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International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival 2020

Presented by The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre, the International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival is a biennial event that celebrates the creation of Video Art and places special emphasis on innovative and ground-breaking artworks.

Video Art during and after the pandemic, is this year’s theme of the International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival, to be held from 6 November – 6 December 2020, at The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre, Mount Gambier, South Australia.

Our 2020 program will include an exhibition, live telematic event, online screening, and workshops. We anticipate that the Festival will become a truly shared artistic space and international story-telling of solidarity and community well-being.

           
   
       

The programming of the International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival 2020 is conceptually divided between an Open Call selection and a curated selection.

For the curated selection, Festival Curator Dr. Melentie Pandilovski invited selected artists to create new work that responded to the theme of ‘video art during and after the pandemic’ – specifically for this festival. For the Open Call, entrants submitted one original work produced in the period from January 2020 to August 2020 responding to the theme. From more than 1800 Open Call entries, 29 videos that explored isolation, fear, new cycles, repetition and boredom in different ways across the globe were selected.

We are especially pleased to present video artworks from our region, including Luke Pellen (Mount Gambier), John Baseley (Mount Gambier) and Mostyn Jacob (Mount Gambier).


WINNERS:

Winners of the International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival 2020, awarded at the opening event on Friday 6 November are:

Grand Prize $3,000
Cynthia Schwertsik ‘Double Check #31’

Best Limestone Coast Based Video Art $1,500
John Baseley ‘Virus – Obey the New Normal’

Best Limestone Coast Based Video Art for young up-and-coming artists (under 26 years) $1,500
Mostyn Jacob ‘Floating Through the Metaverse’

There were also 3 Highly Commended works:
Saroosh Ali ‘Endless’
Arnaud Laffond ‘Stay Home’
Daphna Mero ‘Can you count to 100?’


FESTIVAL SELECTION PANEL:

Simon Biggs – New media artist, writer and curator; Director, South Australian School of Art
CJ Taylor – Australian visual artist working at the nexus of photography and cinema
Merilyn de Nys – Arts & Culture Leader, Country Arts SA
Melentie Pandilovski – Director, The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre
Serena Wong – Arts, Culture & Development Officer, The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre
Melissa Horton – Limestone Coast based digital media artist

For additional information/questions please contact:
Serena Wong – Arts, Culture & Development Officer
swong@mountgambier.sa.gov.au

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