What's behind the hoardings?
Yes, there's clearly secret stuff going on at ACMI, but what exactly?
Concept for ACMI's new Video Garden
In 2007 we announced plans to introduce a major new gallery space on our ground floor as part of a significant expansion of our programming offer. This included a new permanent, free exhibition, charting the journey of the moving image over more than a century - its past, present and future.
This exciting new gallery, a world first in terms of design and content, is currently being constructed behind the ground floor hoardings. And we're not just talking some dinky little space - the new gallery is equal to, if not a smidgeon bigger than, our cavernous Screen Gallery, which hosts our major exhibitions.
You can read more about the gallery and exhibition here, including a video interview with our gallery designer, Ab Rogers.
As part of our redevelopment, we've explored ways to enliven our Fed Square exterior and the solution is pretty amazing. Behind the hoardings on Flinders Street we're introducing a whole new visitor experience, creating an external art space that will encourage fun, spontaneous and exciting engagement with the moving image.
Envisaged as a democratic art space, the ACMI Video Garden will feature interactive works from prominent and emerging artists. Creative and technology-driven, the Video Garden will be an active destination, inspiring visitors to engage with the moving image in fresh ways.
The hoardings will come down in September, revealing a whole new world of the moving image at ACMI. And we can't wait.
Published Monday, 3 August 2009