Celebrating craft and making on the big screen

Australian Design Centre is presenting Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival in the lead up to Sydney Craft Week. Fresh from the UK to Sydney for two screenings on Thursday 5 September 2019 at the Chauvel Cinemas Paddington and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool on Saturday 21 September 2019. 

Real to Reel is a short film festival that celebrates craft and making. Featuring an eclectic program of shorts exploring our relationship with materials and making, the films have been selected from around the globe. Discover documentaries, maker profiles, music videos and hand-crafted animations.

The 28 films selected feature contemporary weaving, woodwork, ceramics, glassblowing and metalsmithing, offering a unique opportunity to witness craft in action and the narratives, passion and skill inherent in the creation of works. 

When: Thursday 5 September, 6.30pm
Where: Chauvel Cinema, 249 Oxford St (Cnr Oxford st & Oatley Rd), Paddington.
Tickets:  General admission, $30.00 Concession: $25.00 ADC Friends: $25.00
Times Part one: 6.30pm–8.00pm | Part Two: 8.15-9.30pm
Seating is unreserved and limited. Theatre doors open at 6:15pm.

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival Program

Part One: 
Witness the spectacle of scrap metal transforming into intricate eyewear, puppets coming to life in a BAFTA award-winning stop-motion animation, interwoven histories of a blacksmith and gardener and documentaries covering British chair making, Mexican luthiers and much more in this varied selection of shorts. Includes Australian animated entry from Tjanpi Desert Weavers Ngayuka Papa: Bluey and Big Boy.

Part Two: 
Discover a world in miniature, performance that intertwines clay and dance, the beneficial impact of creativity on health, an outdoor gym that makes bread, animation celebrating the special role that dogs play in remote community life and documentaries about making, from giant pots to replica birds’ eggs, and more, in this diverse range of shorts.

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival is co-produced by the Crafts Council UK and Crafts magazine. The Australian tour is made possible by Maker&Smith and is presented in Sydney by Australian Design Centre and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

About Sydney Craft Week: Friday 11 – Sunday 20 October 2019

Sydney Craft Week (SCW) is an inspirational festival that speaks to our fundamental human urge to create, while also showcasing exceptional contemporary craft.

SCW unites the very active craft sector within Sydney’s creative community – including ceramicists, jewellers, quilters, knitters and other textile artists, plus timber workers, print makers, leather crafters, Indigenous makers and creatives of all kinds who work with their hands. SCW gives the community an opportunity to engage with craft, experience the benefits of making, and purchase local handmade work.

SCW returns in 2019 with a mission to recognise the exceptional quality of local craft, while also unlocking our sense of joy in making with the theme “Play”.

Sydney Craft Week program will be announced 2 September.

Explore the website here

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