SOLID SCREEN - Presented by cyberTribe - Sun 20th July

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SOLID SCREEN Presented by cyberTribe - Featuring: r e a, Darlene Johnson, Fiona Foley, Lily Shearer, Lori Blondeau, Michelle Derosier, Ariel Smith, Hiona Henare, Penny Evans, Colleen Johnson and artist / curator Jenny Fraser.

Sun 20th July

SOLID SCREEN Festival showcases 'solid women' on SCREEN.

Local and international Indigenous women screen-makers will converge on Far North Queensland's Innot Hot Springs in less than a month for an exciting night showcasing and celebrating their unique and valuable contributions to screen culture worldwide.

The SOLID SCREEN Festival will feature Queensland Murri screen-makers along International Indigenous interdisciplinary practitioners from artforms such as animation, performance art, documentary, theatre and digital storytelling arts backgrounds.

Kicking off on Sunday 20 July at 5:30pm, the Festival will also feature the inaugural SOLID Awards for Indigenous women in Screen in honour of women with long-standing and also emerging careers in the screen arts both in Australia and overseas.

The night, which is free to the public, is the culmination of years of planning, and will be a reciprocal gift to the local Far North Queensland community from organisers cyberTribe, marking the 15th anniversary of exhibitions and events. cyberTribe hopes the event will "showcase the local, national and international wealth of creative talent in the variety of artforms made by and for the screen".

SOLID SCREEN Festival director Jenny Fraser says the Far North Queensland region has a prolific visual arts industry and great depth of Indigenous arts practice, and sees the event as a great opportunity for Indigenous practitioners to explore other mediums of expression.

She says the event will also highlight some pertinent issues for women screen-makers; "In the Far North there are also a number of number of Indigenous screen-makers already with long histories of working in a variety of screen mediums, who have to date gone unacknowledged in their home state of Queensland".

Those screening works on the night include Darlene Johnson, who will premiere her brand new short film titled Bluey. Visual artist Fiona Foley will show vexed, her latest experimental screen work, that was shot on location near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

Also, theatre-maker Lily Shearer, photographer Michelle Blakeney and new media artist r e a are travelling from New South Wales to appear at the event. International screening guests include Michelle Derosier, Lori Blondeau and Ariel Smith from Canada and Hiona Henare from New Zealand.

The SOLID Screen Festival held on the 20th July 2014 will screen works by women artists, it is open for the public, and welcomes men, women and children. Come and share the love and gain some insider perspectives at the SOLID SCREEN Festival, through the eyes of women screen artists from around the world.

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SOLID SCREEN

Innot Hot Springs

Kennedy Highway

From 5.30pm

Free – All welcome

www.solidscreen.com.au