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Pinkstone Playground Weavings

Jul 12th, 2012No Comments

Tendril Productions produced and production managed the creation and installation of two giant weavings in Pinkstone Playground (Erskineville NSW) for Reef Knot. Commissioned by City of Sydney, these permanent artworks are presented as an alternative to standard playground equipment. Taking the form of a nest and a coccoon, the weavings took nine months to complete in situ with the assistance of over a dozen weavers. The artworks are created from brushwood, alang alang and hemp twine over a mild steel armature.

Director of production: Alasdair Nicol

Creative director: Michelle McCosker

Production & site assistance: Sonia Tsai & Chris Hancock

Weavers: Lucia Scurrah, Renata Field, Anthea Fitzgerald, Shrin Kunze, Olivia Lovell, Lucy Hall, Jesse Cox, Eloise Rapp, Kirsten McCosker, Hollie Liu, Belinda Sheekey, Ruby Langton-Batty, Prodita Sabarini and Laura Pike

Photography © 2012 Alasdair Nicol


Photography © 2012 Alasdair Nicol


Photography © 2012 Alasdair Nicol


Photography © 2012 Alasdair Nicol

I ♥ Kings Cross
Art & About 2009

Apr 4th, 2011No Comments

‘I ♥ Kings Cross’ by Reef Knot was a community-focused art project commissioned by City of Sydney as part of Art & About 2009 and installed across multiple locations in Sydney’s Kings Cross. The project entailed the co-ordination of approximately 25 knitting workshops, co-ordination of six local business partners and a grass-roots publicity campaign. The resulting artwork displayed the creative contributions of over 200 participants from children through to senior citizens, naval officers to architects. ‘I ♥ Kings Cross’ was the recipient of the 2009 Sydney Music Arts & Culture award for ‘Remixing the City’.

Creative director: Michelle McCosker

Producer, production manager: Alasdair Nicol (Tendril Productions)

Ficus, Fitzroy Gardens. Photography © 2009 Matthew Venables.

Fitzroy Gardens knits. Photography © 2009 Matthew Venables.

I Heart Kings Cross

I Heart Kings Cross police station. Photoraphy © 2009 Matthew Venables.

Fitzroy Garden palms. Photography © 2009 Matthew Venables.

Installing ficus, Fitzroy Gardens. Photography © 2009 Matthew Venables.

Martin Peacock installing knits in trees. Photography © 2009 Matthew Venables.

The Sky is Falling!
Live Lanes: By George! 2008

Apr 4th, 2011No Comments

A collaborative multi-arts installation by Reef Knot commissioned by City of Sydney as part of Live Lanes: By George! (2008 – 2009). The work was installed above the traffic line of Angel Place in the Sydney CBD. It featured a series of custom-designed inflatables suspending sculptures made from recycled materials and a multi-channel audio installation. Remaining installed throughout January, the work provided a backdrop for Sydney Festival First Night’s Uber Lingua stages.

Creative director: Michelle McCosker

Creative producer, production manager: Alasdair Nicol (Tendril Productions)

Artists: Michelle McCosker, Jesse Cox, Kirsten Bradley, Kate Burns, Louisa Dawson, Jim McVicar, Luke Crouch, Chris Hancock, Sofie Loizou

The Sky is Falling! Photography © 2008 Michelle McCosker


The Sky is Falling

The Sky is Falling! Photography © 2008 Matthew Venables.


The Sky is Falling

The Sky is Falling! Photography © 2008 Matthew Venables.

The Hills Hoist
Peats Ridge Festival 2005-2008

Apr 4th, 2011No Comments

From 2005 to 2008 the assorted creative forces who would become 107 Projects ran The Hills Hoist precinct at Peats Ridge Festival. Encompassing hand-crafted scenic decor, music and theatre performances, workshops, sculpture gardens, markets and food & beverage, the precinct’s location next to the river provided a relaxing retreat full of alluring creativity.

Producer & production manager: Alasdair Nicol (Tendril Productions)

Producer: Kali Reid

Programming: Michelle McCosker, Jess Cook, Chris Hancock, Alasdair Nicol

Creative direction for scenic decor: Michelle McCosker, Kali Reid, Jamie Gerlach, Jesse Cox

The Hills Hoist

The Hills Hoist. Photography © 2008 Matthew Venables

B Calandra in The Hills Hoist

B Calandra on stage at The Hills Hoist. Photography © 2006 Matthew Venables


The Hills Hoist crowd

Crowd in The Hills Hoist. Photography © 2006 Matthew Venables


The Hills Hoist flower cushion screen

Scenic decor in The Hills Hoist. Photography © 2006 Matthew Venables


Sharnie Shield installation at The Hills Hoist

Site specific sculptural installation by Sharnie Shield in The Hills Hoist Sculpture Garden. Photography © 2006 Matthew Venables


Pulptry at The Hills Hoist

Pulptry (sculpure poetry) installation by Token Imagaination at The Hills Hoist. Photography © 2008 Matthew Venables

Documentation, planning & implementation

Jan 11th, 2011No Comments

We’ve had diverse experience documenting, planning and implementing exhibitions, public art and festivals of different shapes and flavours. Whether you’re looking for full service production support or just some of the services below, we are placed well to work with you on projects with particularly demanding and unusual requirements.

We can work with you to prepare and lodge Development Applications (DA). We’re familiar with working alongside artists, engineers and other stakeholders to collate all the necessary material and synthesising this into your final document. Where necessary, we can also prepare Statement of Heritage Impacts, Statement of Environmental Effects and Environmental Impact Statements that may need to be included in your DA.

Once the project is off the ground we can work with you to prepare the following documents in conjunction with major contractors to develop a safe work environment.

  • Risk Assessment (RA);
  • Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS);
  • Emergency and evacuation procedures (EEP); and
  • OH&S plan

We also work with accredited contractors to develop traffic management plans.

We develop project specific production, installation and de-installation schedules based on your project’s requirements. These are flexible documents which are managed throughout the duration of your project.

To facilitate the smooth running of your project, we can work with you to obtain all necessary permissions and meet your consent obligations with building owners, emergency services, local transport authorities, car share organisations, local businesses, residents and car park operators and the placing of public notification requirements.

We continue to work with a large network of experienced providers to ensure we can implement your project. Our services include:

  • general project management;
  • liaison with major contractors including engineers, riggers and traffic management;
  • liaison with stakeholders;
  • negotiation and management of plant hire;
  • provision of site management for installation, de-installation and maintenance work as required; and
  • provision of installation crew as necessary.

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