Imagine floating above remote areas in Western NSW that have never been open to the general public before. This is now a reality thanks to drones, digital film and other technologies. The Southern Tablelands Science Hub presents an evening with Aboriginal creatives Paris Norton and Dylan Goolagong, who work with a range of digital technologies including drone, film, robots and 3D printing.
Join the artists on Thursday 7 September at Workspace 2580 in Goulburn from 6.30pm to find out more about how drones can be used to capture images of remote landscapes. Paris and Dylan will have a drone, robots and 3D printer on-hand to demonstrate practical aspects of the technology they use in their work.
Their presentation will also feature film and images taken with drones of inaccessible cultural areas. Lucky students from Mulwaree High School will also have the chance to participate in a 2-hour workshop with Paris and Dylan the following day,Friday 8 September.
Dylan will discuss the technological aspects of programming and Paris will talk about how she engages with Local Aboriginal Lands Councils, Elders and the wider community in the processes of documentation to ensure that previously unseen cultural materials are recorded and presented with respect to Aboriginal communities and their culture.
In addition to producing artworks, Paris and Dylan also work with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service to assist with documenting important Aboriginal cultural sites.
Susan Conroy, Executive Director at Southern Tablelands Arts says that Paris and Dylan are creating a unique project at the intersection of ancient technology and the world’s oldest culture. Paris and Dylan describe the presentation as a mix of technology, science, art and culture. Film footage and other visuals will help the audience understand the technology as well as suitable cultural processes required to undertake this work.
All are welcome to attend this event. Register to attend
For more info, contact the Southern Tablelands Arts office on 4823 4407.