It Wasn't Meant To End Like This, 2011
15 x 15 x 10m
Inspired by the vibrant installations of the Sydney International Art Series exhibition Sip My Ocean by Pipilotti Rist, Colour Fields officially launched on the 3rd November at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney.
The new Martin Place Christmas tree marks the first stage of a four year appointment by City of Sydney as lead design studio, charged with transforming Christmas in Sydney. The tree measures a height of 25 metres, has 110,000 digitally mapped lights, 330 baubles, a three and a half metre colour-changing star and 15,000 native flowers featuring Banksia, Waratah, Bottlebrush, Wattle, Eucalyptus Gum Flower, Kangaroo paw, Flannel flower, Pink Wax Flower and White Wax Flower.
What a Tasty Looking Burger, 2017.
Fibreglass, Steel, Rope
130 x 130cm
I Wish You Hadn't Asked, 2013
House, Irrigation, Mixed Media
12 x 6 x 4m
Duration 30 Days
This installation has exhibited in both Sydney and Denmark, receiving three awards, including the Major Art Prize and the Nordea Bank Foundation Award. Inside the house, 200 litres of water per minute rains down from the ceiling and over the course of the month the interior deliberately deteriorates.
Hot With The Chance of a Late Storm, 2006
7 x 5 x 1m
The Tiger Trading Co. was a collaboration with Marcel Sydney and Tiger Beer to design a store that champions the depth of Asian creativity.
Built on Canal Street, the counterfeit capital of New York, the store aims to break down the stigma associated with goods that are made in Asia.
The store features a glass floor stretching over cheap mass produced counterfeit goods. Above the floor, over 700 bespoke items are exhibited from contemporary designers that hail from countries such as China, Singapore, Hong Kong & Japan.
Credits: Created at the The Glue Society for Tiger Beer & Marcel.
Commissioned by Netflix, a huge umbrella announced the launch of the ‘The Umbrella Academy’ series.
4 x 4 x 4m
The four-by-four metre installation was created using the entirety of a real-life demolished amusement park. Exhibited in Aarhus, Denmark.
Credits: Created at the The Glue Society for Sculpture By The Sea, Aarhus. Snapped by Nicolas Lorenzo.
The winter trees lining the dining district of boutique mall, Central Park, look bare during the colder months. But now look much better.
Kenzo Tokyo ‘Rarestripes’ was a limited edition collaboration between Kenzo, Tiger Beer & World Wildlife Fund. The launch featured vines, cords, neon, snare wire and live cctv footage of endangered wild tiger habitat.
This actually might be the world's largest pop up book. Commissioned by ACU, each page illustrates and brings to life the achievements of past alumni.
Make A Wish, 2015
Amusement Ride, Mixed Media
25 x 25 x 5m
An endless funfair ride – a dream for the young but a nightmare for the old.
Credits: Created at the The Glue Society for Barangaroo & Gill Minervini. Snapped by Chris Round.
GAYNZ was a commission from TBWA Melbourne and ANZ, to highlight the 10th anniversary of the bank's sponsorship of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. To mark the occasion ANZ wanted to convert an operating city bank branch from the usual ANZ to GAYNZ.
The off-site construction took over three months and produced over five tonnes of bespoke columns, pink porcelain statues, black marble tiles, gold leaf palms, ornate ceilings, drag queen carpets and nineteen hand painted frescoes. The bank was then transformed over one weekend and ready to open on Monday morning.
God's Eye View (Moses, Ark, Cross, Eden), 2007
Pulse Miami, USA
120 x 120 cm
A sequence of four moments from the Bible as visualised from satellite photography. The work was exhibited at Pulse Contemporary Art Fair Miami and was quoted by The Guardian and New York Times as the major highlight of Art Basel.
Us is a public art project that consists of a temporary outdoor photo studio. People passing by are invited to be part of a formal group photo with fellow strangers. 6435 people were photographed over 17 days. Once your picture has been taken, you receive your own signed and numbered copy to take home.
The work has been responsible for a recent marriage.
GAYTMs was a collaboration with TBWA Melbourne and ANZ, to mark the bank becoming principal partner of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
ATMs in Sydney’s CBD were transformed into handcrafted artworks bejewelled with over 800,000 rhinestones. The GAYTMs took over 4000 man-hours to design and construct. The project won the Outdoor Grand Prix at Cannes, and was one of 2014’s most awarded projects globally.
Credits: Directed by James Dive for Aldi and BMF
An interactive exhibition commissioned by WhybinTBWA Melbourne to launch the first purpose-built 100% electric car in Australia, the Nissan LEAF. The project re-imagined what obsolete petrol bowsers might be used for in the future. The exhibition and film featured a giant water fountain, London phone box, Pac-Man machine, disco ball, Zoltar fortune teller, jukebox, and gumball machine, amongst fifty others.
Credits: Directed by James Dive for Pump and DDB New Zealand.
I Heard They’re Dirty, 2010
Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, New York.
1 x 1 x 3m
An irreverent tribute to New York, exhibited by invitation at the Pulse Contemporary Art Fair New York.
Bare winter trees look much happier with neon palm inserts.
Commissioned by Frasers Property for Central Park, Sydney.
Commissioned by the City of Sydney, the ‘Westpac Wall of Fortune’ was conceived and created for the Chinese New Year Festival, Sydney.
The installation features a seven metre screen that flashes through 300 individual fortunes every minute. Festival goers are invited to snare their fortune simply by taking a photo of the fluctuating screen. With a new fortune appearing every 0.2 seconds, and with 600 unique messages, the activation is the digital equivalent to reaching into a giant jar of fortune cookies.
Credits: Concept by James Dive, produced by Scoundrel Projects for the City of Sydney, Chinese New Year 2017 & Principal Sponsor Westpac.
A concept car created for TBWA Sydney and NRMA Insurance. The challenge was to design and build a car using all the parts of a car that other insurers don’t insure.
The car was a fully functioning vehicle which toured the country. Overall the build took two months, five cars, and is comprised of over 50 extras.
A commission for Randwick local council to encourage beachgoers to dispose of litter. The work rewarded those placing rubbish in appropriate bins with a performance from musician Ash Grunwald. When litter was inserted the sculptural stage would begin to rotate and the musician would play.