The Instrument Builders Project

The Instrument Builders Project (IBP) is a cross-cultural collaboration where artists and musicians come together to conceptualise and build improvised musical instruments. The IBP centres on an evolving project space, with elements of studio, gallery and performance space are open to the public. Working together over the course of a shared residency, collective artistic outputs take shape through concerts, exhibitions, workshops and discussions, punctuated by periods of experimentation.

Artworks created utilise traditional craft-based techniques alongside avant-garde forms such as experimental musical instruments, sound sculptures, installation, conceptual and instructional works, and live art.

The IBP is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Australia Indonesia Institute, Asialink and Australia International Cultural Council.

The next iteration of this project IBP5 will be presented at MONA FOMA co-curated by Lisa Campbell-Smith (Contemporary Art Tasmania), Joel Stern (Liquid Architecture) and Kristi Monfries.

With this iteration supported by Regional Arts Fund Australia, Asialink Arts and the University of Tasmania, School of Architecture & Design.