movie day: Leaven by Gaia Alari

Short film in clay animation designed and directed by one person only.
It is an experimental animation that explores the role of women within a traditional family (symbolic), and how self sacrifice is accepted and considered a duty for a woman by those who surround her.

Design, animation and direction: Gaia Alari

Music by Alessandro Scarlatti

movie day: Act VII Revelation (Pippin Drysdale and Warrick Palmateer)

Act VII ‘Revelation’ is the final act of a seven part series, created by film maker Matthew Bettinaglio, that explores Palmateer’s collaboration with Western Australian brick manufacturer, Brikmakers, as he builds the Meridian Arc series, 2018′. Act VII reveals the culmination of the making process by documenting the successful firing of 2 vessels for the Meridian Arc Series in one of Brikmakers 170 metre tunnel kilns. Act VII ‘Revelation’ forms part of the exhibition titled “Confluence”.

Confluence brings together the ceramic artworks of Pippin Drysdale and Warrick Palmateer, exploring their unique collaboration and showcasing distinctive new bodies of work from each artist.

Confluence is on show at the John Curtin Gallery from 28 September to 2 December 2018.

movie day: Kumbharwaada | A film on Pottery | Gujarat

Kumbharwada. Potter hood.
This video is a tribute to the craft of pottery. It wishes to celebrate the potters, their lives, their homes, their ethics, their family ties and mostly their art.
According to them, they are among the last few generations of potters in India. They learnt their art from their elders but believe that their children will have a better future without the hardwork that they themselves do.
Making clay pots is a time consuming and tiring process, they say, with smiles on their faces.