ANU School of Art PhD candidate ERICA SECCOMBE has won the inaugural Paramor Prize for Art and Innovation in Sydney.
The prize, which includes a $20,000 grant, was awarded to Seccombe for her work on a large ink jet print built at the School of Art’s Ink Jet Research Facility.
“I feel slightly surprised but really happy about it. I don’t expect to win things,” Seccombe told ANU.
Seccombe presented her first-ever solo exhibition, ‘Grow’, at DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY in May last year.
The show featured a combination of 3D stereoscopic projection and 3D printed objects that drew upon the artist’s experimental research project into 3D Microcomputed X-ray tomography.
Her award-winning work at the Ink Jet Research Facility uses a scientific customisation tool known as 4D micro tomography to create a large ink-jet print of a mung bean sprouting.
“It’s the first time anyone has X-rayed plants germinating with micro-CT. So when I show scientists, it’s of interest. But it’s not used in science yet so it’s really cutting edge,” Seccombe said.
ERICA SECCOMBE is speaking at VIVID SYDNEY on May 31st at the MCA.
ARTISTS IN RESIDNECE: COLLABORATION AND CREATIVE INNOVATION BETWEEN ARTISTS AND ORGANISATIONS
How can artists bring new perspectives to established processes? How do interventions from creative thinkers offer new insights?
As an artist, institution or a business, how can you set a framework for fruitful cross-disciplinary collaboration? How can bringing fresh eyes into your organisation to spark challenging conversations and tackle concepts that are usually too tough to explore?
Discover new models of artist-in-residence programs with collaboration at their core, and learn about the mutual benefits for artists, organisations and communities. Synapse is a residency program that enables collaboration between artists and scientists, with a focus on long-term benefits. Hear past and present Synapse artists and their host organisations speak about their experiences of collaborative research and its ongoing reach: resulting in new products, events and systems.
This session will be moderated by Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) Director Vicki Sowry.
Presented in partnership with ANAT.
Image Credit: Erica Seccombe, ‘Grow’, 2013, (detail), single channel projection, formatted for stereoscopic viewing with circular polarized glasses, silver screen, duration: 6:00min, 3D Microcomputed tomography rendered and animated in Drishti.