ShapeShifters: 3D Printing the Future

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Lukasz Karluk, ‘HoloDecks’, 2014, Polylactic Acid (PLA). Photographer: Boaz Nothman

ShapeShifters: 3D Printing the Future


With clothes being printed from desktop computers and organs being manufactured in labs, 3D printing continues to revolutionise design as we know it. Shapeshifters centres on these new methods of making by drawing on the high-tech and rapidly evolving industry of 3D printing and fluid extrusion methodology. Featuring seven Australian and one international artist, the exhibition includes jewellery, furniture, prosthetics and digital interactive sound works.

Shapeshifters is an Australian Design Centre Touring Exhibition, developed in partnership with Western Plains Cultural Centre.

Australian Design Centre is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Australian Design Centre is assisted by the New South Wales Government through Arts NSW, and the Australian government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.


Launch Date: 6pm, Friday 2 June 2017

RSVP by 5pm, Wednesday 31 May 2017


School Holiday Workshops - 3D Printing with Modfab:

  • 10am - 1pm, Thursday 29 June 2017: 3 Hour Immersion Workshop for primary school aged children.
  • 10am - 1pm, Friday 30 June 2017: 3 Hour Minecraft Workshop for primary school aged children.
  • 10am - 5pm, Saturday 1 July 2017: Full Day Immersion Workshop for adults aged 16+.

More information will become available soon.  All workshops are FREE however spaces are limited so participants are encouraged to book in early.  To RSVP phone (07) 4976 6766 or email


Social Media:

The ShapeShifters exhibition hashtags is: #ShapeShifters3D

The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum's hashtag is: #GRAGM

The Australian Design Centre's hashtags are: #ADC and #ADCOnTour

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