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Erica Seccombe wins $20k Paramor Prize for Art and Innovation

February 12, 2015

ANU School of Art PhD candidate ERICA SECCOMBE has won the inaugural Paramor Prize for Art and Innovation in Sydney.

The prize, which includes a $20,000 grant, was awarded to Seccombe for her work on a large ink jet print built at the School of Art’s Ink Jet Research Facility.

“I feel slightly surprised but really happy about it. I don’t expect to win things,” Seccombe told ANU.

Seccombe presented her first-ever solo exhibition, ‘Grow’, at DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY in May last year.

The show featured a combination of 3D stereoscopic projection and 3D printed objects that drew upon the artist’s experimental research project into 3D Microcomputed X-ray tomography.

Her award-winning work at the Ink Jet Research Facility uses a scientific customisation tool known as 4D micro tomography to create a large ink-jet print of a mung bean sprouting.

“It’s the first time anyone has X-rayed plants germinating with micro-CT. So when I show scientists, it’s of interest. But it’s not used in science yet so it’s really cutting edge,” Seccombe said.






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