2016 House Programs Cultural Collisions - Page 10

WHERE As an inventor as well as composer, Percy Grainger’s musical practice was never constrained by tradition or convention. The result was his construction of instruments that ranged from the weird to the wonderful. Ian Potter Museum of Art University of Melbourne 800 Swanston Street Melbourne WHEN M T W T F S S 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 TIMES CALLING PERCY Tue-Fri Sat & Sun Sat 15 10am-5pm 12-5pm 12-9pm Led by artist and researcher Dr Laura Woodward, students from Sculpture & Spatial Practice at the Faculty of VCA and MCM, and Mechanical Engineering at the Melbourne School of Engineering, combine their talents to produce works inspired by Grainger’s roving imagination. Step inside the University’s Ian Potter Museum of Art to encounter kinetic mechanical instruments, interactive sculptures and responsive installations that are by turns playful, confronting, tender and experimental. In sum, a grand assemblage of moving parts as complex and surprising as the mind of Grainger himself. ENCOUNTERING GRAINGER THROUGH ENGINEERING AND SCULPTURAL PRACTICE EXHIBITORS CREDITS Danielle Cheng Maggie Clare Sam La Marca Nicola Lewis Jessie McClure Kate McGain Qalissa Othman Yuval Rosinger with Laura Woodward Acknowledgements Simone Slee, Head of Sculpture & Spatial Practice, Faculty of VCA and MCM, University of Melbourne and Jan Murray, Head of the School of Art, Faculty of VCA and MCM, University of Melbourne Laura Woodward has created sculptural kinetic installations for exhibitions around Australia, and lectures in the School of Art at the Faculty of VCA and MCM, University of Melbourne. Collaborative Input Dr Colin Burvill, Design Discipline Leader in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne and Associate Professor Neil McLachlan, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne. Technical and resource-based support Jamie O’Connell, Dr Tim Edwards, Mark Friedlander and other staff in the Faculty of VCA and MCM Teaching Workshop, University of Melbourne Ian Potter Museum of Art support Jacqueline Doughty and Samantha Comte 11 Image: Laura Woodward, Gyre 2015 (detail)