September, 2023

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15sep10:00 am5:00 pmThe Engineering DepartmentGabrielle Rish and Richard Langley10:00 am - 5:00 pm Event Type :Exhibit


Event Details

The Engineering Department is an exhibition of sculptural and 2D works exploring the ceaseless ingenuity of engineering. Wielding maths, mechanical pencils and measuring devices, engineers negotiate with monumental natural forces like wind, water, electromagnetism and gravitation. The local incubator of this technical boldness is the University of Tasmania’s engineering department. Housed in a building completed in 1959, the engineering department exemplifies the post-war belief that engineering would solve the world’s problems, from its classical geometry-inspired architecture through to the precision equipment in its laboratories. In collaborative play, Gabrielle Rish and Richard Langley report back from this strange, purposeful environment on the wonders within, including the 500-tonne crusher, the plywood jet engine and the enigmatic foot candle.

The artists thank the University of Tasmania College of Sciences and Engineering and the Engineering technical team for their support.

Exhibition Dates:

Exhibition opening: 5.30pm, Thursday 14 September

Exhibition runs: Friday 15 September – Saturday 14 October, 2023

Gallery Open Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am–5pm and Saturday 10am–2pm


Image credit. High-voltage measurement spheres, Gabrielle Rish, 2021, digital image, 29.7x42cm


(Friday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Moonah Arts Centre

27 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009