McDermottbaxter (Ruth McDermott and Ben Baxter) are light artists whose work is driven by a passion for expressing ideas, telling stories and creating experiences through the medium of light. Their work acts as an exploration of the relationship between light, shadow, form and materials. They harness the technological possibilities of light while always keeping the sensual and poetic at the heart of all their work.
The work of mcdermottbaxter has received three Illuminating Engineering Awards for light art and has been published internationally. They have exhibited work in ten VIVID Sydney light festivals and developed site specific works for a number of corporate clients both in Australia and in Germany, Russia, Italy, Norway, Seattle, Japan and Hong Kong.