• "Open Air" featured in an interview with the NASA Landsat team


The UNSETTLED project by myself and Dea Morgain, was shown recently at the State Library of South Australia in Adelaide. This project was a partnership with the State Library of South Australia and the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association. Read more about the project here.

Open Air

I’m very proud to announce that “Open Air” has been shortlisted for the prestigious Lumen Prize in the UK. This “earth imaging” project features motion controlled macro imaging of the paintings and processes of Australian painter Emma Walker, and time-lapse video of Australian territory via Landsat satellite imagery. More info here.

Bonnywood Cable-Cam

Bonnywood Rising is a live cinema performance I produced in 2016 as part of the Arts Northern Rivers “If These Halls Could Talk” project. This project was produced in collaboration with the community of the town of Bonalbo NSW and artist Marion Conrow, with support from Southern Cross University staff and students. The filming of the project was documented with a motion-controlled cable-cam flying above all the action: here is a music video made with that material. More info here.

Invalid Data

Invalid Data is a new project, part of my ongoing collaboration with the Digital Earth Australia platform and Geoscience Australia. This project involves a critical engagement with the cloud-filtering algorithms employed by Geoscience Australia’s “Digital Earth Australia” (DEA) platform. Geoscience Australia developed DEA as a “data cube” which stacks 40… Read more

12 Months Over…

As part of my work with satellite images from Geoscience Australia and the Digital Earth Australia platform, I produced a series of “time-lapse” mosaic images, showing changing environmental and atmospheric conditions over a period of 12 months in 2016, in a range of significant sites across Australia. These images are… Read more

Mineral Histories of the Flinders Ranges

One of the new projects I’m working on with my collaborator Dea Morgain, involves a series of investigations of mineral and mining histories in the Flinders Ranges region of South Australia. The modes of enquiry for this project encompass a mixture of infrared photography to produce large-scale panoramas of abandoned… Read more

Terraform / Atacama

“Terraform / Atacama” is an exhibition produced with my collaborator Dea Morgain – shown at the Brunswick street Gallery in November 2018. The exhibition is a creative exploration of colonial ruins in the driest place on earth: the abandoned nitrate mines of the Atacama Desert. Taking a critical documentary perspective,… Read more

Songs of a Changeling Earth

“Songs of a Changeling Earth” is an exhibition of media art produced during my artist residency at Geoscience Australia during 2018. The exhibition focuses on three significant areas of Geoscience Australia’s operations: the National Mineral and Fossil Collection, the Petroleum Data Repository, and the Digital Earth Australia satellite-imaging program. The… Read more

Open Air

“Open Air” is a project produced by media artist Grayson Cooke, with the paintings and processes of Australian painter Emma Walker, and with the music of Australian cult band The Necks. Through a partnership with Geoscience Australia, the project also uses Landsat satellite images of Australia from the “Digital Earth… Read more