Briony Barr: Art Experiment #1

On the 18th and 19th of February a group of people came together for Briony Barr's Art Experiment. Two days of fun, combining Art with Science in the beautiful South Melbourne Commons. It was really fun.


So with some tools, rules, a floor with some boundries and lots of explaining we created our own complex systems using people and tape.




It was like playing a game, goals, scores and prizes.

Above is an image of Elana person to reach the goal.

Keeping score, who whichever colour reached the goal more got paid more, how much? No idea. It really just made thing more interesting, however after a while I gave up on making the goal and tried to make the patterns look nice.

The pay packet above.


Above is a science that we learnt about complex systems, explained by Dr. Andrew Melatos of The University of Melbourne's Astrophysics Group.

Extra bits of fun and making of friends above.

Lots of group discussions and directions were made.

Than there was the undo-ing of all the tap. This is what happened…


The unplaned ball game…

The amazing food that was provided…

Briony Barr going to do  to another Art Experiment , she is looking for around 30 people (Agents) to participate in 'Art Experiment #2'. The experiment is part of a project called 'Drawing on Complexity' which is a collaboration between myself and physicist Dr. Andrew Melatos. It is funded by a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts.

-The experiment will run from 10am to 8pm on Sunday April 1st. 
– There will be snack/tea breaks, as well as lunch and dinner times. Dinner will be served at 7pm so you have the option to leave then if needed. All food will be vegetarian and delicious. Thanks Tony, aka SOYALENT GREEN.
– We will be working on the floor with tape. All tools provided.
– No experience necessary. You DO NOT need to be a visual artist (or a scientist!)
– There will be lots of photo documentation.

If you want to be involved please contact Briony :

brionybarr AT yahoo  DOT com

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Occupy Art (what happened)

So this post is almost a week late but it's finally here. Sorry guys I have been super busy.

Melbourne's Occupy art movement was split up into a few different places. I went to the one in city square and this is what happened…

The mini protest:

I think it was great that the public got involved in making signs for the figures…

Here are some of my favouites…

The chalk:

The Boxes:


As a teacher, this was my favouite…

The Grayden Shelley's stickers:

I really injoyed that the 'City of Melbourne Man' also got involved

The Ballons:


The Chairs:

A psychedelic chair…

The  Briony Barr'sTape:

Most people ignored the tape unless someone was in it the square.

The Artist working in the space:

This photo of me was taken by Briony Barr

I really enjoyed Sam Petersen

Tim Denton as 'GARY FROM ADMINISTRATION' made quite an impact…

15 mins before the end mother nature decided to kick us out…


Artists involved: Briony Barr, Nathan Gray, Alex Desebrock, Tim Denton, Grayden Shelley, Sam Petersen, Lauren Simmonds, Teigan Evans, Gregory Crocetti, Jacqui Smith, Jodi Newcombe, Daiana Voinescu Suprize Trauma, Lucreccia Quintanilla, Jason Heller, Kaela Drew, Sarah Corynder Forde, Dan Goronszy,  Joel Hynes, Zhen & more.

Overall it was a fun day packed full of art.

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