Sue Ford Moving Image Collection

Australia, c. 1970-2001

Still from 'Time changes', 1978

The Sue Ford Moving Image Collection contains the film and video work of Australian artist Sue Ford (1943–2009). The collection includes complete films made during the 1970s and 1980s, including Faces, Time changes and Egami, as well as an extensive archive of 8mm home movies, documentary footage, offcuts, and process-based experiments.

Sue Ford is one of Australia’s pre-eminent photographers and experimental filmmakers. Establishing her photographic practice in the late 1960s, she was the first woman photographer to hold a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1974. She was a key figure in Melbourne’s art scene throughout the 1970s, where she was involved with the Women’s Art Group alongside artists such as Bonita Ely and Micky Allan. After a time spent in Sydney where she was involved with the Sydney Filmmakers Cooperative, she became a founding member of the feminist film collective Reel Women in the late 1970s.

Most of her films were created during this period and she continued to make photographic and multimedia work throughout the 1990s and 2000s. Her work is held in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, and the National Gallery of Australia.

The Sue Ford Moving Image Collection has been generously donated to ACMI by the Sue Ford Archive, co-directed by her son, Ben Ford, and friend, Joy Hirst.

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Sue Ford

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c. 1970-2001

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Digital Art

Short films


2 times

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