ARTillery is an initiative of Amnesty International Australia, run by young volunteer activists. It began in 2008 as a one day festival in Perth and expanded in 2010 to a ten day festival in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane. I was asked to come along and film each of the events in Perth and create some videos conveying some of the ideas messages and fun from each event. I had helped out with ARTillery last year creating a typographic animation for their spoken word night. This years festival was bigger and better then the last with lots of great people helping out and putting on some great events including; The MasterPEACE Exhibition, RISK art show and the Spoken Word Night. Also a big thanks to all my other camera op’s who helped out getting all the great footage at each event; Cameron Hill, Emily Menzies and Isobel Gee.
For more information please check out artilleryfestival.com and I hope you enjoy the videos.
MasterPEACE exhibition has evolved from a straight up art exhibition to an interactive and innovative visual exploration of the stories behind the Individuals at Risk campaign. Watch MasterPEACE creation before your very eyes, as for the first time three of our artists paint, sculpt or sketch their human rights messages as part of the exhibition’s new live art component. Many other finished works will also be on display, portraying artists’ perspectives on the issues surrounding the Individuals at Risk campaign. Attending to your sense of hearing will be acoustic sets from Amanda Merdzan and Moustache.
Risk is Perth’s first and newest ARTillery event, delivering a multidisciplinary spectacular at Fremantle’s Bohemia Outdoor Cinema. An ensemble of Perth’s most exciting actors, musicians, dancers, visual artists and more will rehearse under the direction of Kathryn Osborne, The Duck House company director, over three intensive sessions. Come and witness the results and what promises to be a mesmerizing production that defies the boundaries of genre and speaks out against the injustices faced by Individuals at Risk. Stick around after for ‘Bohemia Bliss’ – the official launch party of ARTillery Perth for 2011, in conjunction with Voice Promotions. Local favourites Stillwater Giants, The Shallows, and Rachel and Henry Climb a Hill will be responding to the stories of Individuals at Risk throughout their sets.