The Sound Playground

Bus Projects and Craft Victoria

Bus Projects and Craft Victoria are thrilled to announce their forthcoming collaboration on a new project exploring the unique relationship between craft and sound.

Art Exhibition previously on at fortyfivedownstairs in Australia.
From Tuesday 06 July 2010 to Saturday 17 July 2010

Manifon by Rowan McNaught  image

Published by fortyfivedownstairs on Saturday 03 July 2010.
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Curated by Amelia Douglas and Nella Themelios, this exhibition and performance series features newly commissioned experimental instruments, sound sculptures and sonic installations, which will be ‘played’ in a series of special performances. The Sound Playground features works by both established and emerging Melbourne-based artists including Ros Bandt & Albert Mishriki, Rod Cooper, Emma Lashmar and Rowan McNaught.

Rod Cooper presents a new series of ‘sonic portraits’ in which items of clothing cast in concrete become the armature for the aural conjuring of well known personalities in the Australian sound scene. Emma Lashmar offers an exquisite glass installation designed to be bowed and played percussively. Ros Bandt and Albert Mishriki’s original music-boxes place the focus on disguise and gesture in the generation of sound, whilst Rowan McNaught’s interactive Manifon offers a new take on an ancient instrument.

For details of performance times and to book tickets (all $15), visit Bus Projects. www.busprojects.com.au

The Sound Playground is proudly presented by Bus Projects, Craft Victoria and fortyfivedownstairs for Liquid Architecture 2010 and generously supported by the City of Melbourne.

Tue – Fri 11am to 5pm, Sat 12pm to 4pm
free admission