big eye 2An exhibition of the moving image, including stop-motion, 3D and other animation techniques, Big Eye showcases Aboriginal animations from Australia and Canada in a unique cross-tribal exchange of ideas and world views.

Aboriginal Australian screen artists use digital storytelling techniques to bring cultural knowledge and contemporary exploration of country to the fore, with an original and distinctive voice.

Big Eye builds on its 2008 debut screening in Darwin, featuring prominent Aboriginal Australian artists to now include works by Aboriginal Canadian Animators and Artists.

Featuring fom Canada: Dark Thunder Productions, Raven Tales, Skawennati Tricia Fragnito & AbTech, Rabbit and Bear Paws and The Healthy Aboriginal Network; and from Australia: Frank Mcleod & Aboriginal Nations, Aroha Groves, Christine Peacock & Rebekah Pitt & John Graham, the Gunbalanya Community & Gozer Media, and artist/curator Jenny Fraser.

Exhibition Design by Lubi Thomas, QUT.

The opening celebration at QUT was Monday 28th April and showed until until May 15th 2009 at 'the block' gallery, then screened outdoors at Parer Place until 31st May.

* toured to Pinnacles Gallery in Townsville from June 20, 2009. (image: Dancers at the opening.)

* and MoFO Project Gallery, Cairns - as part of the on edge festival opening at MoFO Gallery July 3 with performances by: Evolution Control Committee (USA), Zane Saunders, Tape Deck Kid & guests, until July 18th.... (image: Zane Saunders opening performance)

and a Public Screening on the Esplanade in Cairns on Friday July 17, 2009, as part of LAPS: Live Art in Public Spaces

* then back to Brisbane for the Colourise Festival, NAIDOC at Musgrave Park July 10, 2009, screening 10am -> 4pm

* and also a weeks screening at the Queensland Museum, South Brisbane, in July 2009

* screening for BLACK HISTORY MONTH presented in collaboration with Colourise Festival at the BCC library, Brisbane Square, Tiered Theatrette, August 23, 2010

* Dogwood Crossing at Miles; March 1 - 31, 2011, in conjunction with Murilla Community Centre "Live it Now!" Miles & District Youth Multimedia Festival

* at Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland, June 24 - August 14, 2011

* at Logan Art Gallery South East Queensland, June 29 - Aug 6, 2011

* at the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery, Queensland, July 14 - August 20, 2011


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