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THE WIRED LAB is an artist led organisation evolving interdisciplinary art practices in rural Australia. We create opportunities for the research, production and presentation of projects that connect international and local artists with communities in new ways. Our curated programs and projects involve artists working from a regional context whilst producing outcomes of local and global relevance. Our activities range from skills development for young people, seniors, emerging and mid career artists, to the creation, presentation, publication and promotion of new works and major live arts projects.

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The Edge
November 18, 2016

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The Edge

The Edge, Cootamundra, Tumut & Temora, 2016 & 2017

Tamara Dean documents the informal rites of passage that young people create for themselves in nature.  Recently this was realised in ‘The Edge’ an acclaimed photographic series. With its young participants, rural and naturally beautiful locations, this body of work and its production strategies has great relevance and potential to resonate with young people based in the unique environs amongst regional/rural localities of the Eastern Riverina area.

‘The Edge’ is a two year skills development project for young people (aged 13 -17 & 18-25) living in the small rural communities of Tumut, Temora and Cootamundra who will work with contemporary photographer Tamara Dean. During 2016, the initial workshop phase of the young people will learn various photographic techniques while working with Tamara to document their interactions in natural sites of recreation.

Project outcomes will be presented at large community events, with culminating exhibitions at the 2017 Wired Open Day and Wagga Wagga Art Gallery in 2018.

Outcomes of the inaugural workshop in Tumut (September 2016) can be found here: wired lab

'The Edge' Tamara Dean

‘2017 Wired Open Day Festival’ & the ‘agri(culture)’ project – SAVE THE DATE
November 17, 2016
‘2017 Wired Open Day Festival’ & the ‘agri(culture)’ project – SAVE THE DATE

SAVE THE DATE, Saturday 21st October 2017, because the 2017 Wired Open Day Festival is going to be a big as these thar hills! Featuring the ‘agri(culture)’ project, this years festival will feature collaborations with the …

Box Gum Grassy Woodlands, Listening Post
November 17, 2016
Box Gum Grassy Woodlands, Listening Post

A commission for the ARTLANDS Dubbo festival, these audio field recordings of Box Gum Grassy Woodlands – an endangered habitat endemic throughout much of South Eastern Australia, invites you to close your eyes and listen …

Radio Roulette
November 17, 2016
Radio Roulette

ARTLANDS, 27th-30th of October 2016
Commissioned for the ARTLANDS Dubbo festival and projected to tour nationally in 2017/18. Radio Roulette is a wild, live non-stop event that attempts to understand the entire world through amateur radio. It …

David Burraston Awarded 2017 Regional Artist Fellowship
November 13, 2016
David Burraston Awarded 2017 Regional Artist Fellowship

The Wired Lab’s, David Burraston has been awarded a prestigious NSW Regional Arts Fellowship by Arts NSW : read more

David will embark on an intensive mentorship on location and in the studio with internationally renowned …

‘The Edge’ Cootamundra, Tumut & Temora, 2016-2017
October 11, 2016
‘The Edge’ Cootamundra, Tumut & Temora, 2016-2017

‘The Edge’ – Phase 1 in Tumut NSW has commenced
‘The Edge’ is a twelve month skills development project for young people (aged 13 -17 & 18-25) living in the small rural communities of Tumut, Temora …

Tim Shaw (UK) Performance & Artist Talks in Wagga Wagga
June 29, 2016
Tim Shaw (UK) Performance & Artist Talks in Wagga Wagga

Our 1st artist-in-residence for 2016 is Tim Shaw, an internationally acclaimed UK based artist, musician and sound designer. During his residency Tim will present a performance at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and an artist talk …

Global Communication Radio Club
November 17, 2015
Global Communication Radio Club

The Wired Lab was recently commissioned to present  ’Global Communication Radio Club’  (G.C.R.C.) at the Wagga Wagga Fusion Multicultural Festival, 17 October, 2015.
Commissioned by Wagga Wagga City Council ‘Public Art Panel’, G.C.R.C. is a participatory work providing …

‘Fabrics & Fibres’ exhibition of community workshop outcomes
August 5, 2015
‘Fabrics & Fibres’ exhibition of community workshop outcomes

Fabrics & Fibres is a community exhibition inspired by our natural environment
This exhibition is a collaboration with the wonderful volunteer run The Arts Centre, Cootamundra, and  features  art works by local Cootamundra artists Janelle Noack …

BGGW & Creative Ageing Community Workshop Series
November 3, 2014
BGGW & Creative Ageing Community Workshop Series

We are ending 2014 in a creative flourish! and offering a suite of community workshops in weaving, bush dyeing and field recording which are oriented around the iconic ‘Box Gum Grassy Woodlands’ (BGGW) habitat, which …

SYNTHESIS SCHOOL
November 3, 2014
SYNTHESIS SCHOOL

SYNTHESIS SCHOOL with Christian Moraga & David Burraston
This years final ‘WIRED AWS’ professional development workshop, with funding support available for emerging and mid-career artists from around Australia. One day of instruction and “synthesis school” & one day …