A spectacular road trip in digital art.

In a unique collaboration with three contemporary artists, Porsche Cars Australia is offering a one-of-a-kind series of multimedia photographs in an NFT auction to raise money for a good cause.
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Road Trip

3 Unique NFTs

This project celebrates the unique Porsche design DNA of the Taycan in the year of the 70th birthday of Porsche in Australia and embarks on a digital journey that also represents the beginning of a new era.

Discover how artist Nigel Sense, photographer Derek Swalwell and music composer Gene Shill have transformed an all-electric Taycan Turbo into a multimedia artwork experience.

The Taycan as the canvas featuring a fantastical transition space filled with traveller's tales, a vastness punctuated by movement that accesses the masks of common humanity. All captured in three distinct photographs that highlight the contrast while finding commonality with the Taycan in the environmentally conscious architecture. Immerse yourself into the sounds that connect to the colours and vibrancy of the Taycan through harmony and rhythmic textures.

Slider shows preview photographs only. NFTs for sale include audio which can be experienced via the auction website. Please note that the vehicle shown is not for sale, and therefore excluded from the auction.

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Preview photographs only. NFTs for sale include audio which can be experienced via the auction website.

The story behind the artwork

The Story behind the Artwork

Peter Varga is the Director Exterior Design at Porsche. Varga, who studied Transportation Design in Pforzheim, Germany, and started working at Porsche as an intern 17 years ago, is nothing short of a perfectionist. “A car should not be too big – even by a millimetre,” Varga states. “We try to leave out as much as possible”. 

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The Idea

After 70 Years of Porsche in Australia, the Taycan marks the beginning of a new era. While the Porsche DNA remains inherent, the Taycan combines an array of new technologies for the digital age and new customer frontiers. The project celebrates this new chapter for Porsche, embracing a collaborative approach in exploring immersive art experiences.   

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The Artist

Nigel Sense draws inspiration from the American abstract expressionists and pop artists of the 1960s. His works capture the emotional feeling of movement from one place to another, that excitement to see what’s over the horizon. The design he created for Porsche is imbued with a sophisticated sense of play and irreverence, featuring the highlights of a vibrant and picturesque Australian road trip. Sense transfigures and transcends personal holiday mementos into shared experiences of anticipation and adventure.

The Photographer

Derek Swalwell’s name is synonymous with the photographic representation of the architectural landscape in Australia and beyond. Having crossed the globe numerous times since starting out on his photographic journey over twenty years ago, Swalwell’s work documents some of the world’s most iconic built environments and visually articulates them in an entirely new light. A Porsche owner himself, Derek searched carefully for the perfect location that would make the idea really sing. 

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The Music Composer

A renowned Australian record producer and musician, Gene Shill is a pioneer in lounge and deep house music creation and collaboration. He designs bespoke soundtracks for luxury brand profiles to create unique consumer experiences and as a Porsche enthusiast, Gene is inspired by the sounds of Porsche cars. He takes raw sounds and translates them into musical harmony and rhythm. The end result is dancefloor tunes inspired by, and made from, the sound of a Porsche.

The Partner

The campaign is supported by a strong partner in the field of NFT’s. FANZONE is a startup from the Porsche Digital portfolio that specialises in owning and trading digital collectibles.

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The Auction Platform

Porsche has chosen the US platform SuperRare to auction the artwork. SuperRare is known for the worldwide sale of exclusive, unique digital artwork.

The Digital Artworks

The winning bidder of each of the multimedia photographs receives the digital artwork as an NFT and thus the proof of authenticity.

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The Good Cause

The proceeds from this auction will be donated to the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) plays an inspirational and critical role investing in our artistic and wider communities, leading the cultural conversation and setting the agenda for contemporary art. ACCA strives to be the go-to place to engage with contemporary art: a platform for artists, and a centre for the exchange of ideas, to reflect and inspire positive change in people and communities.

Peter Varga - the Godfather of the Taycan.

Viva con Agua promotes clean drinking water worldwide. They are a non-profit association and international network of people and organizations committed to the vision ‘Water for All - All For Water’. They support water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects with their local and international partner organizations and already reached over 3,6 million people.

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The Charity Program

Viva con Agua promotes clean drinking water worldwide. They are a non-profit association and international network of people and organizations committed to the vision ‘Water for All - All For Water’. They support water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects with their local and international partner organizations and already reached over 3,6 million people.

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FAQs

What are NFTs?

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NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token and is a blockchain-based, non-exchangeable certificate of authenticity. The certificate enables proof of ownership and trading of digital items. NFTs can protect almost anything, such as art, graphics, music, videos, images, etc.

How can this NFT be purchased at auction?

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To buy an NFT, you need a crypto wallet from either MetaMask or Fortmatic. In order to bid on the Porsche NFT, you must first have the amount of your desired bid in your crypto wallet in the form of Ether. The crypto wallet can be topped up via credit card or bank transfer. Please note that this may take some time. You can register at SuperRare with this crypto wallet here.

Which Crypto Wallets can be used?

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In order to bid on the Porsche NFT, you must have a crypto wallet from MetaMask or Fortmatic.

Which crypto currencies can be used?

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You can only use Ether (ETH) to purchase the artwork. Ether is a widespread cryptocurrency.

Can I also place a bid in AUD/USD?

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Unfortunately, bidding in AUD/USD is not possible. The bid can only be placed using Ether.

How and when does the auction take place?

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The auctions for each NFT are configured as a Reserve Auction. Once the reserve is met, a 24- hour timed auction will begin. SuperRare Auctions are run and settled directly on Ethereum, and are therefore based on block time, not conventional time. The countdown timers in the user interface are an approximation based on the average block completion time of the Ethereum blockchain. Participants should get their bids in as early as possible to ensure that they are processed by the Auction smart contract before the close of the Auction. If a new bid is submitted within the last 15 minutes, the auction will be extended by 15 minutes from the time the last bid is placed. For more information, please refer to the SuperRare FAQs.

How can I track the current auction status?

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You can find the current auction status on the auction page on SuperRare.

Do I have to be 18 years old to participate in this auction?

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Yes.

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