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Craig Walsh is primarily interested in hybrid and site-specific projects and the exploration of alternative contexts for contemporary art. He often utilises projection in response to existing environments and landscapes. He has worked across a range of art forms including theatre, architecture, public works, gallery exhibitions, natural environments and festivals. His work has been shown in a number of national and international exhibitions.
The DVD shows a collection of Craig Walsh’s artworks. It gives an invaluable insight to the body of work he created the past 12 years. See more
Artist Martina Mrongovius takes us through her work with holography. Using a medium that is often associated with security imaging and science fiction Martina describes how holograms influence her creative practice. Unlike conventional still-life holography, Martina’s holographic compositions experiment with optically stenciling together multiple recordings to create spatially animated scenes. See more
The documentary explores the conceptual trend in nonconformist art of 1960-1980s in the USSR. The film also touches upon the issue of the history of one of the largest collections of art-works of the Soviet period – a collection of American Professor Norton Dodge that numbers today more than 20 thousand pieces. Many of artworks appearing in the film are now the well-known classics of the art of the twentieth century. See more
Four characters, all misfits of a sort, cross paths over one weekend on the northern beaches of Sydney. Leilani (Amanda Berry) is a runaway 16-year-old; Larry (John Flaus) is a Bondi private eye who’s looking for her; Joe (Ken Brown) needs to score some LSD to get him out of trouble. Paul (Bryan Brown) is unemployed and broke, until he steals a gun. See more
Part One looks at the Artists’ Camp on Edwards Beach in Mosman. Established by the Bulletin cartoonist, Livingston Hopkins, it attracted Sydney’s most radical artists, including Julian Ashton, A.J. Daplyn, and Henry Fullwood, along with such students as Charles Conder and Benjamin Minns.
Part Two looks at the later Curlew Camp on Little Sirius Cove in Mosman. Established by the Brasch Brothers as a weekend retreat, it became a home for painters during the economic depression of the 1890s, with Tom Roberts and Arthur Streeton among those living there. See more
The life and art of Australia’s first Impressionist painter, John Russell (1858-1930), is celebrated in this documentary by Albie Thoms. Featuring the startling landscape of Belle-Ile, a rocky island in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Brittany in France, where Russell made his home for more than twenty years, it explores the exciting milieu of this Australian painter, who was an eye-witness to the massive changes in art in France at the end of the nineteenth century. Raised in Sydney, Russell studied at the Atelier Cormon in Paris, where his fellow students included Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Emile Bernard and Vincent Van Gogh. but a meeting with the Impressionist master, Claude Monet, on Belle-Ile, changed his life. See more
Masters of Art, Decoration and Design 2011
Profiles of the artists and curators who sculpt and influence the art and design in galleries, architecture, interiors and furnishings around the world. See more
In 2010 Dr Christiane Keller, Senior Curator for Aboriginal Art and Material Culture at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, involved the Tjanpi Desert Weavers from Warakurna in a research project investigating the sensory and material aspects of Aboriginal fibre work.
The aim was to capture and communicate multi-sensory experiences of fibre-making processes. In April 2011 Dr Keller together with filmmaker Skye Raabe visited the ladies in Warakurna, and Tjanpi arts coordinator Jo Foster with the idea to make a film about the sensory experiences.
Peter Sculthorpe is one of Australia’s greatest contemporary composers, while Garry Shead is one of Australia’s most distinguished visual artists. For many years they have travelled along parallel paths, sharing common interests and common sources of inspiration. In their separate ways, they have explored a fascination with the Australian landscape and its cultural identity.
The Fifth Continent, The Queen and The Ern Malley Suite mark a most remarkable act of collaboration between the composer and the artist. See more
David Perry is unique among Australian artists in that he is equally competent in making paintings, drawings, prints, posters, photographs, films and videotapes. In work encompassing more than half a century, he has demonstrated his proficiency in these media, with his art exhibited in international film and video festivals and leading art galleries. To some extent, this versatility has counted against him, since he has been unclassifiable, a hybrid for which there is no name, other than multimedia artist, though this has come to mean someone who combines mediums, which David rarely does. see more