We’ve opened our final exhibition for the year!
Showcasing moving image artworks by Australian artists, this exhibition celebrates ACMI’s vibrant collecting and commissioning program.
Come and see the exciting new works at Manningham Art Gallery, Doncaster. Open until February 2024.
Ngura Pukulpa - Happy Place by Kaylene Whiskey
Yankunytjatjara artist Kaylene Whiskey envisions a world where pop culture collides with traditional Anangu culture.
Analects of Kung Phu: Book 1, The 69 Dialogues between the Lamp and the Shadow by Jason Phu
Jason Phu presents us with a guide for surviving contemporary life through the lens of martial arts films.
The Gods of Tiny Things by Deborah Kelly
Deborah Kelly’s kaleidoscopic video unleashes a vivid collage of animated figures and landscapes cut free from the pages of old magazines and encyclopedias to explore the threats of extinction and the climate crisis, the tolls of colonialism, and the global political shift to the right.
The Beehive by Zanny Begg
The Beehive is a non-linear experimental documentary exploring the unsolved murder of Sydney anti-development campaigner Juanita Nielsen.
Gaps by David Rosetzky
Gaps embodies Rosetzky’s ongoing exploration of personal identity and the relationship – or ‘gaps’ – between self and other through speech, movement and dance.
Bayi Gardiya - Singing Desert by Dr Christian Thompson AO
Open on Thursday 1 February and Friday 2 February 2024 from 10.00am to 2.00pm at Doncaster Library. To experience this 360-degree work, please visit the Creative Lab located on the mezzanine floor of Doncaster Library, accessible via the lift in the junior area. There will be a staff member there to assist. Suitable for all ages.
In this 360-degree video experience, Christian Thompson invites audiences to walk through the landscape of his childhood where they witness a simple yet profound aesthetic gesture of the artist singing in his traditional Bidjara language, a recognised lost language.
Photo caption: Kaylene Whiskey, Ngura Pukulpa – Happy Place, 2021. Between the Details: Video Art from the ACMI Collection. Image courtesy of Kaylene Whiskey and Iwantja Arts.
Photo: Max Mackinnon
An ACMI touring exhibition
The works in this exhibition are commissioned by ACMI, Artbank, Bundanon Trust, Carriageworks, City of Melbourne, Melbourne Art Foundation, Professor Cav. Simon Mordant AO and Catriona Mordant AM, John Allsopp (Web Directions) and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts.