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Erica Gray

artist in Townsville

Soft Sculpture Art

PRESENTED ON SEP 07, 2013
IN TOWNSVILLE @ VOL 4

Erica Gray discusses her artwork focused around soft sculptures or the use of fabric and other soft, pliable materials to create sculptures. Listen as she discusses her past exhibits of soft sculptures which have featured sea anemones, pipes, and animals. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 10, 2014. 

 

 

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Crafting Charybdis

BY ROBERT OPPECKER
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 10, 2012

Robert Oppecker walks through his development and fabrication process for silver vessels. He explains how he translates his sketches into a three dimensional form, and how the designs can change along the way, eventually gaining their own character and name.

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Steel Sculptures

BY GEORGE SCHROEDER
@ VOL 10 ON MAY 28, 2013

George Schroeder, works in steel, aluminum, and many other metallic elements to produce sculpture oftentimes based in expressing sound forms. His work is often large in scale, and here he discusses his numerous public installations. 

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Concepts in Time and Motion

BY JONATHAN SCHIPPER
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Jonathan Schipper captures a moment of time through sculpture - developing ideas of time, space, speed and motion by crashing two cars together incredibly slowly over the span of two months. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 15, 2015.

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Little Maine Sculptures

BY LEITH MACDONALD
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2015

"Created from driftwood collected over time, mixed with carved toys I made for my son with my grandfather’s tools, I feel like a kid having fun again.”

Leith MacDonald
 spent six summers and a winter working on Monhegan. Years after moving off the island, Monhegan has resurfaced like a great whale in Leith’s art making practice. In "Little Maine Sculptures" from PechaKucha Night Monhegan Vol. 1, MacDonald explains how these pieces are inspired by years of memories and dreams of a place with which long ago he fell in love.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, November 12th, 2015. 

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Sofubi: Soft Vinyl

BY DON KRATZER
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL @ AUTODESK POP-UP ON NOV 08, 2015

"When I say factory, it's often a 60 or 70-year old guy who has a shed out by the side of his house. He's pouring the the plastisol, and running it through the process, pulling out the pieces by hand, one by one."

In Sofubi: Soft Vinyl from PechaKucha Night Special @ Autodesk Pop-Up in TokyoDon Kratzer discusses soft vinyl as a medium, and particularly soft vinyl toys made in Japan. Versatile and vibrant, it has been used for generations as a medium for making toys and figurines that is proven to last. With advancements in digital technology, new opportunities are presented to those who design sofubi figures and collectibles.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, January 23rd, 2016. 

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Soft Interaction for Connectedness and Well-being

BY JINSIL (HWARYOUNG) SEO
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 01, 2016

Jinsil (Hwaryoung) Seo presents some of her interactive art research using soft/organic materials for children with autism and older adults. Her research focuses on promoting social/intergenerational connectedness and wellbeing.

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Walking Cubes

BY CHRIS TAYLOR
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 11, 2017

Chris Boyd Taylor, a professor of art at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, gives us the short and skinny on his carreer in sculpture.

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What is Soft Skills and How to Develop Them: Case Studies

BY INNA BOYKO
@ VOL 7 ON OCT 30, 2017

Sociological studies for decades prove that for employers important not only professional skills, but also additional knowledge and skills. They are not given in schools and universities: critical thinking, responsibility, the ability to communicate and many others. They are called "soft skills". Emotional and communicative characteristics of the student determine the life success no less than academic achievement. The presentation will be about: what skills can be attributed to soft skills and how to develop them in children and adults. Inna Boyko explains.

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Strand Ephemera Townsville

BY MARION GAEMERS
@ VOL 16 ON NOV 10, 2017

Strand Ephemera started in 2001 and Marion has exhibited work in all nine exhibitions.  She hopes to show you a little of the work that goes on to get this event happening.