Allan Giddy

Allan Giddy is a Sydney-based artist whose practice can be described as ‘active public art’. His interest lies in the rehabilitation and reinvigoration of degraded public sites and the practical and ideological extension of physical sites. Giddy specialises in sustainable public installation, small renewable energy-producing systems and remote sensing and switching systems. He was awarded the Ecological Prize at Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, for his work Minor Attractor, which collects solar energy daily, using it at night to attract insects, becoming part of an artificial ecosystem lit by the same UV light that attracts them.  Other major works include Weather Cranes (2006) at The Armory, Sydney Olympic Park and Earth vs Sky (2007) at Glebe’s harbour foreshore. He is founding director of the Environmental Research Initiative for Art (ERIA) and lecturer at the College of Fine Arts, the University of New South Wales.

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