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Man takes a photo of illuminated Flinders Street Station during White Night festival "The Photographer's Lament (Part II)" by Flickr user Scott Cresswell used under Creative Commons attribution 2.0 license
  • Projection Art

    Projection of light and shadow can transform a place.

    Melbourne celebrates projection art at Gertrude Street Projection Festival each July. Artists light up the night; their work is projected on to buildings, footpaths and shop windows and changes the way we see these everyday places.

    Watch a set of videos and answer the questions to find out more about projection art:

    Download the resource worksheet [doc]


     

    Greyspace - The Hawker’s Song

    Questions:

    • What are some of the positive outcomes of the The Hawker’s Song?
    • In what ways can people express themselves, their identity, their story, their background and their history using projection art?

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    Yandell Walton - From All Over

    Questions:

    • Why do artists project images in public places?
    • In what ways could the location dictate the method of projection used and the final creation?

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    Activities

    Explore

    Browse the Gertrude Street Projection Festival website and watch the Highlights Reel from the latest festival. What are the aims of the festival?

    Create

    Plan a piece of projection art for a chosen location. Be thoughtful about the relationship between what you are projecting and the place in which you are projecting it.

    Download the resource worksheet [doc]

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    About ACMI Education

    Screen and digital literacy play a critical role in empowering the creative and learning capacity of young people. At the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), we’re inspiring a new generation of moving image makers.

    Our Education team delivers unique, curriculum-focused programs for students and teachers, including film screenings, talks, workshops and exhibition tours. Programs outlined are conducted within our cinemas, studios and exhibition spaces, including our permanent exhibition Screen Worlds, and the Australian Mediatheque.

    Visit the ACMI Education Page for information on programs and learning resources.

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