Past Present Future #21stcenturyart-making

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David M. Thomas, I’m quite sure I don’t understand the question, 2008, DVD - pal digital video, 5 mins

Past Present Future #21stcenturyart-making


This exhibition highlights the evolving use of moving images within the art world.  From the early 1970s works by cutting edge experimental makers through to the current crop of digital artists, these works push into the realms of moving images, stills, sounds and digital imagery - highlighting making art through to the now common use of film, both video and digital, and the manipulation of it. 

As noted by the New Media Institute in New York, …" New media evolves and morphs continuously. What it will be tomorrow is virtually unpredictable for most of us, but we do know that it will continue to evolve in fast and furious ways"…



Join artist David M. Thomas and Filmmaker Suzanne Howard for a master class in "Approaches to Video Art" to be held in Gladstone and Lake Awoonga on March 27–30.

During the 3 day master class, David M. Thomas and Suzanne Howard will demonstrate their methods of generating ideas and approaches to making video art. Here, participants will get hands-on experience working with the artists in creating a new work. 

David is respected new media artist, renowned for his cutting edge multimedia work that pushes boundaries, as you can see in the still from his 2008 video, 'I'm quite sure I don’t understand the question.'

David and Suzanne will also motivate participants to produce their own works through a series of specially devised exercises and collaborative activities.

All works generated during the master class will be considered for inclusion in a public presentation to be held 5.30pm, Friday 11 April, at the official launch of the co-inciding exhibition Past Present Future #21stcenturyart-making, organised in conjunction with Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, 21 March - 24 May 2014.

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

All are invited to brainstorm with Mr Thomas and Ms Howard, during a workshop preview and floor talk event at the Gallery & Museum, from 11am, Saturday March 22.

For bookings and further information, please phone 4976 6766 or email


DMT TEASER from David Thomas on Vimeo.

The exhibition and master class are supported by the Lake Awoonga Dam Alliance's Lake Awoonga Immersion Fund and by Stage & Audio, Event Solutions.
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