biennale of sydney 2006

The Biennale of Sydney is Australia’s premiere international contemporary art event.

Staged every two years, the Biennale is held in Sydney’s leading museums and galleries and is renowned for showcasing innovative contemporary art from Australia and around the world. It brings many international artists to Australia for the first time and provides a rich complementary program of public events, symposia, performances and publications.

2006 Biennale of Sydney interactive

I developed and produced a comprehensive iMac interactive for use in the three principal venues of the 2006 Biennale – the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay.

All participating artists were represented in the interactive through slideshows of previous works and their works in the Biennale. Video interviews were conducted with over 20 of the visiting artists speaking with Biennale Artistic Director and Curator Dr Charles Merewether. Visitors browsed the interactive either by venue or by artist name. Contact details and maps were provided for all venues.

I designed a ply and glass box to house each iMac. These served to protect against interference, while locating the devices within the broader design identity of the 2006 Biennale.

Each iMac was provided with two sets of headphones, allowing visitors to sit together to listen to the interview media. Interviews were from 12 to 20 mins duration, each divided into thematic chapters. Users could navigate and select chapters via dropdown menus in each Quicktime movie.

I designed the interactive navigation and created all digital media for the interactive. The dynamic custom Director shell was created in lingo by my colleague Robert St Clair.

I also produced a DVD version of the media for use in the education sector after the Biennale closed in late August 2006.

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Services Provided
digital media recording
multimedia production
interactive design
housing design
installation and commissioning
DVD production

Contract Period
Feb 2006 – Sep 2006