Posted by Caitlin McAtomney
15. Jun, 2012
|June 17, 2012|
The dandiest thing about animated films is that these days, pretty much anything goes. In the modern world of animation, dudes with genital problems, bad-ass bears, inappropriate uses for meat, inebriated puppets, creepy politicians and a ‘what’s what’ of weird sex are all equally legitimate subjects as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Yep, even the most whacky and taboo aspects of humanity and society seem approachable when delivered through a cleverly-crafted animation. Genius!
From the simple to the sophisticated, to the truly bizarre, Melbourne International Animation Festival offers a plethora of sensory pleasures and an opportunity to experience the artist’s hand in an immediate and visceral way. With films, forums and workshops, this is an eight-day showcase of the human capacity for imagination and innovation. Check your preconceptions at the door.
WHEN: Sunday 17 June – Sunday 24 June
WHERE: ACMI, Federation Square
Our chat with Sarah Woolway and her consignment store RedFinch Boutique.
An exhibition that brings to light both aesthetic and complex social developments that result and parallel our Internet affected lives.
Our chat with Melbourne artist Stephen McCarthy and his latest exhibition at Sagra.
Middle Fish is a little slice of Thailand in Carlton.
If you’re interested in diversifying your knowledge and palette for wine, then 21st Century Vino at Federation Square is for you.
Check out Aloha Sailor, the new basement tiki bar in Collingwood.