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Ruth McDermott has inspired the Australian design world with eco and innovative lighting designs based on cultural influences from the Australia desert to the coral on the great barrier reef since 1999.

Ben Baxter started out as painter he has lived has lived in Guatemala, Austria, Aspen Colorado, London & Paris… Read More
Ruth McDermott has inspired the Australian design world with eco and innovative lighting designs based on cultural influences from the Australia desert to the coral on the great barrier reef since 1999.

Ben Baxter started out as painter he has lived has lived in Guatemala, Austria, Aspen Colorado, London & Paris where ever he travelled he saw the fusion of light within architecture & objects.

As founding artists of Vivid smart light festival in 2009 the first LED & eco light festival in the world. Ruth an Ben in 2009 founded experimentations as the LED revolution took off, smart light & smart cities working within the urban environment creating spaces & objects that live & breath. The ephemeral nature of these light arts make the memory of them stronger with there absence.

Their light installations have featured environments with an inspiring variety of technology, materials, colours & sound. Light can bring to life to dark unexpected areas of the city. The sites specific art represent places where light romance & urban renewal converge and where one can stop, feel listen & be moved by light.

Mcdermott Baxter takes pride in producing objects that are long lasting, moody & romantic. Their collaboration fuses Art & Design with a unique and iconic mix of lighting, architecture & smart cities. They question how light art can make smart urban spaces in the 21st Century.

McDermott Baxter light work has featured in exhibition in Japan, Norway, Seattle USA, New Zealand, Germany, Hong Kong & Milan, Italy.
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VIVID light festival, Sydney.
Luminale light festival, Frankfurt.
Salone Satellite Milan Furniture Fair.
Light Fair Las Vegas.
Smart light Festival.
Artlight Festival UTS, Sydney.
Lux, Wellington.
Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney.
Winter Festival Federation Square Melbourne.
Bach House (Eisenach) Germany.
Globe Li… Read More
VIVID light festival, Sydney.
Luminale light festival, Frankfurt.
Salone Satellite Milan Furniture Fair.
Light Fair Las Vegas.
Smart light Festival.
Artlight Festival UTS, Sydney.
Lux, Wellington.
Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney.
Winter Festival Federation Square Melbourne.
Bach House (Eisenach) Germany.
Globe Light Festival Melbourne.
Sydney Design Festival.


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