Harbinger Consultants

Culture + Complexity + Change

UPDATE | Recent work

Harbinger has recently completed a number of research based and information sharing projects. These creative, inquiring and investigative engagements with ideas and emerging practices are integral to Harbinger’s practice.

Linda developed a presentation for a Brisbane-based urban planning and design agency addressing urban space, new media and community. The presentation featured ideas about how media artists are engaging urban space and communities to impact on the way planners and designers might think about cities and activating spaces. The presentation drew on some of the learnings from a one-day lab and seminar in March that Linda attended in Sydney. The event, Coding Cultures presented by dLux Media Arts, focused on how mobiles, the internet and other online spaces can be made to work for creative practice and communities. Linda worked with UK artist collaborative group Proboscis in an intensive lab.

Harbinger can develop small scale and focused research into emerging ideas and deliver presentations and workshops for your practice too. Please email for more information.

Adelaide-based design practice Working Images commissioned Linda to write an essay, titled ‘Humanising Influence’, about their fit out of the Australian Central Credit Union’s new offices. As part of a comprehensive fit-out for the Adelaide office of Australian Central Credit Union, principal of Working Images, Drew Raia Joyce, assembled a multidisciplinary team to develop the environmental graphics package for the spaces over five floors. Working Images was commissioned by architecture and design firm Woods Bagot whose design for the interior and workspaces was purposely neutral and uncluttered. The graphics would provide colour, vibrancy, identity and character. The design and fit-out was necessitated when Australian Central relocated its head office in Adelaide. Find out more about the project here:

Another essay, ‘Placemarking – something happened here’, is an examination of text-based public artworks as a specific type of placemarking. Her essay examines three works – Richard Tipping’s Watermark (Brisbane), Sebastian Moody’s Built Under The Sun (Brisbane) and Paul Carter’s Nearamnew (Melbourne). She writes, “each arise from artistic investigations of site, not as a mapping of it but as a physical marking of it that materialises some aspect of the site’s history, archaeology or other significance through representation. This worded marking takes varying forms – sculpture, painting and etching.” The essay will be included in an anthology, The Material Poem, edited by James Stuart and due for release as an electronic imprint.

Linda has also completed the evaluation of Arts Connecting Communities for Brisbane City Council. Arts Connecting Communities was a collaboration between BCC and Australian Business Arts Foundation focused on developing arts and business partnerships.


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