Conductive, reactive and flexible materials are changing the way we interact with physical objects. Discover easily accessible composites and explore ways they’re being applied. 

waveform induction drawings

This exhibition presents a glimpse into recent and innovative uses of graphite. A form of crystallized carbon, graphite is a naturally occurring mineral as well as a synthetic, industrial product that can be processed and in multiple ways. It can be machined or carved, used as a powder or liquid, or handled as a lump, stick, or pencil. Graphite gathers together works that reveal the material's potential to take a variety of forms and yield a wide range of visual effects.


‘Contours’ is at the core of the interactive tapestry installation; a series capacitive sensors are applied to the suspended fabric substrates using conductive paint. these sensors react to the presence of a person within the vicinity and track their movements, outputting a constantly modulated ambient soundscape reminiscent of medical research environments.

Source: Designboom

open knit

OpenKnit is an open-source, low cost, digital fabrication tool that affords the user the opportunity to create her/his own bespoke clothing from digital files. Starting from the raw material, the yarn, and straight to its end use, a sweater for example, in about an hour.


Tuesday 11th July
6 - 8pm


Fab Lab Chch
Artbox Main Gallery
Ara Institute of Canterbury
Madras Street


Limited to 20 people
Cost: $8.00