Calling Percy - Ian Potter Museum of Art

Calling Percy

03 Oct 2016 — 29 Oct 2016

Cultural Collisions: Grainger | Griffins is presented in association with the Melbourne Festival

As an inventor as well as composer, Percy Grainger’s musical practice was never constrained by tradition or convention. The result was his construction of instruments that ranged from the weird to the wonderful.

Led by artist and researcher Dr Laura Woodward, students from Sculpture & Spatial Practice at the Faculty of VCA and MCM, and Mechanical Engineering at the Melbourne School of Engineering, combine their talents to produce works inspired by Grainger’s roving imagination. Step inside the University‚Äôs Ian Potter Museum of Art to encounter kinetic mechanical instruments, interactive sculptures and responsive installations that are by turns playful, confronting, tender and experimental. In sum, a grand assemblage of moving parts as complex and surprising as the mind of Grainger himself.

Danielle Cheng
Maggie Clare
Sam La Marca
Nicola Lewis
Jessie McClure
Kate McGain
Qalissa Othman
Yuval Rosinger

with Laura Woodward

Dr Laura Woodward has created sculptural kinetic installations for exhibitions around Australia, and lectures in the School of Art at the Faculty of VCA and MCM, University of Melbourne.

More information here on Cultural Collisions: Grainger | Griffins, curated and devised by Jonathan Mills.


Simone Slee, Head of Sculpture & Spatial Practice, Faculty of VCA and MCM, University of Melbourne and Jan Murray, Head of the School of Art, Faculty of VCA and MCM, University of Melbourne

Collaborative Input
Dr Colin Burvill, Design Discipline Leader in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne

Technical and resource-based support
Jamie O’Connell, Dr Tim Edwards, Mark Friedlander and other staff in the Faculty of VCA and MCM Teaching Workshop, University of Melbourne

Potter Museum of Art support
Jacqueline Doughty and Samantha Comte