INTENSIVE MASTERCLASS + WIRED EARS Opportunity for emerging artists…

On Saturday 29th October The WIRED Lab will be hosting Wired Open Day. Now a biennial event Wired Open Day provides the general public with the opportunity to interact with the ‘wires’ and witness its vast array of creative applications.

In the lead-up to Wired Open Day Alan Lamb, David Burraston and Sarah Last will facilitate an intensive masterclass for 12 artists and musicians. This funded masterclass, a continuation of our WIRED EARS professional development program, will provide emerging artists with the opportunity to work with core members of The WIRED Lab including Alan Lamb, a pioneer of experimental Australian music, David Burraston, a widely recognised computer scientist/artist and Lambs core collaborator over recent years, and Sarah Last experimental curator/artist.

During the three day masterclass participants will learn about the wire instruments and the interdisciplinary strategies Lamb, Burraston and Last employ to realise their compositions. Masterclass participants will also be integral to realising a new composition by Lamb, Burraston and Last which will be premiered at Wired Open Day.



The WIRED EAR Scheme provides financial assistance for emerging artists from around Australia to attend WIRED Lab workshops and initiatives. For this intensive masterclass we will be offering funding support to assist 12 emerging artists with the costs to attend the masterclass. Artists who consider themselves to be ‘emerging’ are invited to submit a brief expression of interest (EOI) detailing their arts practice and how they feel they will benefit from being a WIRED EARS participant.

On your EOI please cite the cost of your return travel to/from Cootamundra NSW and keep your EOI to 1 A4 page. Also note that we don’t follow standard industry definitions of ‘emerging’ we expect you to determine where you place your practice and experience. Interdisciplinary artists are encouraged to apply.

WIRED EARS expressions of interest are due Friday 7th October
Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th and Friday 28th October

with live performance at WIRED Open Day on Saturday 29th October
* The workshop is offered for free to 12 WIRED EARS participants

* This is a national initiative artists from around Australia are encouraged to apply

* Previous WIRED EARS recipients are eligible to apply

* Successful EOI’s will be confirmed Monday 19th October

* Costs of your travel to/from Cootamundra to be paid for by The WIRED Lab (please schedule to arrive on Tuesday for a Wednesday morning start)

* Accommodation to be provided by The WIRED Lab

* Materials will be provided by The WIRED Lab

* Lunch will be provided by The WIRED Lab and a per diem for your other daily meals

For further information about the location of The Wired Lab and travel information please email workshops [at] wiredlab.org to be sent an FAQ

The Wired Lab and its programs are supported by:

The NSW Government through Arts NSW


The Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body