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SONY DSCNew Zealand-born sculptor Allan Giddy lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

Allan’s pioneering use of alternative energy systems and light in ‘time-based sculpture’ began in 1992. Over time his practice has expanded into the public domain, specifically public sited ‘active sculpture’ aimed at the reinvigoration of public spaces.

He is one of Australia’s foremost proponents of sustainable energy systems, electronic interconnectivity and interactivity embedded in the physical art object.

His work has been shown in ISEA and TISEA (International Symposia on Electronic Art), at the Tate Modern, and numerous other venues internationally, from Canada and Finland to Greece, Vietnam and Bulgaria. In recent years he has completed a number of large public commissions, in Australia, China, Ireland, Germany the UK and New Zealand.

Allan has also directed and co-curated energy-in-art exhibitions at UNSW’s Solar Research Centre (SOLARCH), Little Bay, Sydney in 1999 and 2002, Australia’s first solar art exhibition ‘Desert Equinox’ in 2012, and ‘La Lune: Energy Producing Art’ in 2014, shortlisted for 2 Australian Event Awards.

Allan’s industry partners include:

Living Power
Silex Solar
BP Solar
Solarch (Centre of Excellence for Advanced Silicon Photovoltaics and Photonics)
AGL solar
Jaycar Electronics
Fujitsu
Sydney City Council
Caroma
Sydney Olympic Park Authority
Pepperl and Fuchs Gmbh