Touchy-feely about his art

The Cairns Post - - NEWS - DANAELLA WIVELL

NEW me­dia artist Clin­ton Free­man wants you to please touch his art­work.

The in­ter­ac­tive ex­hi­bi­tion In­er­tia at Kick­Arts Con­tem­po­rary Arts is a com­bi­na­tion of science and hands-on fun in the form of dozens of beach balls filled with lights.

“In­side the balls is an ac­celerom­e­ter, some bat­ter­ies and lights. When they move fast they glow brighter, so you need to go in and ex­pend some ef­fort to get some­thing out of the ex­hi­bi­tion,” Free­man said.

“The ex­hi­bi­tion was kind of re­flect­ing on how you need to ex­pend a bit of ef­fort in a com­mu­nity to get some­thing out of it.”

He said he hoped peo­ple would “have a bit of fun” with the art­work in the same way his own child de­lighted in the cre­ation of the work.

“My daugh­ter is re­ally ex­cited about it; she keeps ask­ing when she can come to the gallery to play with it,” he said.

In­er­tia will of­fi­cially open in Gallery Two at Kick­Arts Con­tem­po­rary Arts to­mor­row from 6pm-8pm.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will run from March 17-April 14 and en­try to the ex­hi­bi­tion is free.


HANDS-ON FUN: Cairns new me­dia artist Clin­ton Free­man has opened his ex­hi­bi­tion Kick­Arts, fea­tur­ing opaque beach balls that have lights in­side. In­er­tia at

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