3D printing isn’t a practice automatically connected to art. It’s most useful for rapid prototyping, no matter what anyone tells you. One creator challenging this paradigm is Rick Treweek, who recently opened his solo art exhibition of purely 3D printed work.

We first heard about Treweek  through his business Trobok Toys. In essence, Trobok is a company that sells toys, but not in the traditional sense. Instead of paying for and receiving plastic baubles, punters receive files for 3D printable toys.

Treweek also had a stint as the creative director of local 3D printer manufacturer Robobeast.

From there he began the company AltReality, a virtual reality (VR) company aiming to combine VR with 3D printing. AltReality custom prints their VR headsets, among other things.

Now enter Art Machina, a two week art exhibition showing off Treweek’s work. The exhibition is meant to “explore the mergence of art and technology” and it runs from June 30th to July 13th at the Daville Baillie gallery.

We’ve got a collection of images from the exhibition which you can see below. All the pieces were 3D printed with Verbatim PLA on an Ultimaker 2, with the bigger prints being done on a RoboBeast.

All images on this page used with the express consent of the owner Rick Treweek.

Did you see that really strange piece above of a park town prawn? That wasn’t just a really good CAD model, it’s actually a 3D scan. We have a full feature on that specific piece that we suggest you check out.

Little details like that are why you should make the effort to attend this exhibition. While the images above are relatively high quality, nothing beats seeing it with your own eyes.