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Art Intelligence is a iPad app with
the lofty aim of revolutionising art
education. It prese nts episodes, each
focused on an individual artist, that allow
users to dive behind the scenes of their
practice. We spoke to the curator and the
brains behind the app, Bridget L . Goodbody.
How did the idea for Art Intelligence
In 2011, I was inv ited to attend the S u mmit
on Science, Entertainment, and Education,
a symposium which bro ught together an
ex traordinar y group of entertainment,
edu cation and scien ce professio nals to
brain sto rm ways to i mprove science education .
On e person talked abo ut how tablets wo uld
soo n re place tex tbook s. S everal people talked
abo ut how co mputer games an d blockbuster
films can be used to teach science. A light
bulb went off in my head: why n ot create
entertaining apps about art? Two months
later, A rt Intelligen ce was born .
Can you explain some of the app’s
It has a four-part navigation system that
lets you choose your own adventure through
each edition’s unique content. ‘Gallery’ is
like a coffee-table book you can zoom in on.
‘ Timeline’ is a visual Wikipedia on steroids that
presents the world events that inspired the artist
to make the art. ‘Connections’ lets you explore
the a r t by different themes, and ‘Conversations’
allows you to check in with other users via
Facebook. It also ha s a hyper linked bibliogra phy,
which serves as a syllabus, and a resource section
that includes a curated selection of books, film,
and music that inspired the artist. All these
systems interlink so you can explore art the
way you want.
Who do you think will benefit most from
using this app?
It’s design ed to work for anyo n e, any where w ho
is curious about art – from the armchair fan to
the aficionado. That said, I ’d say students would
benefit most. If you’re a young person getting
ready to set off in the world, you need as much
art intelligence as you can get. Artists don’t just
think outside the box; they build the box .
What are your f uture plans?
We’re collabo rating with Chinese ex plosives
artist Cai Guo-Qiang to produce our third
editio n . Right now, it’s exclu si vely an iPad app,
so we’ d like to develop it for other tablets an d
smartphones. We hope to add analytics and
lesso n plans that make it easier fo r teachers to
use the app to engage students. Our biggest
hope is that the app gets integrated into
classro oms w he re things other than art are
being taught. After all, art isn’t just about
art. Art is also about life.
Indigenous Art Awards
The work of 16 finalists in the 2013 Western
Australian Indigenous Art Awards will be displayed
at the Art Gallery of WA from August 23 until the
end of January 2014. The awards are Australia’s
richest for Indigenous art, and have attracted
entrants including WA’s Churchill Cann and Miyawa
Miller. The winner of the $50,000 prize will be
announced at the opening night on August 23.
Milngurr (2011), by Gunybi Ganambarr, winner of the Western
Australian Indigenous Art Award 2011. Ochre, earth pigment
and acrylic binder on rubber, 97x77cm.
The paintings will be da ncing off the canvases
at the ope ning of Francesco Villicich ’s exhibition
The Well, at Linto n & Kay Galleries Per th.
WA Ballet’s leading ar tist an d choreo grapher
Jayne Smeulders will dance a duet inspired
by Villicich ’s emotive painting Fifth Season, the
meeting of media referencing the artist’s fo rme r
life as a pri ncipal dan cer. The exhibition will run
from July 25-August 8. Linton & Kay Galleries Perth,
Level 1/137 St Georges Te rrace , Per th (08) 6465 4314.
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