Digital case studies

Digital is enhancing and amplifying practice in unexpected ways.


Explore the stories behind the story. This selection of case studies explore how cultural practitioners use digital platforms and approaches to make innovative new work and build connections with audiences.


A new vision: how a critical tech lab is pushing the limits of VR

Josh Harle on his collaborative reimagining of VR

At the time, Australian new media artist and academic Josh Harle had just returned from a residency in Austria, and decided to head along to the local VR and augmented reality (AR) meet-ups in Sydney. But for Harle, although the meeting was well attended, something felt a bit off.

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Navigating a digital world

New strategies to building digital experiences for the future

It’s not often a designer gets a gig for a major organisation that wants to leave the brief open just to see where the designer will take it. But that’s what happened to Melbourne-based creative coder, designer and developer Mel Huang, when she began working with the Australia Council to present its new Digital Culture Strategy. “It’s super rare that someone says, ‘What do you want to build?’,” Mel said.

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Queensland Music Festival

Enable discoverability: Reaching to the choir

Queensland Music Festival spent 2020 building a 3000-strong online choir. What happened next changed their digital strategy forever.

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Laura (Amara) Osweiler

Digital environments are accessible, inclusive and safe: ‘Welcome to my world’: the home as a stage

How an online dance practice is building new experiences for audiences at home.

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Flume x Jonathan Zawada

Amplify digital practice: Beyond the bubble

The weird world of NFTs: a bright future or ecological nightmare?

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