PluginHUMAN – Multi-award winning immersive art.

PluginHUMAN is an art-technology duo led by Australian artists Dr Betty Sargeant and Justin Dwyer. They have an acute understanding of the role that technology plays in contemporary society. Their progressive work personalises people’s experience of art, enviroment and technology.

PluginHUMAN were awarded the Rupert Bunny Visual Art Fellowship [2019], they won a Good Design Award [2018] and a Premier’s Design Award [2017]. They have exhibited in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. PluginHUMAN have created commissioned artworks for institutions such as the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taiwan), the Asia Culture Centre (South Korea) and Questacon (Australia’s National Science and Technology Museum).

PluginHUMAN Betty Sargeant Artist

Dr Betty Sargeant:


Dr Betty Sargeant won a Good Design Award [2018], a Veski Innovation Award [2018], a  Premier’s Design Award  [2017] and a Consensus Innovation Award [2016], in recognition of her progressive art-technology work. She was creator-in-residence at the  Exertion Games Lab RMIT University, Australia [2018-2019] and creator-in-residence at the Asia Culture Centre, South Korea [2016 & 2017]. Betty was the Melbourne Knowledge Fellow, Australia [2015-16] Link to her MKW Report, and Fellow of the International Specialised Skills Institute [2016]. Her PhD was ranked top three, AustralianCHASS Prize[2015]; and she has exhibited internationally [Asia, Europe, The United States, Australia]. Link to Betty’s CV 

Justin Dwyer:


Justin Dwyer won a Good Design Award [2018], a  Premier’s Design Award  [2017] and was top three at the International Lumen Prize [2015]. He was creator-in-residence at the Exertion Games Lab RMIT University, Australia [2018-19], creator-in-residence at the Asia Culture Centre, South Korea [2016 & 2017] and was a Convergence Residency Artist at the Banff Centre, Canada [2016]. Justin has had three Aria Award nominations for his collaborative music projects. Link to Justin’s CV.

Plugin HUMAN Justin Dwyer artist ABlaze