Mark Surtees

Mark Surtees

Mark is an award winning artist and designer who lives in the beautiful Blue Mountains with his family. Originally an industrial designer from the UK his work sits at the cross road of Art and Design and explores a wide range of mediums, techniques and processes that draw on his experience as a designer/maker over the last 20 years. Making things has always been part of his DNA. He is also an educator and had the pleasure of working as a lecturer both in the UK and Australia.

‘The Click,’ installed in College Lane, is a work that literally creates and organises thought. Visitors are encouraged to scan the QR code which then takes them to a simple and beautiful website. Once people arrive at the website they are presented with two boxes; Action & Change. They are then encouraged to give advice, thought or opinion on how we might improve things: big or small, individual or global.

All data from ‘The Click’ will be presented for viewers to experience submission answers generated from this project in order to understand what elements of sustainability are most important to us as humans.

The Click asks people to tell us how we can make things better, more sustainable through action & change – from individual improvement to the wider lens of community and country.

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Living Lanes recognises that Dharug and Gundungurra Traditional Owners have a continuous and deep connection to their Country and that this is of great cultural significance to Aboriginal people, both locally and in the region. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.