Ian de Gruchy, Nick Azidis & Amanda Morgan
Site Number: Site 27
Site Location: The Builders Arms Hotel
Artwork Title: 211, 2014 (a series of projected works)
The team from Projectionteknik; Nick Azidis, Ian de Gruchy and Amanda Morgan, elegantly transform the façade of the Builders Arms Hotel with each of their projected concepts in response to 211 Gertrude Street Fitzroy.
Ian de Gruchy
Ian de Gruchy started working with projection as an art medium in the late 70’s and continues his interested in positioning projection within the context of art, architecture and performance. Over the years he has staged many major projection events in Australia and internationally. In 1990 he established Art Projection as a practice specialising in projection for performance and events as well as his own public projections and art installations.
Major projections include: Night Beacon for exUrban Screens, Peninsula Building, Frankston, 2012; Transformations for Perth International Arts Festival, 2004; Camera 3: Surface Projection for opening of ACCA, Melbourne in 2002; Melbourne Town Hall –Transformed for Melbourne millennium celebrations in 2000.
Australian-born projection artist Nick Azidis works in the specialised medium of analogue projections. Nick is the Creative and Managing Director of PROJECTIONTEKNIK, that was established in 1992. Since that time, his artistic investigations with analog projection systems have resulted in the creation of more than 1500 projection installations that create distinctive moods, atmospheric transformations, nostalgic and abstract forms. In the last five years, Nick has expanded PROJECTIONTEKNIK in many new and exciting directions, most recently, an exclusive partnership with PANI – Austria. Nick has delivered on a range of diverse projection assignments including architecture, advertising, and public works.
Known for her large-scale projections Morgan uses a variety of experimental approaches and media to transform space with fluid concepts about optics, time, and landscapes. Morgan’s artwork spans from drawing, painting, film and photography, to single and multi-channel video, architectural installation and landscape projection. She studied a Masters by research in Fine Arts at the Faculty of VCA and MCM Melbourne University and a Bachelor Degree with Honours in Fine Arts majoring in Painting at RMIT. Since then her work has been around the world in many group and solo exhibitions, public art projects, and film festivals such as Cinecity Architectural Film Project, White Night, Lumen New York, Gertrude Projection Festival, and Institutions such as NGV Australia, MCA Sydney, MUMA, The Video Data Bank and The Gene Siskel Film Centre, Chicago.