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Light moves: Contemporary Australian Video Art


Exhibition Opening: 2 Sep 5.30pm - 7pm, Exhibition Opens: 3 Sep 1pm

Start Date

Sept 2, 2016 5:30 pm

End Date

Oct 30, 2016 3:00 pm


Academy Gallery, Inveresk

Light moves: Contemporary Australian Video Art

Light moves: Contemporary Australian Video Art

Exhibition opening guest speaker: The Hon. Peter Gutwein, MP, Treasurer, Minister for Planning and Local Government, Liberal Member for Bass
Exhibition opening: 5.30pm - 7pm Friday 2 September
Exhibition dates: Saturday 3 September - Sunday 30 October

The National Gallery of Australia is delighted to present Light moves: Contemporary Australian Video Art, a major travelling exhibition of new media work by some of Australia’s leading artists. Light moves presents seven works by contemporary Australian artists which explore the possibilities of the body in video. Each work is an example of great storytelling, made by the leading proponents of the video form in Australia.

Drawing on work acquired recently for the National Collection, Light moves provides a neat and highly accessible survey of contemporary video practice in this country. As well as being deeply engaging, the experience of this work is also contemplative. Light moves includes projected and screen-based works which show the body performing in a range of real and imagined spaces. Each work engages viewers in a rumination on the place and significance of real bodies in a contemporary world defined by digitisation and the increased commodification of movement.

NGA is proud to have developed this exhibition for a substantial national tour, which includes ten venues in all states and territories following its presentation at NGA.

As NGA Director Dr Gerard Vaughan AM said: ‘Light moves demonstrates NGA’s commitment both to celebrating the work of contemporary Australian artists and also to creating audiences for their work throughout Australia. Visitors will be mesmerised by the exhibition’s images of bodies moving through space, and also by the diversity of work by Australian artists of the highest calibre.’

Light moves includes work by Daniel Crooks, Hayden Fowler, Shaun Gladwell, Gabriella and Silvana Mangano, David Rosetzky, Julie Rrap and Christian Thompson, each of whom has developed an international profile for their work. The presentation of work by these prominent artists is accompanied by an exciting program of significant video art from the NGA Collection available for screening at each venue.

Light moves is presented in partnership with the National Gallery of Australia as part of the Academy Gallery National Touring Program.

Weekend Viewings:
: The exhibition is open 1 - 3pm Saturday
NOTE: Special final viewing 1 - 3pm Sunday 30 October with Academy Gallery drinks and nibble provided!

FREE Admission

Image credit: David Rosetzky, Half Brother, 2013, single channel HD digital video, sound, duration 10 minutes 9 seconds. Collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

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