January, 2023

19jan6:00 pm8:00 pmLaunch: ARTMINRArtist: Jonny Scholes6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Event Type :Exhibit


Event Details

Launch: Thursday 19 January 2023, 6–8pm
Dates: 20 January – 18 February 2023
Times: Tuesday – Friday, 10am–5pm and Saturday 10am–2pm

The year is 2031.

As one of millions of out-of-work artists, you have found work in a texture mine. Located at old landfill sites, texture mines dig up rubbish and have workers sift for relics or patterns which are yet to appear on the Internet. Here you make use of your aesthetic and cultural intuition to make visual collages of materials or objects from decades past.

These collages are streamed to high-paying influencers all over the world, who have turned to real-time generated neo-abstract textures as a way to stand out. By creating abstract collages from objects or materials which were never uploaded to the internet, the texture mine can offer customers a fleeting moment of online-originality before the artwork is ingested into The Great Enumeration.

Your job is to sift, jumble, reorganise and find new aesthetics for instant dissemination.

Artist bio

Jonny Scholes has intertwined art, environment and technology in Tasmania for over 15 years.

As a multi-disciplinary artist, Jonny creates work outdoors, online and in the studio. His work is often place based and spans a range of mediums including painting, new media, photography and installation.

Jonny’s artistic background is split in two. First, a graffiti writer who has been exploring urban spaces and painting underground for most of his life. And second, as a programmer who builds code-driven artworks using emerging technologies. Jonny’s studio work is a tussle between the two.

In common across Jonny’s work is the exploration of the rules-based aesthetic harmony, the use of entropy to hint at a lack of control and visualising technology’s interpretation of the world around us.


(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Moonah Arts Centre - Exhibit Space

23-27 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009