Stop(the)Gap: International Indigenous art in motion

24 February – 21 April 2011

Some of the most provocative and illuminating moving image work today is being created by Indigenous new media artists – yet there has been no major international focus on this work until now.

Stop(the)Gap is a major international Indigenous moving image project, developed for the 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival in partnership with the Samstag Museum of Art. Curator Brenda L Croft brings together recent works by renowned Indigenous artists from Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Canada and the USA, to challenge global preconceptions of contemporary international Indigenous expression.

Stop(the)Gap explores the fertile ground between cinema and the visual arts. The exhibition is accompanied by a complementary program of: moving image exhibitions, film screenings, outdoor projections and forums, presented across various Adelaide venues.

For Stop(the)Gap the Samstag Museum of Art will premiere a new work by celebrated Aboriginal filmmaker, Warwick Thornton (Australia), commissioned through the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund, and will also feature works by Rebecca Belmore and Dana Claxton (Canada), Alan Michelson (USA), Nova Paul and Lisa Reihana (Aotearoa/NZ).

Media release (PDF file, 155kb) (opens in a new window)

Exhibtion catalogue (PDF file, 988kb) (opens in a new window)

Education resource (PDF file, 1.5mb) (opens in a new window)

Stop(the)Gap exhibition (YouTube video) (opens in a new window)

Curator and artist talk (MP4, file) (opens in a new window)

Official launch, Hetti Perkins (MP4, file) (opens in a new window)

Interviews with selected curators and artists, Radio National (audio) (opens in a new window)

Warwick Thornton interview (audio) (opens in a new window)

Arts SA, Government of South AustraliaBigPond Adelaide Film FestivalAustralia Council for the Arts, Australian GovernmentHelpmann Academy 

United States of America Consulate  ComeOut Festival 2011 The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney Scarlett Pictures University of South Australia