I was commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria to create moving image content for the 2015 Melbourne Winter Masterpeices exhibition.
The project involved going to St Petersburg in Russia to film the Hermitage. An amazing experience to say the least.
Benjamin Walbrook did a stellar job organising logistics and managing the shooting schedule. Allowing me to roam the empty galleries - riding a dolly whilst using a camera gimbal.
All my gratitude to the NGV, Daria Asmolova, Vita Kvasnikova, Roma Prokoshin and all the staff from the Hermitage who helped.
Bellow is more information about the exhibition sourced from the NGV website.
Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great showcases one of the world’s greatest art collections. Featuring works by artists including Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez and Van Dyck, the exhibition offers a dazzling array of works including the finest group of Dutch and Flemish art to come to Australia.
This exclusive Melbourne exhibition will also highlight the innovation and vision of Catherine the Great, whose inexhaustible passion for education, the arts and culture heralded a period of enlightenment in the region. The extraordinary works sourced and commissioned by Catherine during her thirty-four year reign, created the foundations for the Hermitage today – considered to be one of the world’s greatest treasure houses of art and decorative arts.
The exhibition will offer audiences an immersive experience, recreating the rich atmosphere of the Hermitage to showcase these exquisite works.
A collection of reconnaissance images taken during preproduction.
The TVC and cinema advertisement made for the exhibition.