Nomanslanding: Meet the Artists

Posted on 7 Jun 2017 in News

‚ÄčP8143697.JPGThe international artwork Nomanslanding is currently being installed in our theatre space, ready for its UK premiere on 22 June. An installation, an architecture and a performance all in one, it is the result of a unique creative collaboration by five artists from around the world.

In this blog, 'meet' the artists to get an idea of the scope of this work.

Join the team of artists for their panel discussion 'Creating International Public Art' on 25 June>

ROBYN BACKEN (AUS)
An interdisciplinary artist and recipient of the Australia Council Fellowship for 2012-15, who Coordinates the Masters of Studio Arts at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.
Backen has completed many large public commissioned artworks such as Weeping Walls, Sydney International Airport 2001 and Walls that Whisper Museum of Australian Democracy at old parliament House, Canberra 2009.

ANDRE DEKKER + OBSERVATORIUM (NED)
Andre Dekker is one of artists who founded the group Observatorium,in Rotterdam in 1997, exploring wastelands, urban wilderness and suburbia using sculpture and landscape architecture. Dekker is an author, editor and guest professor at universities in the Netherlands, France and Germany.

GRAHAM EATOUGH (UK)
TMOU_06.jpgGraham Eatough is a theatre maker who also works in visual arts and film, and the co-founder of Suspect Culture with writer David Greig. He recently won acclaim for his staging of Alasdair Gray's Lanark at Citizen's Theatre (2016). This is his first work at Tramway since The Making of Us, a collaboration with artist Graham Fagen for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012.

NIGEL HELYER (AUS)
Dr. Nigel Helyer (a.k.a. DrSonique) is an independent sculptor and
sound-artist who has forged an international reputation for large scale sound-sculpture installations, environmental public artworks, museum inter-actives and new media projects. As a practitioner Nigel maintains a keen interest in debate, contributing critical writing and conference presentations, and curating exhibitions.

JENNIFER TURPIN (AUS)
Jennifer Turpin is a public artist with 20 years experience creating kinetic installations. Together with artist Michaelie Crawford she creates dynamic site-specific kinetic artworks in the public realm at the interface of art, science, nature and the built environment. Jennifer has worked collaboratively on public art projects in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Singapore and regional NSW.

Read full artist biographies on the Nomanslanding website>