National Gallery of Victoria

A collection beyond walls

The National Gallery of Victoria houses approximately 70,000 works of art and exhibits to over 2.6 million visitors a year. Ranging from Turner to Rothko(my two favourites), it is a world class gallery with a locally-loved charm.

In an effort to open up the artwork on the walls to a wider audience, the Multimedia team embarked on a journey to install over 800 bluetooth beacons in over 100 rooms across two buildings, redesign the NGV Guide app, develop interactive maps and, the all crucial, create a system to collate data about what exactly was on those walls.

Launched in Dec 2017, alongside NGV’s inaugural Triennial exhibition featuring over 100 artists and designers, the NGV Guide was released as a free resource to the public.

For me, personally, nothing is more rewarding than being able to see projects that you’ve created extend beyond the screen they live on and influence your physical experience.

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Interactive map design

As a necessity for the NGV Guide redesign, we needed to design, from scratch, accurate, to-scale maps that the beacons could utilise. Across two buildings with artwork in crevices big and small, we designed and developed an interactive map system for the guide that was both visually pleasing, useful and scalable from a small size.

I feel so fortunate to be inspired and energized by a global community of creative practitioners building beautiful things with code. I am dedicated to building, strengthening and contributing to these communities locally.

Initiatives + Teaching

  • Technecolour
  • Media Lab Melbourne
  • Code Like a Girl: Ambassador
  • RMIT Sessional Lecturer: Creative Coding(Digital Media)
  • The Lab Online: Online Mentor

Workshops

  • 2019 | Generative Patterns: Signal x Melbourne Knowledge Week
  • 2019 | Generative Patterns x Escher (Melbourne Design Week)
  • 2019 | Processing Community Day: Melbourne
  • 2018 | DIY Monsters: Code Like a Girl x Art Processors
  • 2018 | DIY Monsters: City of Melbourne + MLM
  • 2018 | Code Like a Girl x Art Processors: DIY Monsters
  • 2018 | Generative Patterns x NGV Triennial (Melbourne Design Week)

Talks

  • March 2019 | AGDA: Design Shift Panel
  • 2017 | Digital Designers Toolbox: Cultural accessibility
  • 2017 | OpenLAB: Cultural accessibility and generative art
  • 2017 | Creative Tech Melb meetup: Building a Dance Machine
  • 2017 | General Assembly: Creative Technology Panel
  • 2016 | Melbourne International Film Festival: Code in the Cinema
  • 2016 | Codelikeagirl: Code + Art
  • 2015 | Melbourne Design Week: Design Hub Showcase