Beatdice @Vivid2015

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My interactive artwork Beatdice has just been announced for Vivid Light 2015! It will be located in first fleet park, next to the MCA in cirular quay. Be sure to stop by and say hi! 

http://www.vividsydney.com/event/light/beatdice

Now that it's been announced I'm planning to do build updates on my progress blog at buildlog.tobyk.com.au 

Sydney Theatre Awards Win!

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Alls Well That Ends Well named best independent lighting design for 2014 at the Sydney Theatre Awards! 

It also took out best independent production and best sound design (Dave Stalley). It was also nominated for best direction (Damien Ryan), best costume design (Antoinette Barbouttis), best stage design (Antoinette Barbouttis) and best actress in a leading role (Francesca Savige).

Congratulations are in order for Sport For Jove, the cast, the crew and the creatives! 

For a gallery of Alls Well images see here.

Sport For Joves Alls Well That Ends Well

Alls Well That Ends Well

By William Shakespeare 

With

Christopher Stalley, Christopher Tomkinson, Damien Strouthos, Edmund Lembke-Hogan, Eloise Winestock, Francesca Savige, George Banders, James Lugton, Megan Drury, Michael Pigott, Robert Alexander, Robin Goldsworthy, Sam Haft, Sandra Eldridge, Teresa Jakovich

Director - Damien Ryan
Designer - Antoinette Barbouttis
Sound Design/Videography - David Stalley
Fight Director - Kyle Rowling

Lighting Designer - Toby K

Psyfari 2014

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Psyfari 2014 produced by the Noisy Chickens.

Held in the Capertee Valley, NSW

Visuals (Life Cycle Stage): Optic Soup

Co-lighting design (Main stages): Chris Gregory and Toby K 

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Continue reading for the full gallery


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I was commissioned to create an interactive artwork for the July Creative Play program at the Opera House. Creative Play runs every school holidays and aims to provide children with an experience where they can become the artists. 

The brief was an artwork that could accomodate a large number of participants at one time, had a very low barrier of entry but allowed for deep relationships to emerge. Additionally it had to run unsupervised into the evening and power itself off at the end of the night. 

This was achieved technically by Kinect sensors feed a depth image to custom software. The images are processed and sent to projectors. Due to the low roof height we used compact short throw projectors and mirrors to hit the tables. 

Echo Table is available for deployment at your event in standard or customised versions. For further information contact me.

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Client - Sydney Opera House

Director and Co Designer - Frank Newman (Creative Learning Specialist, Sydney Opera House)

Co Designer - Georgia Hopkins

Artistic Collaborators -
Curtis Fenandez
Sabrina D'Angelo

Concept and System Design - Toby K

Continue reading for more images and an animation of the artwork being used

City of Sydney - Envirobank sculpture

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In conjunction with their Envirobank program the City of Sydney commissioned Papermoose to create a giant 10c coin sculpture out of plastic bottles. It was installed at Customs House in June/July 2014. I was brought in as lighting consultant. Challenges on this project were that the lighting solution had to be attractive, low power, low maintenance and weatherproof. To meet these requirements IP rated LED strip with PWM colour changing was installed. Timers were used to make it set and forget - lighting automatically came on and off as designed. 

Client - City of Sydney

Art direction & design - Josh Flowers, Laura Ives, Reese Geronimo

Producer - Yingna Lu

Lighting consultant - Toby K 

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Self Portrait

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New Blog

I've decided to split my website in two. This site (www.tobyk.com.au) will remain the location of my portfolio and images of finished projects. 

My new blog is at buildlog.tobyk.com.au. It will contains sketches, build notes, thoughts and other day to day writing. Check it out.

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