NOW Counter (Current Birthrate/Deathrate Four Births Per Second, Two Deaths Per Second) 2011 High-Definition Video, LCD Television with Media Player, Perspex 480x330mm each
Two televisions flash the word ‘NOW" at the current birthrate (four births per second) and deathrate (2 deaths per second).
Dara Gill (b. 1986)
Dara Gill is a Sydney based artist working with a diverse range of mediums within the visual arts including video, sculpture, painting, sound and installation. Graduating in Visual Arts at the University of Wollongong in 2007 and Honours in Fine Arts (Sculpture) at the UNSW’s College of Fine Arts in 2009, his current work investigates the nature of anxiety through situational based research.
Gill was also featured in Hatched ʻ08, the national graduate exhibition at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. In 2009 Dara was the recipient of the Gallery Barry Keldoulis Grant for Emerging Artists as well as the COFA Emerging Artist Award for his video To Roll. Gill was also the recipient of runner up prize in the 2010 Art Month Speed Dating program and later that year the ArtStart Grant for Emerging Artists from the Australia Council. Gill was featured in arts writer Andrew Frost’s 10 Next Big Things: Visual Art list compiled for The Sydney Mourning Herald and recently the cover artist for Australian Art Collector magazine Undiscovered special. Gill has been a director at Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney and is current director of Kudos Gallery, Sydney.