Tega Brain’s work explores the relationship between humans and the environment through the creation of experimental installations, situations and objects. From a background in environmental engineering, her practice is inherently interdisciplinary as it explores and rethinks issues of science and environmental engineering. She is interested in the creative and experimental use of technologies and works across a wide range of time based media, sculpture and installation. Tega was recently awarded a Creative Australia Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts. Creative Australia Fellowships were designed to recognise artists who have already made a significant contribution to Australian culture and to those that are taking an original approach to artistic practice, including those who are working across multiple disciplines.
Tega was an invited artist to the Swimmable! Arts Lab at GASP in 2014 and is working on public art concepts emerging from this project. At the start of 2014, Tega and Carbon Arts co-produced the Archive of Old and New Events for the Science Gallery Dublin’s exhibition, Strange Weather. She also contributed to the Mussel Choir project and Sensing Sydney’s City Data Slam in 2013.