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Academy Gallery | Cinematic


The curatorial premise for Cinematic was structured on a dialogue between artist’s about film, and the use of a filmic sensibility within a visual art context.

Start Date

May 18, 2020 9:00 am


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Ilona Schneider, Mt. Paris Dam, 2016, giclee print, 100 x 137cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Image credit: Ilona Schneider, Mt. Paris Dam, 2016, giclee print, 100 x 137cm. Courtesy of the artist.


Curator: Ashley Bird

In the darkened cinema, screen culture has danced with art practice, making the gathered experience of seeing any movie transform into a motion picture gallery displaying the art of shared memories.

The vision behind Cinematic was to bring together Tasmanian based artists that I had a dialogue with about film, or whom engage with cinema in their visual art practice. Through the unique crossover between the School of Creative Arts and Media at Inveresk and the dedication to film from the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival I was given the opportunity to respond to my own love of film and art in this way. From the whimsical and unique narrative and animation style of Felix Colgrave and Michael Linhart to the poetic cinephotographic works of Troy Ruffels and Justin McShane Cinematic hopes to be a film framed window into the influence of film on art and a celebration of the 10th anniversary of BOFA.

To view the artists please visit Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA)

Ashley Bird is a PhD candidate in the School of Creative Arts and Media, College of Arts, Law and Education, University of Tasmania, Launceston.

Cinematic is part of the Academy Gallery Launceston NOW Program. Launceston NOW aims to promote the artwork by Launceston established and emerging artists. Ashley Bird is supported by the Academy Gallery Ignition Program. The Academy Gallery Ignition Program aims to encourage and support emerging contemporary curatorial practice in Launceston.

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

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