- Curiosity : Exploring opportunities
- Creativity : Encouraging discovery
- Courageous : Daring to challenge the status quo
- Connect : Uniting people and ideas through the arts
- Creativity is our most valuable human resource.
- Creative thinking is under-valued.
- Fostering creativity enriches live’s and society.
HOW WE DO IT
Artology connects people and ideas through the arts. We believe that creativity is our most valuable human resource, and creative thinking, more than ever in today’s political and social climate, is under-valued and by fostering creativity, more people are inspired and involved in enriching our society. Artology promotes creativity by developing and implementing creative projects for writers, composers, producers and directors. Projects (past and present) are Fanfare, the Very Short Film Festival, RAW, Yungstr, WotOpera, Artology Remix, Passion Films, The Drovers Wife, Requiem and Rouser.
THE DROVER’S WIFE THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSTON film was supported by Artology managing the administration of the fundraising campaign on behalf of Oombarra Productions. See the offical trailer.
FANFARE develops the creative potential of young people through experiential learning in the arts. The program is the winner of the 2016 APRA and Australian Music Centre ‘Art Music Award’ for Excellence in Music Education, ‘This outstanding program offered its young participants a unique opportunity that includes composition, mentoring and terrific exposure.’
THE PASSION FILMS is a series of intimate short films, capturing some of Australia’s most exciting actors in exclusive, commissioned performances, exploring and re-imagining key texts and modes of performance in contemporary settings.
RAW Indigenous Filmmakers, following a national call for applications, Artology facilitated the mentoring and writers workshops with leading industry professionals. The successful applicant Enoch Mailangi went on to create a 5-part series of ‘All My Friends Are Racist’, starring Leah Purcell and was broadcast on ABC IVIEW and ABC TV in 2021.
REMIX produced two extraordinary works of performance art created by teenage artists, working alongside a team of professional artists, led by Cathy Milliken (former head of education at the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra). Inspired by masterpieces such as Picasso’s Les demoiselles d’Avignon and Shelley’s Frankenstein the young artists translate the work’s radical ideas into visual art, music, literature, film and choreography.
REQUIEM created by artist Janet Lawrence was presented as part of the 2021 Sydney Festival. Artology commissioned William Barton, Veronique Serret and Delmae Barton to create a work to reflect the 2020 NSW bush fires. See the film, here.
ROUSER uses Australian creatives to develop campaigns that take a stance on an urgent, topical, time-sensitive causes that scale awareness widely in popular culture in order to change behaviour in a progressive direction.
VERY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL is a national competition open to everyone to get creative with their storytelling in film. With Junior and Open categories, mentorships, prizes and a premiere event held in Tasmania. Launched in 2020 with the deadline for the first festival in May 2021. Partners are Guardian Australia and Spring Bay Mill, Tas.
WOTOPERA offered over nine years, as an in-school and music camp program for students to collaborate and produce their own story, compose the music and create the stage design in a series of workshops within 21 hours. Which resulted in 20 minute music theatre works presented at a professional venues.
YUNGSTR fosters the voices of young people by writing, producing and performing satirical works.