Roderick Bamford




College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Australia


Rod Bamford's practice and research traverses media disciplines in art and object design, most recently exploring the integration of 3D and 2D digital print strategies in the development of designed objects, and as a creative strategy for sustainability. His work is widely represented in national collections, including the Powerhouse museum and the National Galleries of Australia and Victoria, and in museum collections in Europe, North Asia, and the USA. He has been awarded commissions and residencies, participated in exhibitions and given presentations internationally. Whilst President of the Crafts Council of NSW he lead the establishment of the journal _Object_ Magazine. He is currently a lecturer at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW and is a director of Cone Nine Studios, a small, award winning bespoke design studio.


Securing Norman Lindsay - The Trans-dimensional printed vase


The devolution of sophisticated digital technologies has, over the past decade, opened new creative territories for artists and designers, particularly in the convergence of digital design workflows for print media practices. This paper examines a privately funded research project, supported by the National trust of Australia and Cone Nine Studios, to conserve a valuable vase painted by the Australian artist Norman Lindsay in the 1950's. It recounts the story of how a unique process was discovered to translate imagery from one three dimensional form to another, without damaging the original. The paper outlines the research methodology and development of a 'trans-dimensional' print process that integrated different digital and analogue print strategies to recreate the vase in polychrome glazed porcelain. The adaption of a range of digital workflows and technologies used in the process is described. These include photogrammetry, three dimensional printing, computer aided design (CAD), computer mediated pattern generation and the screen printing of water slide decals. Issues concerning the conservation, creative and commercial aims of the project over it's two year period are also discussed. In conclusion, the further development of the discovery is considered, along with the potential for other creative applications of 'trans-dimensional' printing, including adapting the technology for industry.


Thursday 29 September


11:00am - 12.30pm





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