Melbourne Now celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex creative landscape of Melbourne.
This ambitious and far-reaching exhibition across The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and NGV International presents the various ways in which visual artists and creative practitioners profoundly contribute to the society in which we live, and to Melbourne as a city with a unique and dynamic cultural identity.
Being given the opportunity to film an extensive array of artwork, alongside visiting artist studios to document the making of work was a momentous but extremely rewarding task. Hundreds of hours of video alongside tens of thousands of frames worth of of short and long term time lapse setups were required, in order to capture the breadth of an amazing exhibition.
FEATURED WORK MURRU (EXCERPT) Song Burning Inside - Sung by Harry Hookey
Murru - a one hour concert including the talents of John Bennett, Shellie Morris, Emma Donovan, Archie Roach, Lucky Oceans, Harry Hookey, Bill Chambers, The Last Kinection, Trevor Jamieson and David Hyams – is the result of over two and a half years of music workshops in the Roebourne Regional Prison and the community. Throughout 2013 professional musicians and singer/songwriters were invited to collaborate on song-writing with prisoners and community members to write and record tracks for Murru.
One hour of filmed and animated content was made for the custom ultra widescreen project.