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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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An Evening on the Art of Taxidermy
July 18, 2017

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An Evening on the Art of Taxidermy

Join The Wired Lab for a talk that educates attendees on the gothic and exotic art of taxidermy, it’s history, and some of the practicalities on how it’s done.

The Wired Lab introduces Natalie Delaney-John from Rest in Pieces. Natalie has traveled extensively to learn the art of taxidermy and has been mentored by some of the world’s best and most awarded taxidermists. Now an award-winning taxidermist herself, she is the proud founder of Rest in Pieces, which launched Australia’s first taxidermy workshop, talks and DIY Taxidermy Revival Kits.
Rest in Pieces has been featured on SBS, ABC and Channel 10 television, in print in the Age and the Guardian and regularly appears on-air with both local and national radio stations.

In this two hour long exploration, the audience will be given an introductory talk about the history, process, and ethics of taxidermy, and Nat will cover the questions she is more frequently asked about her craft.
This will be followed by a 30 minute skinning demonstration, which showcases some of taxidermy’s beauty live, followed by a 30-minute Q&A for participants to delve deeper into understanding this unique art.

7-9pm, Saturday 9th September, 2017
Exhibition Space, The Arts Centre Cootamundra
18-20 Wallendoon Street, Cootamundra, New South Wales 2590

All tickets $50, including beverages.
For more information, and to reserve a place, please visit our bookings site.

WIRED OPEN LABS 2017 Workshop Series
February 24, 2017

 
Offering a range of creative workshops for all ages throughout communities in the Eastern Riverina and South West Slopes, ‘WIRED OPEN LABS’ will be sure to inspire while developing new skills and social networks.
‘WIRED OPEN LABS’ is a …

The Edge
November 18, 2016
The Edge

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 …

‘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 …