Responding to Environment with Dr Betty Sargeant

Event Date: Sat 04 Mar

Event Time: 10:30AM - 1:30PM

Event Location: Art Studio

Event Type:

Participants with a creative practice are invited to join Experimenta Life Forms artist Dr Betty Sargeant for an exciting artist workshop that focuses on helping you develop new artwork ideas that operate in dialogue with surrounding environments. 

Bring your brightest and most adventurous new art ideas and concepts to discuss and evolve with the artist and other participants. You can join in whether or not you have a concept in mind.  

Using The Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre as a site-specific framework, the artist will step participants through the process of developing and presenting any artwork, including those designed for galleries or site-specific locations.

In this three-hour session participants will learn about the material relationships that emerge between artwork and environment, how to respond to and give back to the environment you are working in and how to evolve a concept that speaks to place.   

Free event.

Suitable for ages 16+.

Please call The Riddoch on 8721 2563 to book your place (please note: bookings are not taken through social media).

Presented as part of Experimenta Life Forms.



Dr Betty Sargeant is a multi-award-winning, internationally recognised media artist. Betty works with the medium of light, creating video art, public art and immersive installations. Her practice operates at the intersection of art, technology and environmental science. 

Betty has exhibited internationally (Asia, Europe, Nth America, Australia). She has made media art installations for institutions such as the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taiwan), Questacon (National Science and Technology Museum, Australia) and the Asia Culture Centre (South Korea). She’s won Good Design Awards and a Premier’s Design Award for her progressive art. 

Betty has a solo and collaborative arts practice. Recently she has worked in collaboration with Justin Dwyer under the art duo name PluginHUMAN and with Yorta Yorta artist Lorraine Brigdale. 

For more details visit, instagram @PluginHUMAN LinkedIn Betty Sargeant


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