Designing your life in 3D

LIFE IN 3D: Ryan Pennings, Percy stool,  2015, polyactic acid, is one of the pieces of art in the exhibition at Redland Art Gallery. Picture: Supplied.
LIFE IN 3D: Ryan Pennings, Percy stool, 2015, polyactic acid, is one of the pieces of art in the exhibition at Redland Art Gallery. Picture: Supplied.

WHAT if 3D printing gave you the ability to design your own life? 

With clothes being printed from desktop computers and organs being manufactured in labs, this rapidly evolving technology continues to revolutionise design as we know it.

Redland Art Gallery welcomes the exhibition Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future as a playful exploration of 3D printing.

It’s all about imagination, innovation and new methods of making, drawing on the high-tech and rapidly evolving world of 3D printers and fluid extrusion methodology.

The designers and makers included in the exhibtion all begin with a real world idea that is translated into a digital something – a piece of code, a CAD model or perhaps a verse of music, before being transformed into the final physical form.

By experimenting with digital fabrication technologies, the designers build on their traditional modes of making to create something entirely new.

The exhibition features work by seven Australian and one international maker with works ranging from jewellery, furniture, prosthetics, and digital interactive sound works.

Louis Pratt, Michael Eden, Lousje Skala, Ryan Pennings, David Ackland, Lukasz Karluk and XYZ Workshop are all involved in the new exhibition. Shapeshifters is on display at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland until Sunday March 25. For more information visit artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au or phone 3829 8899.