Power & Wilding

Architecture & Design

Shaping Change

Embedded in local history, SHAPING CHANGE unites fine art, aesthetic philosophy and strategic design to create a participatory art project that explores gender issues and the early migrant experience.

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Shaping Change is a collaboration between visual artist Rebeccah Power and William Wilding. Together they create a visual and literary work of art and design that explores the intertwined and tragic stories of three migrants who were convicted in Melbourne at the turn of the 20th Century.

Installing in July 2016 and finishing in late 2016, the project comprises a large scale, 9 x 12m mural in Peel St. Collingwood, a 6 minute video piece online and an augmented reality app connecting the two. The mural will overlook Pocket Park, where people come to enjoy the sunlight and air, often on their lunch break. The work invites interaction through the app, which enables people to hold their phones / tablets up to the mural and see the video piece online. People will thereafter reflect on the meaning of the piece, considering especially the evolving place of women in society across time. They can moreover create and record their own content using the app. Content they can then view and share with friends online.

Drawing on the archives of the Victorian Police Museum, Shaping Change partners with Swinburne University’s Centre for Design Innovation to show how people disrupt the moulds that societies cast them in. It explores the effects of mass migration and global recession while challenging the concept of ‘the good woman’. Examining Melbourne’s history, the work combines powerful imagery and poetic text to serve the City of Yarra’s resolutions to end violence against women and support diversity amongst cultures.

Power and Wilding are seeking donations to cover the costs of the production of the large scale mural, which will be produced through a blend of digitally printed and hand printed techniques on specialised material designed for external spaces.

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Power & Wilding is the partnership of Rebeccah Power and William Wilding.

Rebeccah is a contemporary visual artist with an interest in social justice, travel, the outdoors and interacting with and learning from people from all walks of life.

Her work is intensely personal. It questions and challenges the perceived views of women in society and is a result of an intense research process, whereby she research archives and museum collections to gather information and images on interesting and often overlooked women throughout history. In order to address the complex and multi-layered themes that surround these women, Rebeccah combine intellectual qualities with a visceral appeal aimed at the senses.

Rebeccah has an extensive exhibition history that includes shows locally, nationally and internationally and she has received a number of accolades. Recent highlights to her career include receiving the MCollection Award People’s Choice Award and The Copyright Agencies Creative Career fund which funded a three month residency in Berlin.

William is a cross-disciplinary artist and designer who works on visual and literary art projects. He owns and operate a graphic design / screen-printing studio in North Melbourne, which designs and produces art wallpapers and textiles for the interior design and architecture industry.

His design work has been exhibited nationally (e.g. Craft Queensland [2009] and Craft Victoria [2011]) and internationally (e.g. Liverpool International Art Biennale [2012]). However, his primary focus is poetic, and the studio, business and collaborative work he does in the visual arts are designed to provide an outlet for his literary projects. An example of this is ‘Turning Ding an sich’ (2010), a work of visual literary art in digital media.

Since 2013 William has been undertaking a PhD in the School of Design (Interior Design) at Swinburne University. It extends the philosophy of art into the philosophy of design.

He also works closely with Fluxus artist Prof. Ken Friedman on a long term Fluxus project.

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