Jonathon Bolitho is an interaction designer working with light, sound and emerging technologies. His work often draws parallels between organic and synthetic phenomena, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary collaboration between the arts and sciences. Often exhibiting in the public sphere, his large scale immersive installations seek to inform and inspire through the tactility of interaction.
He has conceived, designed, assembled and project managed several large-scale interactive experiences for clients such as Sydney Opera House, Destination NSW, The UN Environment, The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Olympic Park, UNSW The Galleries, CoLabs festival, Customs House as well as a host of galleries and events both locally and internationally.
Interactive art and design, tangible computing, science communication, natural systems, regenerative agriculture, spatial design, light and soundscape installation, public art installations.
2012-2016 Bachelor of Media Arts (First Class Honours), Major Interactive Media. University of New South Wales, Art and Design.
2012 Certificate IV Permaculture, Riverina TAFE NSW.
2018/2019 Artist, Farmer, Scientist Project. Humus/Human, a collaboration with Dr. Laura Fisher and Glenn Morris.
2018 Humus/Human, Siteworks. Bundanon.
2018 Holochar, exhibited as part of ANZBiochar conference, supported by Biochar for Sustainable Soils and the UN Environment Program. Southern Cross University, Gold Coast.
2018 Ember, semi-permanent installation at Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney.
2018 Focus, VIVID Light. Bulletin Place, Sydney.
2018 Impressions, VIVID Light. Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney.
2017 flux. mobile application design and interactive installation as part of mad.lab UNSW Colombo Plan Scholarship.Chongqing, China.
2017 Chromesthesia, VIVID Light. Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay.
2017 Botanicus Musica, commission for CoLabs Festival. Bungaribee Western Sydney.
2017 Snoösphere, group exhibition as part of The Big Anxiety Festival. UNSW Galleries.
2016 Future Narratives group residency exhibition, La Ira De Dios. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2016 La Ira De Dios residency. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2016 You are Mostly Water, large-scale floating sculpture commissioned for Eden Gardens.
2016 Attune, selected as part of VIVID Light. Hickson Rd Reserve.
2016 Beneath Our Feet, selected as part of Sculpture at Scenic World.
2015 Find Yourself, Visions Beyond group exhibition. Kudos Gallery.
2015 Velo/City, an interactive permanent mural as part of Veloscape, City of Sydney Initiative. UNSW Art and Design Campus Paddington.
2015 Spectral Shrine, group exhibition curated by Amanda Saker as part of BEAMS festival. ARCO space Chippendale.
2015 Prism Perceptions, group exhibition. Corner Cooperative, Chippendale.
2015 SoundScape, a musical mobile interactive application responding to GPS location. UNSW Art and Design Campus.
2015 Robotanic, selected as part of VIVID Light. Martin Place.
2014 Symbiosis, interactive installation. UTS.
2014 Gravity, video work. Black Box, UNSW Art and Design Campus.
2013 In Our Nature, solo exhibition. Mosman gallery.
2011 ARTEXPRESS. AGNSW and regional galleries across Australia.
2017 mad.lab, Sichuan Fine Art Institute and Priestman Architects. Chongqing, China.
2016 Narraciones Futuras, La Ira De Dios. Buenos Aires, Argentina.