Geoffrey Drake-Brockman

Created beings

TEDxPerth 2012
December 2012

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Created beings: Geoffrey Drake-Brockman at TEDxPerth

Geoffrey talks about the intersection of art, science and mathematics, and the role of these in his robotic works... as well as the fascinating canvas that they provide for how we engage in public art.

Geoffrey Drake-Brockman
Robot Maker

Geoffrey is a Perth-based artist specialising in robotics, lasers, and optical interactive installations. Geoffrey studied Computer Science at The University of Western Australia before completing a master’s degree in Visual Arts at Curtin University. He has been exhibiting since 1986 with shows in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Singapore, New York and London. His most recent solo exhibition was in 2010, when he installed his robotic work Floribots at the Singapore Art Museum.

Geoffrey has also shown work at the National Gallery of Australia and participated in the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, The Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth and Sculpture by the Sea – in Bondi, Cottesloe, and Aarhus, Denmark. Geoffrey has completed a number of public art commissions including the laser-based work Transfiction (Canberra) and the robotic sculpture Totem at the new Perth Arena.