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The Nature Machine: Contemporary Art, Nature and Technology

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One of the feature works in ‘The Nature Machine’ exhibition was Jana Sterbak’s video installation From here to there 2003, filmed entirely by the artist’s pet Jack Russell, Stanley.

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Interactives throughout the exhibition encouraged children to investigate the key concepts of art, nature and technology.

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Olafur Eliasson’s The cubic structural evolution project 2004 was a Lego landscape continually created and recreated by children and Gallery visitors.

Jana Sterbak, 'From here to there', 2003 - installation view

One of the feature works in ‘The Nature Machine’ exhibition was Jana Sterbak’s video installation From here to there 2003, filmed entirely by the artist’s pet Jack Russell, Stanley.

'The Nature Machine' exhibition view

Interactives throughout the exhibition encouraged children to investigate the key concepts of art, nature and technology.
 

Olafur Eliasson, 'The cubic structural evolution project', 2004 - installation view

Olafur Eliasson’s The cubic structural evolution project 2004 was a Lego landscape continually created and recreated by children and Gallery visitors.
 
 
 

The Nature Machine: Contemporary Art, Nature and Technology

4 December 2004 - 13 February 2005
Gallery 4, Queensland Art Gallery

What happens when nature and technology come together? Do we create new worlds? How natural is our natural world? Equipped with the technology and the curiosity, contemporary artists explore how technology changes the world around us and our perceptions of it.

This exhibition was designed for children to engage with artists’ ideas about the world we live in through a wide variety of works from the Gallery’s contemporary collections, including photography, installation, video and paintings.

Children’s labels, a children’s activity booklet and interactive elements throughout the exhibit provided children with exciting and accessible ways to interact with the art works on display, and investigate some of the central themes of the exhibition.

For more information, visit 'The Nature Machine'.