Benjamin Read is an interdisciplinary artist and designer based in Wollongong, Australia. Read's artistic practise employs 3D modelling and large format multi-screen projection to explore the boundaries between the real, the hyper-real and in exploration of the space-time implied behind and beyond the frame.
In one of his works titled The Waves (2015) he explored the relational play between the real and the simulated, the virtual and actual by employing noise algorithms to simulate a virtual seascape. Projected against multiple hanging screens the above mentioned work provides a visceral challenge to assumed boundaries between natural and technical, virtual and actual, informatic and material.
Read is a skilled special effects artist and designer, enthused by the potential of contemporary digital effects in film and animation and with a keen interest in exploring and extending expressive possibilities of that field beyond that of todays standard. He has extensive knowledge of all major platforms pertaining to the craft of 3D animation and relishes the challenges and opportunities of a field that is constantly in flux.
Masters of Animation and Visualisation from University of Technology Sydney Animal Logic
2016 - 2017
Bachelor of Animation (Visual Effects) from SAE Qantm Creative Media Institute.
2013 - 2016
Bachelor of Digital Media from University of Wollongong.
Advanced Diploma in Screen and Media from TAFE NSW.
Diploma in Screen and Media from TAFE NSW.
Certificate IV in Screen and Media from TAFE NSW.
Certificate II in Creative Industries (Multimedia) from TAFE NSW.
2018 Exhibitor at the DigiTart Festival at Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong, NSW
2018 Participant of the CGTrader Digital Art Competition
2015 'The Waves' for 'Finding Ground' Graduation Show at the Innovation Campus Fairy Meadow.
Teachings and Workshops
2015 Media Arts Tutor, MEDA302, University of Wollongong.
2015 Media Arts Tutor, MEDA301, University of Wollongong.
2014 Media Arts Tutor, MEDA202, University of Wollongong.