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Heysen Sculpture Biennial 2016

Genially Modified Crop - Ian Hamilton and John Hayward

 

Wood, paper, sawdust, string, discarded technology, paint, oil, 1500 x 1500 cm

$60 per pod, $200 for 4 ........photo Peter Lindon

 

 

detail of Genially Modified Crop

Wood, paper, sawdust, string, discarded technology, paint, oil, 1500 x 1500 cm

$60 per pod, $200 for 4 .......photo Peter Lindon

 

 

Performance at Genially Modified Crop - photo Leo Davis

 


The Bower Tower Project Video

 

The Bower Tower Project is a long term collaborative art project between Ian Hamilton and John Hayward which began in 2010. The project combines elements of nature and architecture as mediums for exploring notions related to the environment, structure making and human creativity. Until now these ideas have manifested as open air art installations at places as diverse at the Queensland rainforest, the Arid Lands Botanic Park at Port Augusta, and the Adelaide hills region.

 


 

Heysen Sculpture Biennial 2012

 

 

Bower Tower Project: Large Marquette #1
Wood, metal, rope
1500cm x 1500cm x 600cm
NFS


Ian Hamilton and John Hayward established the Bower Tower Project in 2010. The project, initially inspired by the structures of the male Golden Bowerbird (Prionodura newtoniana) is a continuing investigation of art making and structure building.


Documentation: Leo Davis and Peter Lindon
Metalwork: Tom Borgas
Carpentry: Steven Cybulka

 


 

Heysen Sculpture Biennial 2010

 

 

The Bird Headed One Contemplates a Bower______________________wood_______2008

 

The bower in made from material collected on site and takes its cues from the constructions of male Spotted Bowerbirds, a species that has become extinct in South Australia. The bird head is also made of organic material.


 

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