​A special partnership which has produced major works of distinctive creative vision that explore the moving image in all its manifestations.


Photo: Jessica Clark

ART & MOVING IMAGE COMMISSIONS

The biennial Art & Moving Image commission by the Adelaide Film Festival, in partnership with the Samstag Museum of Art, supports the development and presentation of bold and innovative screen based works by artists and screen creators.

Established in 2007, this special partnership has produced major works of distinctive creative vision that explore the moving image in all its manifestations. To date five prominent Australian contemporary artists have been recognised through this partnership.

The major works produced as part of the Commission have premiered in the Samstag Museum and form an integral role in the Adelaide Film Festival program.

Past recipients include: Lynette Wallworth (2009), Warwick Thornton (2011), Daniel Crooks (2013) and Hossein Valamanesh (2015) and, in 2020, Soda_Jerk.

In addition to the Art & Moving Image Commissions, Samstag has partnered with the Adelaide Film Festival to present Trent Parke & Narelle Autio: The Summation of Force (2017) and Molly Reynolds & Rolf de Heer: The Waiting Room (2018).

 

Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, acknowledges the Kaurna people as traditional custodians of the land upon which the Museum stands.