Shapeshifters is 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, makers, tinkerers and creators involved in Shapeshifters (including Ryan Pennings, Lukasz Karluk and Lousje Skala) all begin with a real world idea. That idea 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.

Shapeshifters is an Australian Design Centre touring exhibition developed in partnership with Western Plains Cultural Centre.

Australian Design Centre is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Australian Design Centre is assisted by the New South Wales Government through Arts NSW, and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.



Opening Event:
6.30pm Friday 19 January 2018

Floor Talk and Canapes:
7pm Friday 19 January 2018

Image: Ryan Pennings, Percy stool (detail) 2015, polyactic acid. Courtesy of the artist.