Short Films

Makers: The Artists, their work, their lives
Episode 1

Features artists with works in the St John of God Murdoch Hospital Art Collection. In this Episode: From his cluttered studio at the University of Western Australia, to the unusual home he built in the Perth Hills, Hans Arkeveld talks about his work in the collection, emigrating from Holland as a child, and his father being forced to work for the Gestapo.

Created by the Artist’s Chronicle for St John of God Murdoch Hospital.

Help the Homeless Art Auction

The Starlight Hotel Choir in rehearsal for their performance at the Help the Homeless Art Auction.

Saturday 14 June, Fremantle Town Hall
Registrations from 3.30pm. Refreshments provided
Performance by the Starlight Hotel Choir 5pm
Auction 5.30pm. Phone bids available
RSVP Auction night Christine 0438 880 868, Roseanne 9440 0669 or

Artist’s Chronicle Short Films Episode 4

Chronodiver, one of 64 works in Castaways Sculpture Awards 2014 on Rockingham Foreshore until 2pm, Sunday 18 May, by Steph and Dan Moses who reveal the origins of their joint sculpture and life together.

Artist’s Chronicle Short Films Episode 3

MYRE Space Activation, Fremantle

Tracks the temporary retail development of the old Myer department store in Fremantle by Spacemarket prior to its development into a hotel and offices. The newly-named MYRE is now a creative hub of galleries and specialist outlets, and includes a café.

Castaways 2013

Artist interviews. Production Studio Kraze. Film courtesy the City of Rockingham.

2013 Castaways Sculpture Awards Interview — Susie Marwick

2013 Castaways Sculpture Awards Interview — Yuko Takahashi

UWA: A Global Nexus for 3D Art & Film Challenges in Second Life

Finnish Giant Slayer Stops Triple Defending Champion of the UWA Challenges

In a remarkable finish to the international 'Reflections' UWA Centenary 3D Art & Short Animated Film Challenges, the film 'Past|Beyond' by Vilvi Rae of Jyvaskyla, Finland managed to narrowly overcome triple defending champion Tutsy Navarathna (a Frenchman living in Pondicherry, India) to claim the 1st prize for the film challenges. Meanwhile in art, highly acclaimed Australian 3D artist Glyph Graves, a Sydney based geneticist and evolutionary biologist, broke through at last taking top spot, following a couple of near misses in previous years, with his intriguing work entitled 'I Thought I Hated Him'. Glyph won out over a 3-way tie for 2nd place where Frenchman, Jipe Loon's 'Mirror with Virgins' was locked with the haunting 'Silent Reflections' by Krystali Rabeni of England and the Australian/American collaborative work, 'Looking Back' by Carmsie Melody & Struthious whose artwork touched the heartstrings with a message of not staying silent to violence against women.

These challenges in Second Life, paying tribute to the UWA Centenary, with a theme of ‘Reflections’ as UWA reflects on 100 years of education, saw 128 entries across the art & film challenges submitted from more than 30 countries around the world with an overall prize pool of approximately $5,000. Sponsors were almost as diverse as the participation including the Parramatta City Council, the MetaHarpers Art Group, US based AviewTV and French Art Group Open This End.

1ST PRIZE Short Animated Film Challeng
PAST|BEYOND by Vilvi Rae (Jyvaskyla, Finland)

UWA Centenary Special Prize WINNER Short Animated Film Challenge
Drawing Outside the Lines by Chic Aeon (Oregon, USA)

The Centenary Prize for Art, given to the artwork which best reflected the spirit of the UWA Centenary was awarded to 'Strange Oaks from Simple Acorns Grow', by Soror Nishi of Kent, England, with the corresponding prize for the film best capturing the essence of 100 years of reflections on education, was won by 'Drawing Outside the Lines' by Chic Aeon of Oregon (USA).

Founder of the UWA virtual presence, and host of the challenges, Jay Jay Jegathesan of the School of Physics said, “I find it incredible and uplifting, that communities of artists and filmmakers from all around the world are coming together participating in an event which celebrates the Centenary of the University of Western Australia.”

Centenary Prize for Art
Strange Oaks from Simple Acorns Grow, by Soror Nishi (Kent, England)

Film best capturing the essence of 100 years of reflections on education
Drawing Outside the Lines by Chic Aeon (Oregon, USA)

Soroptimist International of Fremantle
Help the Homeless Art Auction
Sat 8 June Fremantle Town Hall

The Starlight Hotel Choir, so called as a reference to the night view of homeless people, prepare for their performance as part of the fourth annual Help the Homeless Art Auction Saturday 8 June at Fremantle Town Hall. Members of the Choir are either homeless or at risk of being homeless, and through music discover an avenue to develop a sense of community and social inclusion.

Like previous Help the Homeless Art Auctions, there’s a wide range of prices and styles to suit every budget. The excitement at the auction is palpable as bidders prepare to go into battle for their favourite works.

Included this year are Warhol, Picasso and Dalí lithographs, and original works by the late Elizabeth Durack, Arthur Russell and Kenneth Jack. Fremantle artists include Geoffrey Wake, Julie Podstolski, Trish and Stewart Scambler, Jo Darvall, Robyn Varpins, and Susie Marwick, fresh from winning the major award at Castaways Sculpture Awards in May.

Indigenous artists include Queenie Nungarrayi Stewart, Nora Nagarra, Jill Jack, Galya Pwerleand Angelina Pwerle, plus an original work by Albert Namitjara Junior (b1955).

Opening Night RSVP:
Ph: 9440 0669 / 9384 8492

Registration from 3.30pm. Performance by The Starlight Hotel Choir 5pm.
Auction 5.30pm. Refreshments provided.
Parking: Henderson St. Carpark.

Telephone bids available, phone 9440 0669/9384 8492 to arrange Mastercard, Visa, eftpos only. No cheques, cash or Amex

Open for viewing 3–5pm Fri 7 June, 12 noon–5pm Sat 8 June

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Artist’s Chronicle Short Films Episode 2

Whaleshark Olivia Samec May 2013

Whaleshark A-001 is an ephemeral installation by Fremantle artist Olivia Samec for Castaways Sculpture Awards, on show at Rockingham Foreshore from 11–19 May 2013. Curated by Lyn DiCiero, the exhibition includes 47 works by emerging and established sculptors, with all works created using recycled materials. Proudly presented by the City of Rockingham and now in its sixth year, Castaways attracts thousands of visitors each year, and never fails to amaze as a beacon of ingenuity.

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Artist’s Chronicle Launches Short Films

Editor Lyn DiCiero is pleased to announce the launch of Artist’s Chronicle Short Films. The move follows a recent rebranding of the magazine.

The films will cover artists, events and untold stories within the visual arts, but also opens up new avenues for filmic advertising created in-house at the Artist’s Chronicle.

Shot and edited by Lyn DiCiero, the sound and distinctive sonic branding which will precede each film was created by her son, Brad Every, the driving force behind Audio Chemistry based in Melbourne. With a Bachelor of Audio Production from SAE Melbourne and more than nine years of experience as an electronic music producer, Brad has been responsible for the sound design of many audio visual projects, including short and feature films, and is sound supervisor and head sound designer/re-recording engineer at Audio Chemistry:

The first episode of Artist’s Chronicle Short Films features Pakenham Street Art Space. Operating for more than 20 years, the Space has been revitalised under the helm of artist and manager, Tom Múller.

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Robert Juniper

Robert Juniper during the restoration of River Bed, eight bas relief panels created in the 1960s for the Town of Mosman Park council chambers. Despite the fact the works were thrown out during renovations in the early 1990s, Juniper remained unfazed by the act and relished the idea of restoring them. The September 2008 edition of the Artist’s Chronicle sheds light on the restoration process. Film production Studio Kraze. Film courtesy the Town of Mosman Park.