Talking Practice: Bin Dixon-Ward
Talking Practice is delighted to present an informal, lunchtime talk by Australian digital craftsperson, Bin Dixon-Ward.
Bin will discuss her on going relationship with digital technology and the built environment. In particular the urban grid as an abstracted form that can be transformed into wearable objects. Her artwork examines the interaction between the human and technology in particular the grid as a technology of the city and how interactions between humans and the grid, inject an organic quality to the rigid logic of the built environment. Bin’s artmaking explores these themes through digital technology. Seeking to capture this interaction in wearable work that is both a product of technology and human engagement.
A graduate of RMIT, Gold and Silversmithing, Bin has exhibited in Japan, Europe and North America as well as at home in Australia. She is also the recipient of several awards for her jewellery, including the Itami Award and the Diana Morgan Award. Bin’s work has appeared in several major exhibitions including Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria, Schmuck in Munich, A Fine Possession and Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Sydney.
Bin was awarded the 2018 RMIT Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Excellence, for her PhD. Her research examines the interaction between the human and technology, in particular the grid as a technology of the city and how interactions between humans and the grid inject an organic quality to the rigid logic of the built environment.
Her work is held in public and private collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, and Musee des Artes Decoritifs Paris and The Art Gallery of South Australia. Bin has undertaken residencies at the Australian National University, Canberra and the East China Normal University, Shanghai. Bin is a sessional lecturer teaching digital modelling and 3D printing in the RMIT School of Art.