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We’re looking for people to present their work at Dorkbot in 2014!!!


Dorkbot Sydney is a regular event for “people doing strange things with electricity. Born memetically from the original New York faction initiated by artist/engineer Douglas Repetto, Dorkbot now exists in over 75 different cities around the world. The Sydney faction has been running since 2006 in artist-run-spaces and has now taken residence at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales.
Taking the standard format, Dorkbot Sydney is a free monthly event, open to the public, drawing people from all fields to present their independent projects, finished, or in progress. Each event includes 3 presentations and an open show&tell session at the end. Some examples of projects that have been presented in the past include, bitcoin miners, radar synthesisers, video synthesisers, dancing automata, re-animated cochroaches… The list goes on!
The aim of Dorkbot is to bring people together from different fields, be you artist, engineer, musician, electrician, software developer, enthusiast, etc. On the last Monday of every month, regular meetings pose as an opportunity for public discussion, peer review and exploration of ideas, experiments and finished works. The event solidifies a curious community in an encouraging environment.
If you have a project you would like to show we would love to hear from you. All you need to do is get in touch with us with a brief description of your project and a list of the months you will be available for, in order of preference. 31/3, 28/4, 26/5, 30/6, 28/7, 25/8, 29/9, 27/10, 24/11




Exhibition to be presented at Serial Space Opening Tuesday 6th March and closing on Sunday the 11th March

Dorkbot Sydney Group Show is an annual exhibition of “people doing strange things with electricity” that will be presented at Sydney Artist Run Initiative Serial Space. For the third year, Dorkbot Sydney is accepting applications from any field, be you artist, engineer, programmer or hobbyist, in any form, electronic, experimental, hybrid or interdisciplinary. Submissions should not be limited to artworks – but should respond to the theme “people doing strange things with electricity”. The Dorkbot Sydney Group Show is something between an art exhibition and a science fair. Some past projects that have been exhibited have involved robotics, installation, interaction, electronic sculpture, screen based works, web based work, audio instruments and performance works.
Dorkbot Sydney Group Show is the one of the only annual exhibitions in NSW that is dedicated to a focus on contemporary electronic, hybrid and interdisciplinary art. It has exhibited a variety of emerging and mid career artists next to engineers and scientists, both local and interstate. The exhibition aims to present the dialogue that exists between science, technology and art, putting experimentation and innovation at the forefront.

For more information on how to apply for this exhibition please download these documents:

1. Dorkbot Sydney Group Show 2012 Information DocumentPDF
2. Application Cover Sheet document link or Doc


tr-IO by Lukasz Karluk + Gentleforce, 2010
Exhibited at Dorkbot Sydney Group Show 2010
Photograph taken by Pia van Gelder