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memory grid archive 2006

Interactive Exhibition Space > Free Entry

Just as we keep photo albums of important images from our lives, the moving image is a powerful way to record our memories. For the Memory Grid, ACMI has collected over 100 hours of film that record the unique stories of everyday people and places.

Some selected films are personal and nostalgic, while others are powerfully political. Lots can only be seen here, having screened just once on community television or at a student screening. As well as a wealth of imaginative animated short films, the Memory Grid also includes a selection of rarely-exhibited interactive works.

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a woman's tale

This collection of Digital Stories includes works created in a twelve-month long project by a very diverse group of women.

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MAP road trip: the goldfields

This MAP road trip destination is the historic Goldfields area: from Bendigo and Ballarat to tiny Goldsborough and old Ararat.

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MAP road trip: great ocean road

Visit the Great Ocean Road to see Christos the poetry-spouting Cray fisherman at Lorne pier, or meet the gloworm guy on a dark Otway night.

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the aftrs effect

Showcased works include outstanding early films from many great Australian filmmakers, including Jane Campion, Andrew Lancaster and Sue Brooks.

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women's qesa: stories from sudan

Women from North and South Sudan recount their experience of war, migration and settlement in Australia.

Open Daily (ground floor) 10am - 5pm