Earlier this year i was privileged to present a 20 minute artist talk about my practice to an audience of 2500 people at the AGIdeas International Design Week in Melbourne. AGIdeas http://www.agideas.net/agideas-2011/speakers/speaker?speakerId=59 is one of the largest and most prestigious design festivals in the world which offers an extraordinary program of events that celebrate design excellence and promotes the value of design driven innovation. I was pleased to present at AGIdeas in 2011 as one of 40 international creatives.
Benjamin Ducroz - http://www.agideas.net/index.php?nodeId=82&speakerId=61 a Melbourne based artist also spoke about his work in stop animation film. He spoke about a project he was just about start filming in the days preceding the conference....and was asking for volunteers to come and help him! (Giving an artist an open mic and a willing audience is always a calculated risk!) But he must of had plenty of hands on deck to film what looks like a epic project. Both of our practices are influenced by the mobius strip - see the results in the below video - sorry i couldn't embed the VIMEO link.
Also view highlights of the AGIdeas conference in the below clip.
Speaker highlights for me were:
Stuart MacLachlan, Illustration http://www.stuart-mclachlan.com/
Brian Steendyk, Architect http://www.steendyk.com/
Something Splendid, Graphic Design http://www.somethingsplendid.com.au/
Sanky from ALLOFUS design http://allofus.com/
Francis Rings, Choreographer from Bangarra Dance Theatre http://www.bangarra.com.au/
And too many more to mention. If you are interested in creative practices try and get along one year to the conference, it is well worth the money.