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DR TERRI BIRD

Senior Lecturer

Terri is an artist and writer who works as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Fine Art at Monash University.

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Terri's research focuses on sculptural practices that connect art’s material operations to matter’s potential force and dynamics. This project owes a debt to the rethinking of material relations that has been a focus of feminist philosophers seeking to problematize understandings of matter outside its customary associations with form, content and meaning.

Her works have been included in the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, 1994, Signs of Life, 1999, and Skinned, 2004. Since 2002 Terri has worked collaboratively with Bianca Hester and Scott Mitchell as OSW, winners of the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture in 2005. OSW (Open Spatial Workshop) experiments with processes and technologies to activate relations between objects and surfaces. These projects highlight movement and duration to produce new configurations of spatiality and temporal registers.

In 2009 OSW organized the west Brunswick Sculpture Triennial, a multifaceted event exploring the interrelated potential that connects the generation and presentation of art practices. An interest in experimenting with the conditions of art’s production and presentation motivates Terri’s involvement in artist-initiated activities such as CLUBSproject.

www.osw.com.au/

Dr Terri Bird, Senior Lecturer
OSW [Terri Bird, Bianca Hester, Scott Mitchell], Lumpen Falls
2012

Conical - installation detail


Dr Terri Bird, Senior Lecturer
OSW [Terri Bird, Bianca Hester, Scott Mitchell], BIG LOG JAM
2011

AEAF - installation detail

Dr Terri Bird, Senior Lecturer
OSW [Terri Bird, Bianca Hester, Scott Mitchell], BIG LOG
2011

Collected Collaborations MUMA - installation detail

Dr Terri Bird, Senior Lecturer
OSW [Terri Bird, Bianca Hester, Scott Mitchell, Natasha Johns-Messenger], Groundings
2005

still from video animation

Winner of the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture.

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