‘Present’ is a collaborative practice based investigation with Australian visual artist Kris Smith. The research explores  ways in which time influences the creative process. Findings from the project reveal that it can both stimulate and constrain creative thinking and thereby shape generative thought and inspire making processes.

The first phase of the research took place in Newcastle, NSW, Australia in October 2010.

A series of artworks were created as part of the project, stimulated by a series of archival photographs from the 1930’s of the Canoe Pool ‘World Map’ on Newcastle beach.

Young Mariner’s Pool, Newcastle, NSW, Australia 1937