2018 CHASS Prize for The Cad Factory
We got some fantastic news from our region - Congratulations to The Cad Factory and local Artist Vic Mc Ewan for winning the 2018 CHASS Australia Distinctive Work Prize for their amazing project 'Harmonic Oscillator'.
The Harmonic Oscillator is an arts and health project that was undertaken from 2015 - 2017, where Vic McEwan was in residence at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool UK. The project aims to undertake an artist led exploration of the effects of noise levels in our hospital spaces. Hospitals have surprisingly high levels of noise that can often prolong healing due to their disturbing characteristics on patients. The process of placing a contemporary artist in the life and death environment of a children’s hospital has been an experiment in exploring how an artist can reduce trauma in hospitals. Outcomes feature new artworks, an EP, radio documentary, app, and a new book written by Clive Parkinson from Manchester Metropolitan University.
2018 marks the fifth year of the annual CHASS Australia Prizes. The Australia Prizes honour distinguished achievements by Australians working, studying, or training in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) sectors, including academics, researchers, practitioners, philanthropists, policy makers, and students. The 2018 CHASS Australia Distinctive Work Prize rewards an exceptional artistic performance, exhibition, film, television show, play, composition or practical contribution with a cash prize of $3.500. Well done, Cad Factory!
Image: Vic McEwan - the longest heartbeat