Exemplary Works Collection



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A body of exemplary moving image work, comprising the work of video and film artists, that has been acquired for exhibition and collection within the centre at Federation Square. This collection consists of around 500 titles and represent both established and emerging artists, from both Australia and overseas. The focus here is on important artistic works, as expressed through the moving image, in film, digital and analog formats.

A body of exemplary moving image work, mostly comprising the work of video and film artists. These works traverse short narrative and experimental film, documentary, video art, music video, interactive and installation works, and are intended for a myriad of uses within the screen gallery, screen lounge and public spaces at ACMI. Many of the artists represented in the collection work across film, video, moving image installation, interactive, gaming and new media works and have received worldwide acclaim. As well as the artists of international renown, the collection also includes emerging artists. The range of artists covered in this collection include local emeging artists like Amiel Courtin-Wilson, established Australian film-makers like Adam Elliot, international video artists like Sadie Benning, and film artists like Len Lye. The formats used range from film to analog and digital formats.


Adam Elliot; Amiel Courtin-Wilson; Len Lye; Sadie Benning

Art - Installation; Art - Modern; Documentary; Experimental films; Moving Image; Video Art

Computer games; Documentaries; Experimental films; Interactive art; Interactive multimedia; Media installations; Short Films; Video Art; Video clips; Visual arts

Modern Art

Movie film; Video recordings

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