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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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Global Communication Radio Club
November 17, 2015

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 audiences with experiential exposure to digital and analogue modes of communication via the world of ‘Ham’ radio. Also known as amateur radio, ‘Ham’ culture is a global phenomenon with clubs in existence around the world since early last century.

To present G.C.R.C.we collaborated with the Wagga Wagga Amateur Radio Club (WWARC AKA ‘The Hams’), in particular our ‘Ham’ stars were John and Jørgen, both long term club members and committed ‘Hams’.

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G.C.R.C. actively engaged participants of all ages, where they were welcomed to our ‘Club’ and ‘Headquarters’ to be ‘trained’ them in the use of ‘Beverage antennae’ to communicate and receive messages from around the world.

Communications made were mapped via our custom built maypole, which documented communications throughout the day, creating a socially generated artwork. World wide contacts were also further communicated via the contemporary means of twitter  and a LED scrolling text display. With communications made to the Ukraine, Chile, Monte Carlo and throughout Australia, the  G.C.R.C. certainly was GLOBAL.

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In this age of rapid fire communication and online exchange, it was delightful to see children and adults experience the process and subsequent thrill of making ‘contact’.

The Wired Lab was recently invited to present this work at ‘Artlands’, in Dubbo, October 2016.


Big thanks to artists: Jackson Castigleone, David Burraston, Tom Hogan, Bron Batten, Claire Harris, Sarah Last and Glen Walton for making G.C.R.C. such a great experience.


photos: Joshua Thomas for The Wired Lab


‘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 …

November 3, 2014

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 …

April 16, 2014

Saturday 3 May 2pm – 9pm
Landscape, Art, Community

Every 2 years contemporary arts initiative The Wired Lab opens the gate for a small group of ticket holders to access their site on a working …

‘Harmonic Overtone’ & Wellness singing workshops – a 1st for the Riverina region
April 10, 2014
‘Harmonic Overtone’ & Wellness singing workshops – a 1st for the Riverina region

These FREE workshops are open to novice, amateur and professional singers, musicians and actors from ages 12 to infinity!
Basically if you have interests in either singing, wellness, breathing and exploring other musical traditions, you are welcome to attend.
During the workshops participants will learn …

SAVE THE DATE : Wired Open Day, Saturday 3rd May 2014
February 28, 2014
SAVE THE DATE : Wired Open Day, Saturday 3rd May 2014

SAVE THE DATE for our 3rd Wired Open Day. Now an Autumn event, our biennial event, ‘Wired Open Day’ is a festival showcasing artists who have participated in our annual artist in residence programs. It is …

Southern Encounter
September 3, 2013
Southern Encounter

Southern Encounter was a highly experimental arts of sound project commissioned for the artistic program of Regional Arts Australia’s 2012 National Regional Arts Conference and Festival, ‘Kumuwuki / Big Wave’, held in Goolwa, South Australia October 18-21st 2012.
Utilising …

Regional Science Hub & Science Week Activities
August 7, 2013
Regional Science Hub & Science Week Activities

The Wired Lab – Regional Science Hub & Science Week Activities
The Wired Lab has been awarded a Regional Science Grant from Inspiring Australia. The aim of this grant is to seed activities for National Science Week …

Russell Haswell residency+workshop May 2013
April 29, 2013
Russell Haswell residency+workshop May 2013

Our first resident/workshop presenter for 2013 is Russell Haswell (b. 1970) a UK based multidisciplinary artist, synthesist and curator who has presented works in a range of installation and live performance contexts …

August 22, 2012

After a long cold winter at The WIRED Lab we are always happy to welcome the warmth and sonic shifts that comes with Spring. This Spring will also bring much intent listening as we will …