Come and discover the Random Acts of Art along Jetty Road Glenelg, Jetty Road Brighton and the Brighton foreshore during September 2014.
RANDOM is a curated programme that encourages spontaneous, subtle, gentle gestures which will populate the streets with small creative, witty, thought inducing interventions…
Random acts of art which create temporary adjustments of the everyday.
GRAHAME THE GIANT CUTTLEFISH
Photographs are tricky things although most of us have a camera in our pocket, we never know whether to trust a photograph as being truthful or not.
Did these events occur, or has the image been digitally manipulated?
Aurelia Carbone creates site specific installations that are intended to be photographed, her two dimensional murals appear elongated and distorted until you photograph them from one specific place.
Find the “sweet spot” (marked on the footpath) and kabam! Can you believe the photograph you’ve just taken?!
The Giant Cuttlefish is a local resident of our coastline although it’s numbers have been dwindling over the last decade. It is well known for its amazing colour changing and camouflage abilities.
Now you see it, now you don’t...
Corner of Jetty Road and Twinings Lane, Brighton.
SEEING THE SEA
I stuck sea shells by the sea shore.
The sea shells that I stuck have been collected from far and wide- from across the seas to our very own Brighton Beach. The lettering has been made by hand from clay (with love), and I invite you to see the sea from a different perspective and to see the sea looking right back at you"
Lower concourse south of the Brighton Jetty, Brighton.
JESSE JAMES DESIGN
Isabella James & Jesse Jai Zilm
The driving ‘parti’ of PINK TAPE is to enhance, highlight and revitalise the perception of the everyday in Glenelg; to enforce small interventions that illustrate and achieve big visual and social impacts. To achieve this we ‘up-cycle’ the existing hard edges, familiar matter on site and make alterations/additions in an unfamiliar or strange way. Using striking geometries Jesse James Design make the familiar unfamiliar, therefore sparking intrigue and inspiration. PINK TAPE uses a minimal but a striking material palette that takes cues from the existing geometries and forms on site, both man made and natural. PINK TAPE aims to deliver a vibrant, original and contextual art installation.
Moseley Square Glenelg.
Craig Arnold & Jodie Smith
LOST, FOUND AND WANTED
Beachside holidays in our younger years and the affection we feel for the seaside pervaded our
thoughts. Waxing lyrical about some of our memorable Holdfast Bay experiences—what we’d lost,
what we loved to find and what left us wanting more—time to relax and take a breather, legendary
beach cricket, monolithic sandcastle designs and eating hot chips on the grass... brought the
concept of Lost, found and wanted to fruition.
Posting familiar experiences designed to mimic the home-made posters commonly seen on stobie
poles and community notice boards, we ask the viewer to look out for ironic ‘lost’, ‘found’ and
‘wanted’ experiences. Be it sandcastle masterpieces ‘lost’ at high tide, the ‘found’ serenity of
simply relaxing under a tree or spotting the ‘wanted’ chip thief.
We aimed to spark people’s thinking as to why they’re drawn to these seaside locations… and in
the process we ‘lost’ some work stress by building sandcastles and dancing on the foreshore as
we ‘found’ ourselves eating ice cream and embracing the magic of sunset.
We hope every random observer takes a moment to contemplate all the good things to be ‘found’,have a laugh at what could happily be ‘lost’ and consider what keeps them wanting more.
Instagram #randomart #lostfoundandwanted
Numerous locations along Jetty Road Glenelg and Jetty Road Brighton.
I WASH MY STEPS IN BUTTER (PART 3)
I am interested in the phenomenon of migration in the complexity with which it affects the human being. As a migrant and nomad having lived in culturally diverse societies, I feel I am in constant negotiation between places without belonging to either. We reside in a multi-cultural society and our neighbourhood is now not of the traditional western inhabitants. The new cultures bring about multifaceted layers to the fragments of our society. The urge to belong and a longing to be accepted is a transition that is strived for but never quite attained. We carry with us a hybrid identity adding layers of the new environment onto our already national identity.
The transience of the traveller’s case is replaced with the monumental as the cement case burrows downwards into the earth. These cases are small travellers cases located on the verges denoting the foreigner experience of adaption but not quite being able to assimilate; the outsider. Cement as a medium is strong and long-lasting the attempt to cement roots within the community.
3 locations at Jetty Road Glenelg and 2 at Jetty Road Brighton.
SOUNDS OF THE STREET
We are confronted by advertising everywhere, everyday. Sounds of the Street reflects on the ways we deal with the truths and untruths that advertisers tell us.
Three intriguing advertising posters find their way into the streetscape of Jetty Road. They purport to be advertising “the music of the street”. The posters contain scannable QR codes.
If the viewer is enticed by the poster to scan the QR codes they are led to a website where the music is advertised in greater detail. One poster advertises the music in the style of gourmet food, one in the style of new age healing remedies and one in the style of vitamin supplements.
If the viewer is intrigued enough by this to press “Play” they can listen to music that is almost certainly not what they have been led to expect.
This music – “The Sounds of the Street” - is itself a type of untruth. Field recordings of Jetty Road – conversations in cafes, crowd noise, muzak in shops, passing trams, bird song – were processed and analysed by computer and transcribed into musical notation. These transcriptions were then realised by a number of laptop based digital sound creation tools and layered to form the three advertised soundscapes.
In effect the sounds of Jetty Road have been processed beyond recognition and turned into commodities, then advertised in ways that further disguise and conceal what they really are.
Corner of Jetty Road and Brighton Road / Corner of Jetty Road and Waterloo Street / Hindmarsh Lane at Glenelg
Passionate in creating experiences which engage and provide a persuasive and memorable experience, part of my approach to Street Art is looking to identify the interests and conditions of the location and providing a fun experience for the casual observer.
I encourage interaction and exploration in a fun and rewarding way and my response to Random Acts, presents an intriguing and thought provoking experience to delight visitors and the local community alike. Reappropriating the existing infrastructure of the Brighton foreshore and having considered the location and history of Holdfast Bay my artwork responds to the environment in a simple, yet quirky manner, inviting mischievous responses with the interpretation.
It is open and candid, with the intention of provoking amusement for the onlooker, tempting deliberation and contemplation. Through the use of minimal, temporary elements to existing bollards located on the Brighton foreshore, the intervention is designed to be subtle yet be discovered. It is a stimulating and playful response to the transformation of the bollard.
Mariners have used some form of navigation aide over many years and the Lighthouse has now evolved from its original purpose of marking dangerous and hazardous sea passages, to become popular travel destinations in their own right. Many lighthouses are maintained as tourist attractions, being visited and photographed as an iconic celebration of the past.
The Lighthouses you now see on the shore at Brighton are an acknowledgement of the heritage of the City of Holdfast Bay, and designed to bring the past into today with humour and fun.
I want the Lighthouse to provoke the imagination of all ages, causing reactions and emotions – from the ridiculous to the serious recollection of days gone by and the City of Holdfast Bay’s connection with early settlement and its heritage.
Numerous bollards at the Brighton.
JEWELLERY FOR THE STREET
As a contemporary jeweller, my random act of art was to adorn the urban landscape of Glenelg with colourful, mixed media jewellery for the street. There are 27 street bangles and 6 urban brooches, take a break from your busy day and join in the treasure hunt!
Numerous locations along Jetty Road Glenelg.
During winter the centre piece tree, that umbrellas' the seating area by Gloria Jean's Coffee, in the alley leading from Jetty Road Glenelg to Coles is bare and uninviting. The seating area and ally take on a empty feeling even when filled with people enjoying their coffee.
Generally people power though the alley to get from one shop to the next not looking up. Re-imagining the trees leaves in a different form, the musical bell filled balloons recreate the trees canopy, echoing the leaves that were once there. As the cold wind blows the balloons around, the alley comes alive with a wind chime of tones, as if the wind was singing you a song.
Adding a touch of Spring with art. This subtle intervention draws people to look up and reconsider their surrounding environment. It also acts as a inviting back drop for coffee goes to enjoy their drink while listening to the wind make its music.
Hindmarsh Lane Glenelg.
Steps that lead to our beach front are dotted along the shoreline for access. Grey dull concrete performing only their function.
Insert mirror and suddenly the reflected ever changing sea views that the steps face give the concrete life, colour and movement. The reflected beach scene is out of context on the step making the mundane a picture fame for its ever changing surrounding environment.
Interfering with the reflected beach scene are subtle sandblasted silhouettes of seagull positioned on the mirror so it looks like they are flying in the reflected sky. Questioning the viewer, which is the imagined reflection? This opens up a new dialogue of how we interact with the steps.
Beach stairs south side of the Brighton Jetty.