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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

Award winning projects

Apr 4th, 2011No Comments

We’re excited that some of the projects we’ve worked on have been acknowledged as having made an impact on the wider community.

In 2011, ‘Sydney Statues: Project!‘ was a finalist in the National Trust Heritage Awards’ ‘Adaptive Re-use – Corporate/Government’ category and ‘The Bike Bike’ has been nominated for an Australian Bicycling Achievement Award in the category of ‘Special Initiative or Event to Promote Cycling’. Tendril Productions produced ‘The Bike Bike’ and production managed ‘Sydney Statues: Project!’ and ‘The Bike Bike’.

In 2010, Art & About Sydney won a Sydney Music Arts & Culture (SMAC) award in the ‘Remix the City’ category for artworks including ‘Sydney Statues: Project!‘, ‘Oh, Alfred!‘ and the Laneways Art Project. Tendril Productions production managed the ‘Sydney Statues: Project!’ for Michelle McCosker and The Occasional Collective.

In 2009, Reef Knot won a Sydney Music Arts & Culture (SMAC) award in the ‘Remix the City’ category for it’s community-focused guerilla knitting installation ‘I Heart Kings Cross‘ commissioned by City of Sydney for Art & About. Tendril Productions produced and production managed ‘I Heart Kings Cross’.

 

The Bike Bike
Art & About Sydney 2010

Apr 4th, 2011No Comments

Tendril Productions produced and production managed the creation and installation of The Bike Bike. Commissioned by City of Sydney as part of Art & About Sydney 2010, the artwork was originally installed in Martin Place, Sydney, in September-October 2010. Sitting 12m high and 14m long, she weighs in at around 2 tonnes. The Bike Bike is made from about 100 recycled bicycles laminated over a custom made steel framework.

Executive producer & production manager: Alasdair Nicol

Producer & site manager: Sonia Tsai

Studio management and assistance: Neil Rahman, Jamie Gerlach, Takeaki Totsuka, Popi-Laurel Silk

For more images of the making of The Bike Bike click here.

Photography © 2010 Matthew Venables

 

The Bike Bike at sunset. Photography © 2010 Matthew Venables

 

The Bike Bike – detail of small wheel. Photography © 2010 Alasdair Nicol

 

The Bike Bike – detail of large wheel. Photography © 2010 Alasdair Nicol

Sydney International FIFA Fan Fest 2010

Apr 4th, 2011No Comments

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

Caption to go here. Photography © 2010 Matthew Venables


Caption goes here. Photography © 2010 Matthew Venables


Caption goes here. Photography © 2010 Matthew Venables


Caption here. Photography © 2010 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

An exciting year in 2010

Feb 23rd, 2011No Comments

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.

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.

Documentation
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.

Planning
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.

Implementation
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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