The Eight Collective

The Eight Collective

Opening this Saturday March 24th in conjunction with theThe 2012 Northern Rivers Portrait Prize at Lismore Regional Gallery, is the first exhibition of work by the eight collective, the QR project.
The access points to these artworks have been created through both ‘analog’ and digital technologies, in the form of exquisitely printed and embossed codes that serve as digital portals to online artworks questioning the notion of portraiture.
In this exhibition the smart phone is welcome in the gallery and in this case essential in order to access the artworks ‘behind’ the printed codes. The artists have individually created a photographic portrait of themselves, a text message containing information that can be read as self portraiture, and an artwork that could be similarly interpreted. These documents do physically exist, but are only accessible for viewing via online means.
The eight collective artists who collaborated on the QR project are;
Darren Bryant
Raimond De Weerdt
Karla Dickens
Joanna Kambourian
Brendan McCumstie
Michael Moynihan
Scott Trevelyan
& Lisa Wise

How to find a QR scanner application;
1. open up the app store on your smart-phone.
2. type in “QR Reader”.
3. download any of the free apps available.
How to use the scanner application to “scan” the QR code prints;
1. open up the QR reader app on your smart-phone.
2. point your phone camera at the code.
3. your phone will scan the code and automatically display the ‘artwork’ on your phone.

For more information visit eightcollective.com