Approaches to Video Art

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David M. Thomas and Suzanne Howard, pictured in front of the installation Dream Job at The Nation Portrait Gallery of Australia 2012. (Photograph: Mark Mohell)

Approaches to Video Art

Free weekend workshop with David M. Thomas & Suzanne Howard


Length: 3 days: March 27-28

Location: Lake Awoonga

Cost: FREE

Age group: 18+

Level: Beginner

Availability: Limited spaces, bookings essential phone 4976 6766 or email

What's provided: Everything is provided free; including transport to and from Lake Awoonga from the Gallery & Museum, all food, accommodation (including bedding) & hired camera equipment.

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 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.

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

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.

DMT TEASER from David Thomas on Vimeo.

What to bring?

Using the theme of happiness as a point of stimulation and provocation for the master class, participants are asked to bring still images, text, an object, sound or a moving image sequence of no more than a minute in duration to reflect their personal response to happiness. The material should be created or selected by first reflecting on one of the following questions:
What does it mean for me to be happy?
What makes me happy?
What makes us happy?
What might be obstacles to my or our happiness?

Also bring any special dietary requirements you may have.

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