Presented by the Australian Network of Art & Technology (ANAT) and Carbon Arts, ECHOLOGY: making sense of data brings together Australia’s leading artists, a world leader in urban development and local communities to create data-driven public artworks that encourage meaningful engagement with issues surrounding sustainability, climate change and resource use at a local level.
It is a three stage project, supported by a mix of government and private sector partnership, that will culminate in the production of three new, significant public art works at Lend Lease sites in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. In the first stage of the project, seminars were held in three state capitals to introduce Australian artists to the rapidly developing field of data-driven arts practice. An open call for ideas for the three sites was announced in June 2012 with winners declared in August 2012.
The first of these winners, Mussel Choir by artist Natalie Jeremijenko began production at Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour development in 2013.