BRISBANE-BASED VISUAL ARTIST WINS COMPETITION ON DRONES AND ARTS
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA. SEPTEMBER 28, 2017.
"Drone Spiral” gouache on paper, 30 x 42 cm [unframed], 2017.
The World of Drones Congress 2017 is delighted to announce visual artist Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox as the proud winner of this year’s International Drones and Arts Competition.
The International Drones and Arts Competition, which is part of the Congress’ outreach strategy, recognizes and celebrates creativity, innovation and those pushing the bounds of creative excellence in all forms.
Dr Catherine Ball, Convenor of the World of Drones Congress, believes that the competition was a great opportunity for drone pilots, film makers, and artists to help us ask questions about where we see drone technology in our lives. “Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox’s work provided a visual interpretation of the juxtaposition between the drone technology we see most in mainstream media, and its inherently complicated relationship with human beings. We need to see how public perception and concerns currently sit in order to provide the best communications around how drones for good can actually be applied.”
This years’ winner Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox is a Brisbane-based painter whose art focuses on cosmology, the age-old transcultural/religious tree-of-life, existential risk and, more recently, the figure of the airborne military drone.
"The competition’s theme “Looking Up: Looking Down” excited me because I visually play with aerial perspectives. I do this by creating paintings where viewers can ‘fly’ around militarised airborne drones, at one instance being below them, and at another instance, being above or beside them. Surveillance is turned back onto the drones", Kathryn said.
Kathryn’s paintings, depicting airborne militarised drones in vast cosmic scapes, are informed by her childhood experiences living with relentless, seemingly endless skies and also by recent post-graduate research into the technical, political, legal and ethical issues surrounding contemporary militarised technology.
She holds a B.A in Art History and an M. Phil in Art History and Cultural Studies from The University of Queensland and has exhibited in London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and throughout Australia.
For more information on Kathryn’s work, please visit www.kathrynbrimblecombe-fox.com
ABOUT THE WORLD OF DRONES CONGRESS
The World of Drones Congress (WoDC) is an annual congress held in Brisbane, Australia, which focuses on the business of drones and their application in industry, government, and everyday life.
The WoDC’s inaugural version was attended by over 630 delegates from across the Asia Pacific and beyond and featured a fascinating Expo with over 30 exhibitors from Australia, China and Japan. The program included the launch of Australia’s very first state-wide Drones Strategy by the Premier of Queensland and the first Australian National Drone Safety Forum.
The World of Drones Congress 2018 will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from August 9 to 11, 2018.
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