About James Voller
As Creative Director and Founder of Collide, Voller’s practice combines contemporary public art installation and photography. His sculptures are concerned with architecture, landscape and social histories. Since moving to Australia from New Zealand, James has worked on a range of large-scale permanent and temporary artworks in a range of settings both urban and regional, nationally and internationally.
Recently, Voller has undertaken over twenty major temporary and permanent public works across Australia. Other career highlights include Streets of Gold at the Museum of London in 2012, winning the People’s Choice award for Moving House, and Art Trams as part of the Melbourne Festival in 2015, as well as being selected to participate in White Night Geelong 2022 and DRIFT, Victoria, 2023.
2023 SWELL ARTWORK – Housing Inflation
‘Housing Inflation’ is a photographic installation by James Voller. The work takes a custom printed, wacky waving inflatable tube, often seen in advertising and transforms it to appear as an inflatable apartment block. James will take photographs of the iconic Focus high-rise building, Surface Paradise 1967, and print these onto fabric, to create the illusion of the apartment block inflating and deflating. The work examines current housing inflation, taking its medium from materials used in the real estate sales industry, and repurposes them into a contemporary Australian artwork for SWELL.