This month, we celebrate some of the MATCH Lab and Plus1 campaigns that are currently live on the ACF. From circus training to arts journalism, augmented reality technology to live performance, there’s sure to be something to inspire and engage you.
- Martin and Friends: Enabling through Augmented Reality (AR) | Martin and Friends
- PROMISED LAND Short film version (Stage 1) | BLACK CANDY
- The Black Bag Trilogy Performance 02: Request Concert | Jane Longhurst
Artist Martin Edge and arts manager Pia Robinson are working together to transform Martin’s 2D painting practice into animations involving innovative, augmented reality technologies. Donations will contribute to the development of those technologies, as well as production costs to support a national tour of the exhibition, ‘Martin and Friends’. The project aspires to be an inclusive cultural experience for young people on the spectrum or with sensory processing sensitivities.
Angelo Raza, alias Black Candy, is an author and filmmaker. Through MATCH Lab, he is working on stage 1 of his film project, PROMISED LAND, an adventure comedy about a family’s journey from Madagascar to settle in Darwin, based on his 2019 book, Black Candy. Stage 1 incorporates production of a proof of concept and pitch package for the project, which the team will then use to expand the work into a feature length film in the future.
Jane Longhurst created The Black Bag Trilogy as a response to the epidemic of social isolation arising from the impact of COVID-19. Request Concert by Franz Xaver Kroetz is the second performance of the Trilogy – a silent monologue that offers a mesmerising portrait of loneliness as we glimpse the nightly domestic ritual of a solitary woman. Donations will support the theatre production costs for the performance, which is scheduled for August 2022 at Detached Gallery in Hobart.
- Circus! Together We Can | CircusWA
- Wollongong Conservatorium: Musical Futures | Wollongong Conservatorium of Music (WollCon)
- Double your InReview donation | The Australian Reviewers and Critics Fund
CircusWA is raising funds to support their three youth programs, empowering young people to develop creativity and strengthen their voices. All Abilities Training is a physical arts program focussed on young people with a disability, while the Young Artist & Youth Troupes empower young circus students to develop performance and physical theatre skills. CircusWA also partners with the Noongar led Champion Centre to deliver the Aboriginal Youth Development Program.
Wollongong Conservatorium of Music (WollCon) turns 50 in 2022. To celebrate, they are presenting a program of creative activities including performances, commissions, festivals and artist residencies. The program aims to provide opportunities for young musicians, community musicians, professional artists and audiences to come together and experience the joy of music.
Launched in 2021, InReview publishes free professional arts and culture journalism online, covering over 25 artforms. As well as reviews and commentary for the arts and cultural sector, InReview also works with the Helpmann Academy to mentor and train emerging arts reviewers. Through Plus1 they are encouraging donors to double the impact of their donation and support the ongoing editorial work of the InReview team.