Reactive Wall

The visual arts respond to the moving image – through all forms and all genres.

Since 2013 ADL Film Fest has showcased the work of artists as they respond to premieres of the festival. In 2018 we welcome Alex Beckinsale, Cameron Smith, Cassie Thring, Christina Peek and Sarah Tickle who cover everything from mixed media and digital art to painting.

Joining these artists is local legend Roy Ananda, known for his work inspired by film and pop culture. Roy will be working with these artists, all graduates of the Adelaide Central School of Art, to realise the most ambitious iteration of the Reactive Wall to date.

Come and explore the Reactive Wall projects in the GU Film House Courtyard on your way to the box office as these works come to life in response to the festival’s biggest films.


ART ON SCREEN

THE SEEN AND UNSEEN

I AM MOTHER

THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES

THE NIGHTINGALE

TERROR NULLIUS

Artists

ALEX BECKINSALE
Alex M. Beckinsale is an emerging artist based in Adelaide, South Australia. Her practice focuses on found vintage photography. She uses traditional and digital mediums to capture the unusual and unexpected instances that are often present within these old snapshots.

REACTING TO: I Am Mother

CAMERON SMITH
Primarily focused on oil painting and drawing, Cameron pulls influences for his work from themes of horror, death, decay and transformation.

REACTING TO: The Nightingale

CASSIE THRING
Cassie Thring is a South Australian emerging visual artist. Her practice works across disciplines with a genuine determination to play with ideas and ways of making.
Currently exploring themes of longing and loss, Thring’s interest lies with the essential mysteries and uncertainty of lifes adventures. Investigating the outer edges of life, she discovers that these unknown places, although treacherous are worthy of enquiry. In her ongoing quest, the artist becomes both explorer and maker. Thring reflects upon the overwhelming sorrows and riches of life as it is pushed into these uncharted spaces.

REACTING TO: The Seen and Unseen

CHRISTINA PEEK
Christina Peek is an Adelaide based artist. Her practice explores romantic love, particularly the way in which we manifest our tentative ideas of romance in sincere yet futile gestures.

REACTING TO: ART ON SCREEN – The Art of the Game, Demonic, The Woman and the Car

ROY ANANDA
Roy Ananda is a South Australian artist, writer and educator whose objects, drawings, installations, texts, and videos variously celebrate popular culture, play, process and the very act of making.

REACTING TO: The Eyes of Orson Welles

SARAH TICKLE
Sarah Tickle is an emerging artist based in Adelaide, South Australia. Her work investigates gender nonconformity within the context of cinema and media through an auto-ethnographic methodology.

REACTING TO: TERROR NULLIUS

Held in partnership with the Adelaide Central School of Art, Arts South Australia, and the City of Adelaide.