Making the Nightingale and the Rose: Nightingale
Del Kathryn Barton: The Nightingale and the Rose has its genesis in a commission by ArtAnd Foundation, who asked Del Kathryn Barton in 2010 to reimagine a timeless fairytale. A long-time aficionado of Wilde’s works, Barton was struck by using The Nightingale as inspiration; one of his most poignant stories and related intrinsically to her own work with its vulnerable but emboldened feminine protagonist. Produced over two years, Barton’s collection luminously breathes life into Wilde’s classic in her signature style. It was a synchronous moment when Barton mentioned to director and friend Brendan Fletcher that she was eager to transform her Nightingale world into film. Though neither possessed an animation background, together they embraced the project with a vision to offer something new and different to the genre, whilst remaining authentic to Wilde’s prose and Barton’s astounding feel for the handmade. Working with award-winning visual effects house Method Studios, the final creation is an intense but remarkably ethereal gesture to the tragic earnestness of Wilde’s tale. Layered with stirring score by Sarah Blasko and voiced by some of Australia’s most celebrated actors, including Mia Wasikowska, Geoffrey Rush and David Wenham, the film is a shining example of multidisciplinary partnerships across the creative arts.
Making Wonderland | ACMI
Journey down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, an exhibition celebrating more than a century of Lewis Carroll’s timeless stories on screen. A world premiere made in Melbourne by the team at ACMI, Wonderland traces Alice’s journey from page to screen to pop culture icon in an immersive exhibition like no other. Take a look behind the scenes and see the making of Wonderland. Filmed during the build and install of Wonderland, Curator Jessica Bram collaborates with a talented team of designers, digital artists and technicians to create a magical experience for children and adults alike. Wonderland is showing at ACMI until 7 October 2018.
Zanny Begg: The Beehive interview
Zanny Begg discusses her new work The Beehive; exploring the unsolved murder of anti-development campaigner Juanita Nielsen. The inaugural Artbank + ACMI Commission, the video installation examines themes of gentrification, corruption, sex-work, feminism and non-conformist lifestyles.
Morph in Melbourne
To celebrate the opening of Wallace & Gromit and Friends, we had a visit from Aardman co-founder Peter Lord and his famous plasticine creation Morph. We took Morph out on the streets of Melbourne to sample some Melbourne's coffee, take in the sights and even add a little art to a graffitied laneway.
Director Showcase Paul Goldman
Prominent Australian music video director Paul Goldman shares an insight on his early Music Videos 'Nick the Stripper' by the Birthday Party and 'Quasimodo's Dream' by The Reels. These videos were the first of over 200 music videos that Paul has directed as well as a number of acclaimed feature films.
Directors Showcase Natasha Pincus
Natasha Pincus is a multi-award winning Australian music video director and producer. Amongst her many achievements was winning the Aria award for Best Music Video two years in a row. Her ground breaking video for Gotye's 'Somebody that I Used to Know' has had a staggering 420 million views on youtube.
David Bowie is... gallery installation
Go behind the scenes of the installing of over 50 iconic costumes and 300 objects from the past 50 years of David Bowie’s career. For the past 9 weeks ACMI’s gallery has been completely transformed by a team of builders, electricians, painters and technicians. Each object and costume is delicately unpacked, condition checked and carefully placed in position by a team of specialists from the V&A and ACMI. AV specialists from 59 Productions in London have been setting up the complex projection mapping visuals throughout the exhibition. ACMI’s design team collaborated with artist Miranda Moreira and Impress to create some large works for our public spaces.