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Ben trained as a Landscape Architect at Victoria University Wellington in New Zealand.

He has worked internationally as both a freelance designer and for a major landscape architecture and urban design firm, Gillespies in the UK.

While in the London he worked as a designer on complex architectural projects with … Read More
Ben trained as a Landscape Architect at Victoria University Wellington in New Zealand.

He has worked internationally as both a freelance designer and for a major landscape architecture and urban design firm, Gillespies in the UK.

While in the London he worked as a designer on complex architectural projects with renowned architecture practices like Rafael Vinoly Architects and Foster + Partners. Ben was also involved in the construction of high end residential gardens and rooftops in Notting Hill and Chelsea.

Ben’s current practice seeks to identify new ways of experiencing our urban environment. By using ephemeral art as a means to reactivate dead spaces in unexpected situations, he is challenging conventional urban design approaches.

Currently engaged in a Masters of Art in Public Space at RMIT, Ben is working on public art commissions in Melbourne. Read Less
  • Public Arts Practioner
    Edge of the Grid Collective — Melbourne, Australia
  • Graduate Landscape Architect
    Gillespies LLP — London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance Landscape Architect
    Windy Studio — New Zealand
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How can ephemeral art change the perception of dead spaces within our urban environment?

I have always seen a certain beauty in abandoned/decaying spaces. They seem frozen in time, fragments of the past enduring within our communities. They hold forgotten stories and provide a rich patterned surface for the artis… Read More
How can ephemeral art change the perception of dead spaces within our urban environment?

I have always seen a certain beauty in abandoned/decaying spaces. They seem frozen in time, fragments of the past enduring within our communities. They hold forgotten stories and provide a rich patterned surface for the artist to work on.

My work explores ways to reactivate and re-imagine these spaces; I create three dimensional interventions using recycled materials to engage the passer by. The installations require some level of participation from the viewer; they create a spectacle, juxtaposing what is perceived to be ordinary with the extraordinary.

My desire is to transform spaces, question their purpose and redefine their potential. Read Less
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