Final exhibition for 2023 - Between the Details: Video Art from the ACMI Collection

21 Nov 2023
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We welcome you to experience our final exhibition of 2023, Between the Details: Video Art from the ACMI Collection.

This exhibition celebrates the Australian Centre for the Moving Image’s (ACMI’s) vibrant collecting and commissioning program, showcasing moving image artworks by six Australian artists. 

Mayor, Councillor Carli Lange, encourages locals and visitors to visit the exhibition in celebration of Manningham’s cultural heritage.

“We’ve enjoyed stellar displays from highly coveted artists at the Manningham Art Gallery this year,” Cr Lange said.

“This final exhibition embraces our commitment to the arts, as we honour and celebrate Manningham’s cultural heritage. 

At Manningham, we understand and value the importance and positive impact the arts can make to our health and overall wellbeing. The arts are a great way to stay connected with your community,” Cr Lange said.

The prestigious program continues to celebrate First Nations’ rich cultural heritage and features works by six renowned Australian artists.

Ngura Pukulpa - Happy Place by Kaylene Whiskey - Yankunytjatjara artist 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 - A guide for surviving contemporary life through the lens of martial arts films.

The Gods of Tiny Things by Deborah Kelly - The 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 - 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 - In this 360-degree video experience, Christian 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.  Open Thursday 1 and Friday 2 February 2024 at MC Square Community Centre, Doncaster. 

Between the Details: Video Art from the ACMI Collection will be on display from Saturday 21 October 2023 to Saturday 4 February 2024 at the Manningham Art Gallery in Doncaster.

See the full program here - Between the Details: Video Art from the ACMI Collection

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.

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