, nature and identity. www.ernestosumarkho.com @esumarkho
HUNTER WILSON BIO
From a small country town of Moree, Hunter Wilson has emerged into mixed media from a background in composition and graphic design. Pursuing a long desire to study and produce art, Wilson has now made the leap into a diploma of Visual Art at Lismore Tafe. Receiving awards including Highly Commended in the BAM Art Prize 2021, Wilson’s conceptual sculptures created from reclaimed objects invite the viewer to consider their own habits, connections and disconnections. @hunter_by_name_only
LIV ENQVIST BIO
Liv Enqvist is a Swedish born artist, stylist and set designer with a background in both creative production and art direction. She has an art practice specialising in freehand embroidery and paper collage and is always exploring new ways of working. She has worked with clients such as Gucci, Hyundai, ANZ Bank, Radley London, Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris. As well as commercial and corporate work she has applied her skills across feature films, book publications including cook and yoga books, costume for theatre and more recently floral installations. www.livenqvist.com @liv_enqvist
MIA FORREST BIO
Mia Forrest’s Bloom artworks hybridise time, technology, and nature; botanicals take on new meaning as surreal stretching shapes bloom upward to reveal a DNA-like helix structure as they morph into meta-species, inviting the audience to contemplate how species morph, change, survive, and thrive over time. Through the use of expanded time and digital techniques, her botanical arrangements are a tribute to the ephemera; re-imagining and immortalising them for the meta-age.
Forrest has exhibited her work worldwide and has been recognized by the Tweed Regional Art Gallery (Emerging Artist Award, 2022), Byron Art Prize (finalist, 2022), Photo Collective Australian Photography Awards (finalist 2021) and the Queensland Music Awards Music Video Category (finalist 2016, 2020). www.mia-forrest.com @miaforrest.jpg
MARCOS MICOZZI BIO
Marcos Micozzi is an Argentinian born Virtual Reality audio engineer and new media artist based in Byron Bay. He is best known for turning a Neve Custom 75 recording console into a synthesiser and using VR to move sounds in space. Sponsored by the German software developer company Dear Reality, Marcos won an SAE International Award for best Audio Project in 2022 for his Art Installation “Simulated Environments” which explores the relationship between gesture and sound once lost with computer performances. www.marcosmicozzi.com @marqueemicozzi
THOMAS MARCUSSON BIO
Thomas is an interactive and online artist creating mixed media artworks that talk about culture, science and identity, often inviting visitors to engage in different kinds of ways. By including various interactive elements, the artworks expand into participatory experiences.
After having studied mathematics in Gothenburg, he went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Technology in Sydney, graduating with first class honours. www.thomasmarcusson.com @art.marcusson