- 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 & present) are Fanfare, the Very Short Film Festival, RAW, WotOpera, Artology Remix, Passion Films, The Drovers Wife, Bush Requiem and Rouser.
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.’
VERY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL is a national competition open to everyone to get creative with their storytelling in a short 2-5 minute film. With Junior and Open categories, mentorships, prizes and a premiere event held in Tasmania. Launched in 2020 with the the festival partners with Guardian Australia and Spring Bay Mill, Tasmania.
RAW invites Indigenous creatives to submit original concepts to be considered as Australia’s next online series. The selected creative team are mentored by Leah Purcell, Wayne Blair and Kodie Bedford. Enoch Mailangi’s piece All my friends are racist has a commissioning offer from ABC Indigenous.
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.
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.
WOTOPERA (offered over 9 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. The result is a 20 minute, music theatre work, presented at a professional venue.
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.
BUSH REQUIEM was commissioned by Artology as part Janet Laurence’s Requiem project in response to the devastating 2019/20 bushfires in Australia. Requiem, a series of concerts, art installations, films, lectures and talks as part of the 2021 Sydney Festival at Paddington Reservoir. Bush Requiem concert featured music written and performed by William Barton (voice, didgeridoo, percussion), Veronique Serret (voice, violin) and words by Delmae Barton. See the film, here.