The start of a Paris Map Edition with only 1 more print left in the New York Edition available at Signed and Numbered stores, Melbourne.
SAM Local Spotlight 10 December 2016 to 15 January 2017
Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is pleased to announce that it will be profiling the work of Tarli Bird as part of SAM Local Spotlight from 10 December 2016 to 15 January 2017.
Tarli will create an immersive sound-based experience for the viewer, based on the heart rate of local runners through the musical device of the metronome.
‘I’m excited about exhibiting at SAM with a project that combines my passions in life: sport and art. As an elite distance runner I’m always fascinated when people regard sport and art as being polar opposites. I find athletes and artists contain very similar attributes that I’m looking forward to highlighting in my exhibition.
I hope to break down the barrier between the sports field and art gallery through my exhibition and draw new viewers into the gallery. My exhibition will have the heart rates of local runners after a running race transferred onto individual music metronomes which will communicate their internal body clocks externally to be watched. The metronomes will continue to perform for the duration of the exhibition, providing a visual and audio representation of how the bodies’ experienced the race. The viewers can determine for themselves which individual has pushed their body to the furthest limit.’
Tarli will record the heart rates of Shepparton Park Run participants on Saturday 3 December at the Victoria Park Lake, Wyndham Street, Shepparton after they complete the 5km run.
Tarli is Echuca-based, and an art teacher at Echuca College.
Tarli’s SAM Local Spotlight exhibition is an expansion of a project she undertook as part of the 2010 Next Wave Festival.
SAM Local. Spotlight profiles the work of a local artist with a solo exhibition over December to January. This initiative encourages, stimulates and promotes local and regional cultural activities as part of SAM’s annual program. It enables artists to experience working in a professional museum context.
Excited to be one of the finalists in the 2016 Stencil Art Prize with a new print: 'Just Do It: Central Park' inspired by my obsession with maps, running and being introduced to the tv series 'Sex and the City.'
This year the Stencil Art Prize will be featuring 84 stencil artists from 21 countries. The Stencil Art Prize is the world’s largest and longest running stencil event. The finalists and winning artwork will exhibit as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival from the 5 – 25 September 2016. All artworks will be for sale online and at the exhibition venue.