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Egor Barang

Egor Barang

Lincoln School collaborative project.

Graphic Design program, 2013.

Program participatuion in Taronga Zoo’s Wild Rhino awareness program for trainees in Juvenile Justice care.

acrylic on fibreglass

90x130x45cm

Egor Barang

Egor Barang

We worked these designs up with the boys in Photoshop, hand drew them onto our fibreglass blank and set to painting. Senior Aboriginal artist Allan Shillingsworth created the animal motifs and generally supered it up as we went along.

On reflection the team thought that the design idea was to bring together the ancient and the new.

Tying in with the conservation agenda for wild rhinos (seriously at risk in most circumstances) we hope to show that it is possible for harmony to exist in diversity, that our heritage can contribute to our future.

Farting Cockatoos

Farting Cockatoos

Building Site Screen

digital print on mesh with motion activated sound file

43.5 x 1.8 metres

2015

 

“We commissioned Jack to provide a very practical solution to something that was an eyesore. Our hope was that it would be uplifting and help spread happiness, raising the energy of our site and the CBD generally. It came about after being inspired by the Council's, Ignite Dubbo program.

We are very grateful for Jack's skills and believe value can be added to commercial property through the use of public art. It brings Joy to you and me! BOOM!”


Brett Anderson, MD, Bawd Property Trust

Farting Cockatoos (10mt section)

Farting Cockatoos (10mt section)

I think this mural is about reconciliation between environment and culture. We have employed motifs that are audacious, funny, common and accessible. The underlying theme however is deeply serious, that of accommodation of difference.

 

Farting Cockatoos 2015 (detail)

Farting Cockatoos 2015 (detail)

Farting Cockatoos 2015 (site detail)

Farting Cockatoos 2015 (site detail)

https://instagram.com/p/8SNoLnJaSE/?taken-by=fishdogjack

 

For the public projection exhibition 'Bring to Light' we projected a cockatoos compilation onto the adjacent building for a couple of hours on 30.09.15

Apollo House 2009

Apollo House 2009

Community Centre mural and workshops
acrylic polymers on weatherboard

2009

 

This type of project rolls out in 4 separate stages-

1) Initial consultation and brain storming

2) Development of ideas and motifs, and approval of designs

3) Painting the mural as participatory workshops

4) Launching and celebrating the new mural with the wider community

Apollo House 2011

Apollo House 2011

Community Centre mural and workshops
acrylic polymers on weatherboard

2011

 

Apollo House is a long established community centre in a disadvantaged public housing estate in the regional city of Dubbo in Central NSW.

 

This type of project rolls out in 4 separate stages. The first 2 stages are-

Stage 1) is where connections are established between the group and the artist. A visit with the funding agency, the participants or clients and the site is arranged. The project is introduced by showing some video of previous projects, generating discussion and feedback on the purpose, style and character of the project.

From this meeting the group's ideas are developed and the concept is elevated to stage 2) with an exchange of draft design mock-ups by email.

Stage 2) may take several design exchanges to get everybody on board. Given that the site is generally a public space, the participants, the funding body, community or anyone else who has a vested interest in the mural, should be informed of the visual aspects of the project. It is important to invest time into this stage, as reassurance and enthusiasm will prove to be great cultural capital as the project takes shape in stage 3)

True Freedom Mural

True Freedom Mural

(detail)  
acrylic polymer paint on Weathertex 
120x720cm

2012

a collaborative mural, produced and installed as part of a training program at Yetta Dhinnakkal Correctional Centre, Brewarrina, NSW

 

Stage 2) design is usually done from the Fishdog studio, with an exchange of mock-up photo designs by email to create a representative paintable image with which everybody is comfortable. Digital imaging workshops can be arranged face to face or online for small groups (3-4)

Stage 3) The painting workshops are an intensive day-time activity on-site with a larger group (6-10) of participants- or more with an assistant. These colourful, festival style day sessions introduce participants to practical skills in painting, colour matching and schematic painting where the surface goes from abstract colour mapping to coherent images. All materials- brushes, paint, pots, drop sheets, buckets etc are supplied. 

This stage includes drawing up of a full scale design, painting in by participants, outlining and image adjustments by the artist. 

The participants painting workshops is a streamlined proven processes, using low toxicity water based paints in small pots- bright colour, no mess, no fuss, predicable measured results.

Talbragar Mural

Talbragar Mural

(detail)
acrylic polymers on Alupanel
2.4x8.4mt

2010

 

a collaborative mural program at a Juvenile Justice Centre in partnership with TAFE Western as a formalised VET training program. The mural is installed on an external wall adjacent the basketball courts at the centre.

 

Stage 4)- It is important to announce the arrival of the project and to celebrate its completion. For a public, formal launch documents can be prepared at Fishdog including media release, images and video presentation.

Video documentation, editing and image preparation can be facilitated as formal or informal training sessions face to face or online.

This project was documented in the journal VETnetworker, 2011, a print publication from NSW Department of Education and Training.

Geurie Youth Club Mural

Geurie Youth Club Mural

southern wall
acrylic polymers on weatherboard
4 exterior walls of the club house.

Summer 2007/8

 

Youth Club members holiday workshop. Artists Jack Randell, Paul Taylor and Annette Simpson.

This project was originally created as a youth club member participatory workshop in 1987 by Jack Randell and Martin Coyte. Some of the original participants have children now attending the Geurie Youth Club and participated in its 20th anniversary re-paint. Most of the images we retained from the original project on request from the community.

Biladurang Platypus Mural

Biladurang Platypus Mural

(detail)   
acrylic polymers on Signbond 
120x480cm

2011

 

a collaborative mural program at a Juvenile Justice Centre. The mural is installed at the Australia Animals Exhibit on the concourse at Taronga Western Plains Zoo as part of the Project Platypus, an education and awareness program

 

“Taronga Western Plains Zoo is delighted to be receiving an artwork inspired by our education program, Project Platypus and will be proudly displayed in the Zoo grounds. It is great to work with the Lincoln School at Juvenile Justice to allow the students to give back to the community as well as educating students about the importance of caring for the local environment”

“Jack is doing a fantastic job to inspire the students through this project providing them with the satisfaction and the knowledge that they are doing an amazing job and giving back to their community”

Matthew Fuller, General Manager
Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Belonging Mural (detail)

Belonging Mural (detail)

acrylic polymers on aluminium

122x488cm

2015

 

Trangie Primary School

Supported by Regional Arts NSW, Country Arts Support Program and Trangie Central School Parents and Citizens

Student and staff negotiated content; produced in a series of school workshops

Thanks to Mel Gleeson, Chris Kunko and Kerry Palmer and the Fire Station Arts Centre Dubbo for the use of the red shed

Egor Barang

Lincoln School collaborative project.

Graphic Design program, 2013.

Program participatuion in Taronga Zoo’s Wild Rhino awareness program for trainees in Juvenile Justice care.

acrylic on fibreglass

90x130x45cm

Egor Barang

We worked these designs up with the boys in Photoshop, hand drew them onto our fibreglass blank and set to painting. Senior Aboriginal artist Allan Shillingsworth created the animal motifs and generally supered it up as we went along.

On reflection the team thought that the design idea was to bring together the ancient and the new.

Tying in with the conservation agenda for wild rhinos (seriously at risk in most circumstances) we hope to show that it is possible for harmony to exist in diversity, that our heritage can contribute to our future.

Farting Cockatoos

Building Site Screen

digital print on mesh with motion activated sound file

43.5 x 1.8 metres

2015

 

“We commissioned Jack to provide a very practical solution to something that was an eyesore. Our hope was that it would be uplifting and help spread happiness, raising the energy of our site and the CBD generally. It came about after being inspired by the Council's, Ignite Dubbo program.

We are very grateful for Jack's skills and believe value can be added to commercial property through the use of public art. It brings Joy to you and me! BOOM!”


Brett Anderson, MD, Bawd Property Trust

Farting Cockatoos (10mt section)

I think this mural is about reconciliation between environment and culture. We have employed motifs that are audacious, funny, common and accessible. The underlying theme however is deeply serious, that of accommodation of difference.

 

Farting Cockatoos 2015 (detail)

Farting Cockatoos 2015 (site detail)

https://instagram.com/p/8SNoLnJaSE/?taken-by=fishdogjack

 

For the public projection exhibition 'Bring to Light' we projected a cockatoos compilation onto the adjacent building for a couple of hours on 30.09.15

Apollo House 2009

Community Centre mural and workshops
acrylic polymers on weatherboard

2009

 

This type of project rolls out in 4 separate stages-

1) Initial consultation and brain storming

2) Development of ideas and motifs, and approval of designs

3) Painting the mural as participatory workshops

4) Launching and celebrating the new mural with the wider community

Apollo House 2011

Community Centre mural and workshops
acrylic polymers on weatherboard

2011

 

Apollo House is a long established community centre in a disadvantaged public housing estate in the regional city of Dubbo in Central NSW.

 

This type of project rolls out in 4 separate stages. The first 2 stages are-

Stage 1) is where connections are established between the group and the artist. A visit with the funding agency, the participants or clients and the site is arranged. The project is introduced by showing some video of previous projects, generating discussion and feedback on the purpose, style and character of the project.

From this meeting the group's ideas are developed and the concept is elevated to stage 2) with an exchange of draft design mock-ups by email.

Stage 2) may take several design exchanges to get everybody on board. Given that the site is generally a public space, the participants, the funding body, community or anyone else who has a vested interest in the mural, should be informed of the visual aspects of the project. It is important to invest time into this stage, as reassurance and enthusiasm will prove to be great cultural capital as the project takes shape in stage 3)

True Freedom Mural

(detail)  
acrylic polymer paint on Weathertex 
120x720cm

2012

a collaborative mural, produced and installed as part of a training program at Yetta Dhinnakkal Correctional Centre, Brewarrina, NSW

 

Stage 2) design is usually done from the Fishdog studio, with an exchange of mock-up photo designs by email to create a representative paintable image with which everybody is comfortable. Digital imaging workshops can be arranged face to face or online for small groups (3-4)

Stage 3) The painting workshops are an intensive day-time activity on-site with a larger group (6-10) of participants- or more with an assistant. These colourful, festival style day sessions introduce participants to practical skills in painting, colour matching and schematic painting where the surface goes from abstract colour mapping to coherent images. All materials- brushes, paint, pots, drop sheets, buckets etc are supplied. 

This stage includes drawing up of a full scale design, painting in by participants, outlining and image adjustments by the artist. 

The participants painting workshops is a streamlined proven processes, using low toxicity water based paints in small pots- bright colour, no mess, no fuss, predicable measured results.

Talbragar Mural

(detail)
acrylic polymers on Alupanel
2.4x8.4mt

2010

 

a collaborative mural program at a Juvenile Justice Centre in partnership with TAFE Western as a formalised VET training program. The mural is installed on an external wall adjacent the basketball courts at the centre.

 

Stage 4)- It is important to announce the arrival of the project and to celebrate its completion. For a public, formal launch documents can be prepared at Fishdog including media release, images and video presentation.

Video documentation, editing and image preparation can be facilitated as formal or informal training sessions face to face or online.

This project was documented in the journal VETnetworker, 2011, a print publication from NSW Department of Education and Training.

Geurie Youth Club Mural

southern wall
acrylic polymers on weatherboard
4 exterior walls of the club house.

Summer 2007/8

 

Youth Club members holiday workshop. Artists Jack Randell, Paul Taylor and Annette Simpson.

This project was originally created as a youth club member participatory workshop in 1987 by Jack Randell and Martin Coyte. Some of the original participants have children now attending the Geurie Youth Club and participated in its 20th anniversary re-paint. Most of the images we retained from the original project on request from the community.

Biladurang Platypus Mural

(detail)   
acrylic polymers on Signbond 
120x480cm

2011

 

a collaborative mural program at a Juvenile Justice Centre. The mural is installed at the Australia Animals Exhibit on the concourse at Taronga Western Plains Zoo as part of the Project Platypus, an education and awareness program

 

“Taronga Western Plains Zoo is delighted to be receiving an artwork inspired by our education program, Project Platypus and will be proudly displayed in the Zoo grounds. It is great to work with the Lincoln School at Juvenile Justice to allow the students to give back to the community as well as educating students about the importance of caring for the local environment”

“Jack is doing a fantastic job to inspire the students through this project providing them with the satisfaction and the knowledge that they are doing an amazing job and giving back to their community”

Matthew Fuller, General Manager
Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Belonging Mural (detail)

acrylic polymers on aluminium

122x488cm

2015

 

Trangie Primary School

Supported by Regional Arts NSW, Country Arts Support Program and Trangie Central School Parents and Citizens

Student and staff negotiated content; produced in a series of school workshops

Thanks to Mel Gleeson, Chris Kunko and Kerry Palmer and the Fire Station Arts Centre Dubbo for the use of the red shed

Egor Barang
Egor Barang
Farting Cockatoos
Farting Cockatoos (10mt section)
Farting Cockatoos 2015 (detail)
Farting Cockatoos 2015 (site detail)
Apollo House 2009
Apollo House 2011
True Freedom Mural
Talbragar Mural
Geurie Youth Club Mural
Biladurang Platypus Mural
Belonging Mural (detail)