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FREE Meetup with some Robots at the NGV
Source: Wade Marynowsky


It is not every day that you go to an art gallery and are greeted by a group of robots. They look a bit like people, they certainly move and talk to you like people but they float around like a Hitchcock's Mrs Danvers or a group of daleks.

Welcome to the robotics of artist Wade Marynowsky, on at the NGV Studio from 22 August - 19 October between 10am - 5pm daily.

The free and interactive exhibit is certainly one of the most extraordinary exhibitions to come to the NGV Australia in quite some time.

Dr Marynowsky works across various disciplines including robotics, performance, music and video.

He is a technological whizz with humour to boot. "Whether you call it a Dalek in drag or a diva with mechanical manners, the Bourgeois Robot 2 is one self-obsessed unit" says Marynowsky.

Wade Marynowsky, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Robot, 2008. Electrical engineer Aras Vaichas; Software designer Mr Snow; Dressmaker Sue Marynowsky Courtesy the artist.

"People expect robots to interact with them, but I have found that robots don't care for others, they just care for themselves," he says.

Marynowsky's work has been shown at such events as Hobart's MONA FOMA and the International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Poznan, Poland.

Robotics artist Wade Marynowsky with his creation, Bourgeois Robot 2, in Sydney. Picture: Nikki Short Source: News Limited

"The potential for creative use of robots is unexplored," he said. "My job is to unleash their potential."

And we can enjoy what has been unleashed in this most unusual and striking exhibition.

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Why? To meet the robots
When: 22nd of August until the 19th of October
Where: NGV Studio
Cost: FREE
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