We worked with contemporary artist Simon Ingram to create a visual work of art as part of our performance of Rhythms of the Brain in collaboration with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. A fascinating exploration of the inner workings of the brain and its response to musical stimuli, during the performance the brainwaves of Amalia, Somi and Ashley were captured in real time with an EEG headset and interpreted through specially developed software onto canvas over the duration of the performance.

We performed three works by New Zealand composers – Kintsugi by Salina Fisher,  Asymptote by Alex Taylor (a new commission written specifically for this project) and Subtle Dances by Claire Cowan.The resulting artwork now could be yours! It is being auctioned, and the proceeds raised will go to Toi Ora Trust, a charity that supports people to proactively manage their mental wellbeing through proven methods of creative exploration in a safe and inclusive community. A link to the bidding form, and details about the artwork are below.
Read more about Simon’s work and the process behind creating the image on the University of Auckland website
To bid for the artwork fill out our online silent auction form using the link below. Bidding will close midnight 22nd June 2023 and we will contact the winning bidder to arrange payment. Your bid does not include any transport costs for the artwork but we can help you with arranging shipping. 

Artwork details

Simon Ingram with NZTrio

Painted on the occasion of Rhythms of the Brain on 27 May 2023, in collaboration with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. The performance featured NZTrio playing Salina Fisher’s Kintsugi, Alex Taylor’s Asymptote, and Claire Cowan’s Subtle Dances while the brain activity of Amalia Hall, Ashley Brown and Somi Kim was interpreted as painting by Simon Ingram.  

Oil on Belgian Linen