Illuminating the Wilderness (2018)
Australian debut of a new film by Project Art Works
Illuminating The Wilderness is a new film by Project Art Works conceived and directed by Kate Adams and Tim Corrigan. This work was filmed in a remote corner of Scotland by filmmaker Ben Rivers and Margaret Salmon and follows neurodiverse artists and makers, families and carers as they interact with nature and each other.
Shot from multiple viewpoints, this unscripted film reveals the joys and challenges experienced by this community away from the everyday social, practical and attitudinal barriers they ordinarily face.
The remote Scottish landscape provides a unique canvas for this group to revel in freedom of expression and belonging, making this a tender and humorous journey for participant and viewer alike.
Project Art Works will also be hosting a drawing workshop to complement this film, inviting groups with complex support needs to contribute to a large collaborative and immersive installation. This installation will be on display from Saturday 5 to Monday 7 October in our National Centre for Creative Learning on Level 3.
Director: Kate Adams and Tim Corrigan
Recommended rating: G
Duration: 40 minutes
Illuminating the Wilderness is free and open for drop-in daily viewing between 11am–3pm between Saturday 28 September and Monday 7 October, and between 1.30–3pm on 30 September. The film will be on loop during viewing hours.
About this film
This event is part of the Art is for Everyone weekend, a free 2-day celebration of access and inclusion, and is presented in partnership with the The Big Anxiety, Australia’s largest mental health event.
The film is being shown as part of the EXPLORERS project, a 3-year program of art and conversation led by Project Art Works in partnership with cultural organisations across the UK and in Australia.
The EXPLORERS project is supported by the Arts Council Ambition for Excellence Programme and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
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