Tendril Productions oversaw the creation and installation of scenic decor elements for the Sydney International FIFA Fan Fest 2010 live site at Darling Harbour. Filling the waterfront boardwalk we turned the lamp covers into a sea of giant soccer balls and at the site entrance we transformed two overpass banners into a super-sized gallery.
Creative direction & production by Alasdair Nicol.
Pylon banners: curation by Michelle McCosker / original artwork by Helen McCosker
Soccer ball lamps: project management by Jess Cook and Kali Reid
All photography © 2010 Matthew Venables
Tendril Productions production managed ‘Flight of Fancy’, an art installation produced by 107 Projects as part of Sydney Festival First Night 2010. Designed to complement the Indian themed performance program in Hyde Park North the project saw the 107 Project’s team convert the grand old trees of Hyde Park into Indian gods with fighting kites extending the theme into the canopies. Additionally, 107 Projects created a set of decorative, Indian-themed umbrellas that were used as on-stage sun protection for the children’s performance program.
Creative team: 107 Projects including Michelle McCosker, Jess Cook, Kali Reid and Jesse Cox
Production manager: Alasdair Nicol
Tendril Productions has been weaving itself through myriad creative projects since 2003. If you haven’t seen enough pictures in our projects section you might want to visit some of the following sites.
The Ideas Farm is a new entity focusing on both commercial and artistic creativity. It takes over all the creative work previously attended to by Tendril Productions. For more information email the Ideas Farm.
Tendril Productions’ director, Alasdair Nicol, has for many years worked with Sydney-based creative powerhouse, Michelle McCosker. You can visit their online folio on The Loop. You can also visit Reef Knot for a selection of installations and public artworks created by Alasdair and Michelle. Tendril Productions has provided a full range of production services for Reef Knot’s projects since 2006.
So 2010 proved to be an exciting year for Tendril Productions. You’ll find loads of pictures in our projects section, but to give you an overview. . .
In January we worked the Sydney based non-profit arts organisation, 107 Projects Inc., to help produce and install Flight of Fancy as part of Sydney Festival First Night. Picking up on the Indian focus of Hyde Park’s Palm Stage, Tendril worked with a strong creative team to dress the trees and stage in anticipation of the 50,000+ guests who enjoyed a day of free entertainment.
Throughout the year we worked on a number of projects that were installed in the spacious foyer of CarriageWorks. These included several installations for the Finders Keepers markets as well as the CarriageWorks produced Winterland festival.
In June we worked with the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet: Community Engagement and Events to deliver a couple of scenic decor installations for the Sydney International FIFA Fan Fest live site at Darling Harbour.
As the second half of the year rolled ahead we found ourselves instrumental in the production of two major public art projects, both commissioned by the City of Sydney for it’s Art & About Sydney 2010 festival. We worked with creative director Michelle McCosker and The Occasional Collective to production manage the Sydney Statues: Project! and worked with artist Alasdair Nicol to produce The Bike Bike.
To round out the year, Tendril focussed on Sydney’s western suburbs. In October we production and site managed the Chalk Urban Art Festival for Zest Events in conjunction with Parramatta City Council, and in November we provided scenic decor installation and planning for the inaugural Parramasala, an Australian Festival of South Asian Arts.