Vicky Browne and Darren Seltmann
Exhibition & Residency:
December 13 – 28, 2014

Vicky Browne & Darren Seltmann , Calling Occupants, 2014, cardboard fabric and electronics, 200 x 60 x 50 cm, courtesy of Metro Arts Brisbane

In 2012 Seltmann and Browne were first curated together for the group exhibition Transmission at the Campbelltown Arts Centre. This exhibition paired musicians (Seltmann) with visual artists (Browne). The exhibition not only produced the interactive installation Synchronic Lines, but was the beginning of a fruitful partnership of collaboration between Browne and Seltmann. The pair quickly realized that as practitioners they worked across disciplines incorporating interests in music, architecture, sculpture, sound, and the spiritual into elaborate interactive installations. Since Synchronic Lines, they have produced The Crystal Healing Room for the 2013 MOMA FOMA festival and The Black Mountain for the new Blue Mountains Cultural Centre (2013). They have also completed an Artspace (Sydney) residency where The Black Mountain was produced. Browne is traveling to Los Angeles (Funded by the 2013 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship) where Seltmann resides to complete a residence in the Mojave Desert. Here the pair intend to make sound works at the famous Integratron sound dome. These will form part of an exhibition in LA early 2015. This exhibition will intern inform the proposed installation Calling Occupants at the UTS gallery. Publications include an article by Carrie Miller for Das Super paper April 2013.

Vicky Browne

Born in New Zealand Browne arrived in Sydney in 1997 to attend Sydney College of the Arts graduating in 2000. Browne has been constantly working as an installation artist utilizing sound since graduation. In 2010 she completed an MVA and currently teaches at Both SCA and COFA. During the early 2000’s Browne had a radio show (Radio Alice) on 2Ser and performed live sound works for the What is Music festival. Her installations have been extensively shown in ARI in Sydney, Melbourne and in New Zealand (MOP gallery, First Draft, Bus and the Blue Oyster). Public instruction exhibitions include Artspace Sydney and Auckland, Performance Space Sydney, the City Gallery Wellington (2013) and the Dunedin Public art gallery 2012. Last year Browne was the recipient of the Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship to travel to the US (see above). She is currently represented by Galerie Pompom and included in both public and private collections such as Art Bank.

Darren Seltmann

Seltmann is best known as the founding member of The Avalanches whose 2001 album Since I left You won four ARIA awards. The album has since been named #1 Australian Album of all time in a Triple J industry poll, as well as the #10 album of the decade by Pitchfork media. Seltmann produced most of the bands video clips one of which won the prestigious MTV European Music award for best video in 2002. Since 2001 Seltmann has produced many albums and song recordings including two critically acclaimed albums of his wife’s Sally Seltmann. He currently lives in Los Angeles working as a music producer and radio DJ. He has collaborated with many international artists and his work was featured in the Power House Museum exhibition The 80’s are back in 2011. Publications about his work include articles in the Guardian Weekly, NME and Rolling Stone music magazines.

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