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My Favourite Film


An exhibition that explores connections between people and film.

Start Date

20 May 2019 9:00 am

End Date

7 Jun 2019 5:00 pm


Academy Gallery, Inveresk

Image credit: Tyra Hutchens, Henry, 2019, oil on linen, 40 x 40cm. Photographer: Malcolm Cross. Tyra Hutchens is represented by Fox Galleries, Collingwood, Victoria.

Exhibition guest opening speaker: Professor Jane Long, Provost, University of Tasmania
Exhibition opening: 6 to 8pm Friday 17 May
Exhibition dates: 20 May to 7 June
Exhibition artists: John MacPherson Bissland, Anna Carew, Robert Clarke, Peta Cook, Scott Cunningham, Mark Dewsbury, Vicki Dewsbury, Jennifer Dickens, Emily Dimozantos, Franck Dubuc, Phil Edwards, Joanne Faulkner, Tyra Hutchens, Philip Kuruvita, Samantha Kuruvita, Trevor Leonard, Ben Miller, Bruce Moyle, Troy Ruffels, Agnieszka Sikorska-Meikle, Mehrangiz Modarres Tabatabaei, Janez Zagoda
Exhibition curator: Dr. Malcom Bywaters

Australians very early on grasped a love for all things cinematic, with our first home grown and produced black and white movie etching the now blurring image of a falling Ned Kelly in our national memory. With the onslaught of wars, financial and environmental crises we have continued as a nation to watch and be mesmerised by the world of film. There is a wonderful communal sensitivity to sitting in a semi darkened room, and becoming transfixed by the moving visual, imaginary or factual of other worlds, distant places, times and emotions. My favourite film aims to explore connections between people and film, as well as the range of experience that cinema encapsulates from joy, humour, comfort and intimacy to grief, sadness and sorrow. The exhibition will investigate all things cinema, everything from rolling the ‘jaffas’ down the aisle; the music soundtrack that brings back long hidden memories and the seminal ‘flicks’ that trigger reminders and recollections of our childhood, the teenage years and other significant life moments as we grow older. Even with our high-tech world of immediate gratification screen time, we are still fascinated and drawn to the moving image. My favourite film presents a varied creative interpretation of the imagery that has forged and influenced our personal determinants and, in the process, gives credence to what is real and filmic within our inner scene. The exhibition includes all media, painting, video, photography, drawing, sculpture and installation.

Presented in partnership with the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BoFA) Film Festival – Launceston.

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Image credit: Tyra Hutchens, Henry, 2019, oil on linen, 40 x 40cm. Photographer: Malcolm Cross. Tyra Hutchens is represented by Fox Galleries, Collingwood, Victoria.

The Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania wishes to acknowledge the traditional owners, the palawa people and custodians of the land upon which this campus was built.

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*Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Academy of the Arts, Inveresk, Launceston
University of Tasmania

Free Admission

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