Feature film from Australia. Thriller. Based on true events. On Queensland's Great Barrrier Reef, the crew of a stricken vessel is pursued by a great white shark.
Based on true events, this is a terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia. Stars Diana Glenn, Andy Rodereda, Maeve Dermody and Ben Oxenbould
Erika Diettes @ NAS : 14 May 2014. Art Forum
Erika Diettes lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia and is visiting Sydney as a guest of Head On Photo Festival in May. Her work, Sudarios, is exhibited in St Canice Church, Elizabeth Bay 12 May—8 June. Sudarios is a wrenching series of portraits of witnesses to massacres committed during the Colombian armed conflict. Printed on silk, these portraits tell the stories of twenty grief-stricken victims who, as part of their torture, were forced to watch unspeakable violence perpetrated against their loved ones and were left alive as witnesses. Sudarios is a portrait of the irreparable harm which violence leaves in people’s lives. In her Art Forum lecture Erika speaks about Sudarios and contextualises it in her art practice using photography to explore memory, pain, absence and death.
Susan Norrie @ NAS. 7 May 2014. Art Forum
Susan Norrie is a renowned Sydney-based artist whose practice has encompassed a range of media from painting, sculpture and installation to photography and high-quality digital video. Susan’s work Spectre (2013), filmed in Japan, is part of the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize (2014) at the NAS Gallery. In the last 20 years Norrie has developed a practice that uses art as a tool for political commentary. She has focused on the Asia Pacific region with specific emphasis on the environmental and humanitarian disasters that have irrevocably impacted the lives of people who live here. Norrie’s videos are predominantly metaphoric, combining art, documentary and film.
Tim Johnson @ NAS. Art Forum
Respected Sydney artist Tim Johnson, has long been at the forefront of contemporary art in Australia. His work encompasses a range of media from painting to performance art, live music, photography and newer technologies, and is important in the debate of post modern cross-cultural references and appropriation, as well as discussions about Australia’s interconnection with Asia and Eastern philosophy in comparison to our Western heritage. Johnson speaks about his conceptual practice and his spiritual and cultural immersion in a world of styles from various cultures which he infuses into his own unique artistic language. Tim Johnson won the Redlands Art Prize in 1999, and in 2014 he was invited back as Guest Curator.