Elektrolab is an artist run collective of two new media artists based in Meanjin/Brisbane.
Formed in 2020, after realising there was a gap in the local arts scene for installation work, training and support for new media technologies in the arts, Elektrolab is Tara Pattenden and Michelle Brown. They bring over 40 years of combined experience working in the arts and with emerging technologies.
Elektrolab offers skill building in creative technology projects through a range of short and long term workshops, mentoring programs and panel presentations in an inclusive context. Build your hardware and software skills in topics such as Arduino, Teensy, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Sensors and Electronics Hardware. Get hands on with fabrication techniques for installation work and online showcase. Include us in your panel discussions or presentations.
Elektrolab also creates collaborative arts based output, from virtual reality installations to live performance with wearable art. We can develop innovative and site specific based new media art projects based on budget and deliverable requirements.
Workshops & Training Programs
Elektrolab offers workshop programs for community groups, arts organisations, businesses and government bodies.
We can work with partners to create a program that focuses on creative technology, fabrication and arts practice.
Workshop and training examples include;
- Electronics – soldering, micro-controllers and more
- Arduinos and Raspberry Pies
- 3D modeling and 3D printing
- Virtual and Augmented Reality Art
- Augmented reality for marketing
- Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook Filters
- 360 Video
- Live coding
- NFT Art and Blockchain
- Drone usage and video capture
- 3D scanning with Lidar
- Podcasting & Vodcasting (video)
- Online streaming presentations and panels
- Website building
- Video and audio editing
- Using arts and creative content as a communication tool
- Marketing yourself (entrepreneurial skill building)
Elektrolab creates collaborative arts based output, from virtual reality installations to live performance with wearable art. We can develop innovative and site specific based new media art projects based on budget and deliverable requirements. In 2021 we have worked with Curiocity Brisbane and Brisbane City Council to create 2 interactive public art installations. Check them out on our Artworks page.
Elektrolab hosts regular live music events for under-represented artists. We also host meet ups at our Fortitude Valley space.
Workshops, Panel discussions, Podcasts and Vodcasts.
Elektrolab loves the opportunity to work with like-minded organisations and spaces to provide facilitated workshops and presentations to local artists as part of a professional and skill development program.