The Newcastle Art Gallery Youth Advisory Group acknowledges the Awabakal and Worimi people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, and pay our deepest respects to Elders past, present and future. The Youth Advisory Group is dedicated to honouring the culture and traditions of our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through the visual arts.
NAG Collection Artist
Baden Pailthorpe’s practice sits on the emergent fringe of experimental technologies and their uses. Using video, gaming, performance, data visualisation, projection, rendering, installation and sculpture, Pailthorpe explores techno politics and the dynamics of aesthetics and power.
Baden’s work is held in significant private and public collections, including Artbank, Australia; Australian Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra; Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle; The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; The Australian War Memorial, Canberra; The Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk), Amsterdam; The National Library of Australia, Canberra; UTS Art, Sydney; and UQ Art Museum, Brisbane.
“WATCHING [BADEN PAILTHORPE'S WORK 'CADENCE III'] ON LOOP, EACH TIME SEEING NEW TRACES OF PIXELS LINGERING, LAGGING. IT’S A JOYOUS ANIMATION, 3D CHARACTERS PREDATING FORTNITE DANCES. IN A WORLD OF AVATARS, DATA TRAILS, CYBERWAR AND REAL WAR; CADENCE III SEEMS TO SPEAK SOFTLY BUT OBNOXIOUSLY HAVING FUN AND MAKING FUN OF” — D. LOBB.
“PAILTHORPE TRANSFIXES HIS AUDIENCE THROUGH THIS MECHANIC CONGLOMERATE OF PLAYFUL MOVEMENT THAT CREATES A KALEIDOSCOPE OF HUMAN LIMBS” — M. NANGLE.