About Philip Darnton & Nelson Michaels
Nelson is an architecture student, currently studying a masters of architecture at the Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University. Exploring the relationships within architecture and art with regard that architecture is an art that everyone can experience and enjoy. Simultaneously increasing accessibility and bridging the boundaries between the disciplines.
Philip is a young British artist, also currently studying a masters of architecture at the Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University. Originating from a background in painting that translated into sculpture and eventually led him to follow a childhood passion of studying architecture. Gradually impacting his sculpture practice and allowing for the exploration into more experimental interactive structures that provide immersive experiences, exploring a realm somewhere between fiction and reality.
2022 SWELL ARTWORK – Milk Crate Pavilion, Philip Darnton & Nelson Michaels
Adaptive reuse regarding transforming an object that exists in our outer world by uniting it with the world of sensation and imagination.
A realm between fiction and reality, where sculpture and architecture collide.
Parametric, whilst drawing influence from the incoming tide’s pattern-making imprint upon the sand.
Allowing light to pour into the internal space from the North, framing views of Currumbin Rock and the skyline.
Light filtrates within casting textured shadows, contributing to internal atmospheric qualities.
Sideways, views become intangible, as solidness of the physical form diminishes, transparent qualities emerge.
Instagram: @phil_darnton @nelson.jpeg
Facebook: @Phil Darnton @Nelson Michaels
Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 9-18 September.