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Title Artscape: The Living Artist / Director: O'Clery, Cian
Published Australia : ABC, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (26 min. 55 sec.) ; 159126940 bytes
Summary *Coarse Language*Insightful, entertaining, and a little tongue in cheek, The Living Artist is the story of what happens when a lucrative arts prize is offered in a small community, the same community from which the money will also be raised. And what happens when the artists all know each other and the judges know all the artists - how can the process be fair, balanced and focused?Prue Acton, ex-fashion icon and now painter living and working in the Bega Valley in regional NSW, founded The Living Artist Project, a scholarship to be given to a local emerging artist. The applicants range from a 40-something ex-alcoholic to a single mother of four to a 27-year-old art school graduate. The artwork itself is also wide-ranging and includes video art, basketry and printmaking, making the judging decisions tough. The judges must not only set aside their preferences in relation to the art forms but also their personal opinions of the applicants.The documentary follows the stories of four of the local artists as they vie for the coveted prize amongst competition rumours, personal dislikes and self doubts. Tensions rise and the pressure mounts as judgment day looms..
Event Broadcast 2010-02-09 at 22:00:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Art auctions.
Art -- Competitions.
Art -- Exhibitions.
Arts -- Scholarships, fellowships, etc.
Fund raising.
New South Wales -- Bega Valley Shire.
Form Streaming video
Author Acton, Prue, contributor
Cameron, Craig, contributor
Eber, Kate, contributor
Green, Eryca, contributor
Hunt, Penny, contributor
Jones, Matt, contributor
Le Grand, Michael, contributor
Mallinson, Jen, contributor
Moorhead, Tim, contributor
O'Clery, Cian, director
O'Clery, Karen, contributor
Pirie, Danielle, contributor
Riese, Tanja, contributor