2004 australian culture now: a spectacular survey of work at the edge of cultural practice

2004: australian culture now

marcus lyall slow service
Image: Marcus Lyall Slow Service

ACMI and the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) join forces for the first time to present an unprecedented landmark national survey of the work at the edge of current artistic practice at Federation Square.

Unmatched in its scale and spanning the breadth of visual culture, 2004 includes the latest film, video, television, painting, networked media, sculpture, installation, photography, craft, design and fashion. This major exhibition showcases new work by more than 130 leading and emerging Australian artists. The extensive program of events, exhibitions, talks and screenings as part of 2004 are complemented by a pioneering online exhibition of networked media, a series of specially commissioned ARTV short films screened on SBS, and a major publication.

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2004 screen gallery   screen gallery
The works selected for the Screen Gallery in 2004 include video, multimedia, interactive works and bio-cybernetic installations
2004 networked   networked
The Networked program features major installations, an interactive zone, a site lounge in the Screen Gallery, Live Events and Online Forums.
artv   artv
Sixteen of Australia's finest contemporary artists rethink the language of moving image and the rhythms of television programming by creating works specifically for the television screen.

2004 cinema program: focus on

2004 cinema program: focus on

This Sunday afternoon screening and chat series focuses on the visionary practice of six contemporary Australian moving image makers.

2004 networked special events

2004 networked special events

Networked live performance events that can be experienced in real and virtual spaces.

2004 public imaging

2004 public imaging

A curated program of silent cinema on over thirty screens throughout ACMI.

2004 screen gallery talks

2004 screen gallery talks

Join the curators and artists for a series of talks in the Screen Gallery on the exhibition 2004: Australian Culture Now.

Tuesday 8 June 2004 - Sunday 12 September 2004
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Principal Sponsor

   ernst & young logo


Exhibition Partner

   john mccaughey logo


Support Sponsors

       macquarie bank logo         sofitel logo       federation square logo       xenon logo       

   taylor made designs logo


       australia council logo

This project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body

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