Monthly Archives: September 2014

‘Umbakumba One People One Voice Festival’, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory

I was very fortunate to be able to accompany my husband James Dodd on a remote NT adventure at the end of August as his assistant on a community mural project for the ‘Umbakumba One People One Voice Festival’. As part of this project Jimmy conducted stencil making workshops with school students who then joined us during the festival to create a large wall mural. Having never worked on an art project in a remote community before this was an incredibly rewarding, challenging and fun experience and I cannot wait to engage in similar projects in the future.

Check out Jimmy’s description of the project here: http://james-dodd.com/one-people-one-voice-festival/

 

Jemimah Dodd, James Dodd, Umbakumba One People One Voice Festival 2014

Jemimah Dodd, James Dodd, Umbakumba One People One Voice Festival 2014

Jemimah Dodd, James Dodd, Umbakumba One People One Voice Festival 2014

Jemimah Dodd, James Dodd, Umbakumba One People One Voice Festival 2014

Jemimah Dodd, James Dodd, Umbakumba One People One Voice Festival 2014

Jemimah Dodd, James Dodd, Umbakumba One People One Voice Festival 2014

Jemimah Dodd, James Dodd, Umbakumba One People One Voice Festival 2014

Jemimah Dodd, James Dodd, Umbakumba One People One Voice Festival 2014

Jemimah Dodd, James Dodd, Umbakumba One People One Voice Festival 2014

Jemimah Dodd, James Dodd, Umbakumba One People One Voice Festival 2014

James Dodd Mural, Umbakumba One People One Voice Festival 2014

James Dodd Mural, Umbakumba One People One Voice Festival 2014

James Dodd Mural, Umbakumba One People One Voice Festival 2014

James Dodd Mural, Umbakumba One People One Voice Festival 2014

 

 

 

‘Globelight’ 2014, Melbourne (VIC)

During the month of August, three of my ‘Silicone Nozzle’ lights were exhibited as part of the 2014 Globelight Exhibition at the Anita Traverso Gallery in Melbourne. Founded in 2012 by light artist James Tapscott, Globelight is a program of events and exhibitions showcasing new talent in light art and design. Artists and Designers are selected from around the country and overseas to submit or create light based works that are in any format, be it object-based, installation, photography, projection or video. The aim of this is to showcase a wide range of approaches to the medium by talent from different backgrounds in order to enhance our understanding of the capabilities of light as a medium. More on the diverse and talented bunch of artists involved here: http://www.globelight.com.au/2014-artists/

Each year Globelight also publishes a book containing images of each work, text and essays on light by contributing artists. 2014 books have just been produced and are now available for purchase for $50 +p/h. Go to the website for details : http://www.globelight.com.au/

 

Jemimah Dodd, 'Silicone Nozzles', large white, 2013. Nozzles, LED lights

Jemimah Dodd, ‘Silicone Nozzles’, large white, 2013. Nozzles, LED lights

Jemimah Dodd, Globelight 2014 install, 'Silicone Nozzle' lights 2013

Jemimah Dodd, Globelight 2014 install, ‘Silicone Nozzle’ lights 2013

 

Globelight book 2014, Jemimah Dodd, Silicone Nozzle lights

Globelight book 2014, Jemimah Dodd, Silicone Nozzle lights

July : ‘Dollop’ Constance ARI, Hobart (TAS)

Throughout July 2014 I presented my first interstate work at Constance ARI titled ‘Dollop’. This site specific video installation was an investigation into ideas I have been playing with in the studio in preparation for a large solo show at the Contemporary Art Center of South Australia in December. ‘Dollop’ explored my ongoing interest in how light might combine with objects and sculptural forms to transform the mundane into mesmermizing, imitating or subtly referencing spectacle in nature with ordinary things from the supermarket and hardware shop. This series of work is inspired by fantastical ideas of tacky Christmas magic caves, crystal castles and natural phenomena such as neon glow worm goo, the Lechuguilla Cave chandelier ballroom and the rainbow illuminated 180 million year-old cave located in Guilin, China. ‘Dollop’ investigates how we see light, colour and liquescent moving imagery against static, clunky handmade objects and forms. This video installation blends ideas of liquid/solid, natural/artificial, movement/stillness, light/dark and hi-fi/low-fi.

Jemimah Dodd, ‘Dollop’, July 2014. Constance ARI Hobart from Jemimah Davis on Vimeo.

Jemimah Dodd, 'Dollop', July 2014, Constance ARI. Video Installation, 4 min loop: icing sugar, food colouring. Installation: Styrofoam, plaster, chicken wire, expando-foam. 130 x 130 x 180

Jemimah Dodd, ‘Dollop’, July 2014, Constance ARI. Video Installation, 4 min loop: icing sugar, food colouring. Installation: Styrofoam, plaster, chicken wire, expando-foam. 130 x 130 x 180

Jemimah Dodd, 'Dollop', July 2014, Constance ARI. Video Installation, 4 min loop: icing sugar, food colouring. Installation: Styrofoam, plaster, chicken wire, expando-foam. 130 x 130 x 180

Jemimah Dodd, ‘Dollop’, July 2014, Constance ARI. Video Installation, 4 min loop: icing sugar, food colouring. Installation: Styrofoam, plaster, chicken wire, expando-foam. 130 x 130 x 180

Jemimah Dodd, 'Dollop', July 2014, Constance ARI. Video Installation, 4 min loop: icing sugar, food colouring. Installation: Styrofoam, plaster, chicken wire, expando-foam. 130 x 130 x 180

Jemimah Dodd, ‘Dollop’, July 2014, Constance ARI. Video Installation, 4 min loop: icing sugar, food colouring. Installation: Styrofoam, plaster, chicken wire, expando-foam. 130 x 130 x 180

Jemimah Dodd, 'Dollop', July 2014, Constance ARI. Video Installation, 4 min loop: icing sugar, food colouring. Installation: Styrofoam, plaster, chicken wire, expando-foam. 130 x 130 x 180

Jemimah Dodd, ‘Dollop’, July 2014, Constance ARI. Video Installation, 4 min loop: icing sugar, food colouring. Installation: Styrofoam, plaster, chicken wire, expando-foam. 130 x 130 x 180

Jemimah Dodd, 'Dollop', July 2014, Constance ARI. Video Installation, 4 min loop: icing sugar, food colouring. Installation: Styrofoam, plaster, chicken wire, expando-foam. 130 x 130 x 180

Jemimah Dodd, ‘Dollop’, July 2014, Constance ARI. Video Installation, 4 min loop: icing sugar, food colouring. Installation: Styrofoam, plaster, chicken wire, expando-foam. 130 x 130 x 180

Jemimah Dodd, 'Dollop', July 2014, Constance ARI. Video Installation, 4 min loop: icing sugar, food colouring. Installation: Styrofoam, plaster, chicken wire, expando-foam. 130 x 130 x 180

Jemimah Dodd, ‘Dollop’, July 2014, Constance ARI. Video Installation, 4 min loop: icing sugar, food colouring. Installation: Styrofoam, plaster, chicken wire, expando-foam. 130 x 130 x 180