Vertical Life Film Tour is in its third year and again brings the best of Australian vertical adventures to the globe while showcasing the best of the globe back home in Australia. From untold stories, unsung heroes and the faces we’ve come to know and love in climbing – the Vertical Life Film Tour has something for everyone.

From its humble beginnings created by the team behind Vertical Life Magazine, the tour was conceived to bring inspiration to worldwide climbing communities while outdoor adventure was limited – growing into a globally successful film tour since. In 2022 we will again showcase incredible climbing and phenomenal storytelling in settings that inspire the adventure community to connect. Driven by the passion to tell the stories of climbers across the world and our love for the global climbing community, the tour will commence in November 2022 with a premiere at the Beta22′ Climbing Festival in Australia.

Tickets
Adult $26.93 (+BF)
Child / Concession $21.71 (+BF)
Family (2 x Adults + 2 x Children) $63.47 (+BF)



Midair
In scaling rocks by the hardest routes, boulderers seek to escape gravity in an endless quest to achieve weightlessness and momentarily leave the world behind.
Midair is a metaphysical bouldering film starring the UK’s best all-round climber, Jim Pope. Filmed in iconic Lake District locations and set to a pumping techno soundtrack.
Starring Jim Pope with Frances Bentley, Aidan Roberts and Holly Toothill | Director : Louis-Jack


The First Worm
New lines, in new places with new friends.
The highline’s called “The First Worm.” First of many potential lines for these crags.
Rigged on two backpacks and a boulder wrap, Lewis Foster and Brady Hayes made it possible for the first time to walk above some of the steepest ski lines in mainland Australia.
Stuff like this doesn’t happen over night. But sometimes it takes little more than a crazy idea and 5 days.
Director : Divya Gordon


Route Setters
Short sport documentary film about route settings in Hong Kong’s indoor climbing gym.
Director : Tony Cheung


Grace
Having spent her teenage years in hospital, Grace finds healing in the climbing community.
Director : Sandro Gromen-Hayes


The Process
Tom Randall is a world class crack climber. He is also a terrible runner, which is why his latest challenge seems like an odd choice. He decided to link up two of the Lake District’s biggest and toughest endurance challenges, the Bob Graham Round and The Classic Rock challenge into one hellish 24 hour mad dash. A funny, honest, genuine and heartfelt story.
Director : Matt Pycroft

This event is part of Winter Light 2022 and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre

For the entire second week of Winter Light, we’ll be screening music videos made by Tasmanians in The Courtyard at Salamanca Arts Centre on the giant Optus screen! The music scene in Tasmania is going through a creative surge that is increasingly being recognised and appreciated by audiences here and beyond. 

At the end of the festival, we will have a special screening of 12 shortlisted music videos that will be competing for two prizes:

Best Tasmanian Music Video

This award is sponsored by Wide Angle Tasmania and Salamanca Arts Centre. With the winner receiving $500 of free equipment hire from Wide Angle Tasmania and free use of a Salamanca Arts Centre venue for filming. This award will be judged by Industry experts.

The People’s Choice Award 

The winner will receive $500 cash from MyState Bank. This award will be voted by you, the makers, the players, and the audience.

Award Presentation Night
19 August 2022
Founders Room, Salamanca Arts Centre
7-9pm
Free event

Winners

Congratulations EWAH who took out the ‘Best Tasmanian Music Video’ for their work ‘Walk the Night (Dark Room Version)’ shot by Ursula Woods .
You can view the film clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jbgHoApk9w

Congratulations to DENNI for winning the ‘People’s Choice Award’ for their film clip for ‘Strongest Mob’ shot by Lachy Hamill .
You can view the film clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NFPqpnJEh4

A big congratulations to all of the entrants to the Winter Light Music Video Showcase.
Salamanca Arts Centre is a proud supporter of Tasmanian Music and creatives.

We’d like to thank our sponsors of these Awards, MyState, WideAngle and Optus in conjunction with Salamanca Arts Centre.

Shortlisted Videos

Absinthe – Tai Harlii – filmmaker Dameza Walsh
Arcadia – EWAH & The Vision of Paradise – filmmaker Joseph Shrimpton
Ausberg – Sissysocks – filmmakers  Ursula Woods and Jacob Collings
Calculated Lies – Bailey Jaxxon, filmmaker Will Joseph
Fireworx – Bailey Jaxxon – filmmaker Callum Ball
Front Row – Morgan’s Sandpit – filmmaker Scott Lleonart
Man with a Silhouette – The Sign, filmmaker Paul Volta
Out of Love – Robotikus – filmmaker Cal Young
Parachute – Morgan’s Sandpit, filmmaker Scott Lleonart
Strongest Mob – DENNI (feat Craig Everett) filmmaker Lachy Hamill
Vanishing Point – EWAH & The Vision Of Paradise – filmmaker Joseph Shrimpton
Walk the Night (Dark Room Version) – EWAH and Charles Donnelly, filmmaker Ursula Woods


The Entries

Walk the Night (Dark Room Version) | EWAH & The Vision of Paradise | Ursula Woods

EWAH (vocals) and Charles Donnelly (piano) first arranged a collection of songs for piano and voice from critically acclaimed album Everything Fades to Blue (independent release, 2017) for a series of curated shows in 2019. Walk the Night was one of them. In a bid to not let these exquisite versions entirely disappear into the ether, they recorded Walk the Night (Dark Room Version) at the Donnelly family home in the middle of winter in Tasmania, 2021.

The song is based on a true story about a mother who goes to a party, but never makes it back home to her children. The song imagines her walking the streets, caught between life and death, making the journey through the night to be reunited with them. 

The album Everything Fades to Blue is a eulogy to women victims of violent crime; telling stories imagined from the female point of view, rather than focusing on violence from the point of view of the perpetrator, a position popular culture takes all too often.

The video for Walk the Night (Dark Room Version) was filmed live as EWAH and Donnelly performed, set in a grand room veiled in white sheets and lace. A ghostly liminal space for a ghost story.

EWAH/Emma Waters 

Best known for her work with noir post punk band, EWAH & The Vision of Paradise, EWAH is a published writer, award winning musician and sometime actor. Her music is often cited as cinematic. Influenced heavily by film, it was only a matter of time before she ventured into filmmaking after collaborations in music video making.

Ursula Woods
Ursula Woods is a filmmaker with a visual art and music background. Her 16mm video artwork has been exhibited, and a number of film and video works screened, at various film festivals throughout Australia and Europe. 

Based in southern Tasmania, Ursula has experience working on various productions such as short narrative drama, music video, TVC, installation and documentary.


Hole in the Sky | EWAH & The Vision of Paradise | Ursula Woods

Hole in the Sky is the lead single from EWAH & The Vision of Paradise’ second album The Warning Birds. This song serves as the centrepiece of the album, a cinematically tense exploration of the band’s home state of lutruwita/Tasmania; the perils of its geographical isolation and perceived idyllic reputation. Tasmania is often seen as a pristine wilderness; however, it has a pocked history of environmental crisis and degradation. Think Franklin River, Lake Pedder, mining, deforestation and salmon farming. It is a place of brutal beauty, harsh weather and moments of political and community divide.

The video for Hole in the Sky sees the enigmatic band playing live, as Ursula zooms in and chases after their performance, both capturing it within and escaping the frame. 

Director Ursula Woods and artist EWAH have collaborated previously on small scale music videos. This time the video brings together a team of local videographers and lighting talents to film at Moonah Arts Centre, located on muwinina country in the outskirts of nipaluna/Hobart suburbia. Drawing inspiration from 60s French pop and girl band videos like that of The Ronettes, the band’s strong live performance and dark post punk sound is echoed by the deep inky blacks and stark noir lighting.

EWAH/Emma Waters 

Best known for her work with noir post punk band, EWAH & The Vision of Paradise, EWAH is a published writer, award winning musician and sometime actor. Her music is often cited as cinematic. Influenced heavily by film, it was only a matter of time before she ventured into filmmaking after collaborations in music video making.

Ursula Woods

Ursula Woods is a filmmaker with a visual art and music background. Her 16mm video artwork has been exhibited, and a number of film and video works screened, at various film festivals throughout Australia and Europe. 

Based in southern Tasmania, Ursula has experience working on various productions such as short narrative drama, music video, TVC, installation and documentary.


Arcadia | EWAH & The Vision of Paradise | Joseph Shrimpton + Tess Campbell 

Arcadia is inspired by the idea of the ancient garden, an idyll, a place of innocence and abundance. This vision is skewed with the concept of fire being introduced to earth dwellers by the god Prometheus in ancient Greek mythology. The introduction of fire to civilisation may be seen as the beginning of harnessing energy, creating tools, weapons and industrialisation. Fire, in its natural state when running wild can be destructive and global warming sees these patterns of fire threat and its ferocity increasing. 

Thinking also of the story of Pandora’s jar, the song reflects on this repetitious theme in history of curiosity, of playing with fire, playing with nature and unleashing uncontrollable energies into the world. 

EWAH on the video, We riffed on the idea of The Man Who Fell to Earth (by Nicolas Roeg, who also directed another favourite reference point, Walkabout). With this in mind we both referenced and reimagined the idea of an alien in the landscape with a mission to complete.

EWAH/Emma Waters 

Best known for her work with noir post punk band, EWAH & The Vision of Paradise, EWAH is a published writer, award winning musician and sometime actor. Her music is often cited as cinematic. Influenced heavily by film, it was only a matter of time before she ventured into filmmaking after collaborations in music video making.

Tess Campbell 

An award winning artist, and active proponent of her local arts scene, Campbell has exhibited at festivals, ARIs and notable galleries in Hobart and Melbourne, Australia.

Joseph Shrimpton 

A tech creative and uber film boffin, Shrimpton’s main game is videography, but he’s also a dab hand at kinetics and electronics, creating installations for indoor and outdoor exhibitions.


Vanishing Point | EWAH & The Vision of Paradise | Joseph Shrimpton + Tess Campbell 

The video for Vanishing Point was filmed in the wilds of turbunna/Ben Lomond, a craggy and imposing mountain in lutrawita/Tasmania. 

This music video is an extract from a larger project, a movie Finding Paradise: a film set to the music of EWAH & The Vision of Paradise.

In the movie EWAH plays a lone explorer traversing a new world with the hope of finding a safe haven to start new life. Playing with the idea of early colonists, EWAH is equipped with a handful of cumbersome devices and tools in a perhaps foolhardy attempt to understand the strange world she is trying to survive in.

EWAH on the video, We riffed on the idea of The Man Who Fell to Earth (by Nicolas Roeg, who also directed another favourite reference point, Walkabout). With this in mind we both referenced and reimagined the idea of an alien in the landscape with a mission to complete.

Artist Bio:

EWAH/Emma Waters 

Best known for her work with noir post punk band, EWAH & The Vision of Paradise, EWAH is a published writer, award winning musician and sometime actor. Her music is often cited as cinematic. Influenced heavily by film, it was only a matter of time before she ventured into filmmaking after collaborations in music video making.

Tess Campbell 

An award winning artist, and active proponent of her local arts scene, Campbell has exhibited at festivals, ARIs and notable galleries in Hobart and Melbourne, Australia.

Joseph Shrimpton 

A tech creative and uber film boffin, Shrimpton’s main game is videography, but he’s also a dab hand at kinetics and electronics, creating installations for indoor and outdoor exhibitions.


Deep Blue | All India Radio | Helena Papageorgiou

The video for All India Radio’s song Deep Blue is created by award winning Queensland animator Helena Papageorgiou, created in the spirit of animation greats Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle) and René Laloux (La Planète sauvage, Gandahar). 

The song features Tasmanian singer Sasquin.

All India Radio

Hobart based cosmic sonic architects All India Radio have created shimmering aural edifices that cross genres and defy easy definition across a staggering 30+ releases since the late 1990s. A fusion of psychedelia, prog rock, ambience, and pure dreamy pop creates something greater than the sum of its parts: a monument to the creativity and vision of songwriter Martin Kennedy in the control room of the band since its inception. 

Helena Papageorgiou, creates in the spirit of animation greats Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle) and René Laloux (La Planète sauvage, Gandahar). Her projects include working with clients such Snap, Google, Apple, Nike, Qantas,  EyeJack, Gallery of NSW, Warner Music, Sunshine Coast Council as well as live visuals created for festival events such as Splendour in the Grass, Laneway, Groovin’ the Moo, Commonwealth Games Festival 2018, Geelong After Dark and BIGSOUND. 


California Dreaming | The Sign | Bobby + Media

All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey. Our interpretation of a Mamas and Papas song we thought it should sound like. Thanks to POT Productions for camera and editing work.

Bobby + Media

Bobby + Media focuses on the journey involved with the creation of media. Each task is more than the final product, it’s the experience.


Man With A Silhouette | The Sign

Man With A Silhouette takes you on a journey of mystery and intrigue. This film was animated using Reallusion iClone animation software and edited using Davinci Resolve. Characters were created using Reallusion Character Creator.

The Sign

If when you hear the term ‘acoustic duo’ you imagine two people sitting on stools, lightly strumming guitars singing folk songs, think again. With a combination of 6 string and 12 string acoustic and electric guitars, The Sign are dynamic, uplifting, and fun, while their music is a harmonic combination of artfully written songs and powerful musical phrasing.


Robot Romance | The Sign

Do robots love? These robots are certainly having a great time chatting and dancing and seem to be loving it. Animated with iClone animation software and edited in Davinci Resolve. Actual footage of band was filmed in front of green screen and put back into iClone along with female character created with Character Creator.

The Sign

If when you hear the term ‘acoustic duo’ you imagine two people sitting on stools, lightly strumming guitars singing folk songs, think again. With a combination of 6 string and 12 string acoustic and electric guitars, The Sign are dynamic, uplifting, and fun, while their music is a harmonic combination of artfully written songs and powerful musical phrasing.


Lifegarden | The Sign

Lifegarden is a song written by JoAnne Volta and animated by Paul Volta using Reallusion iClone animation software. Characters created with Reallusion Character Creator and edited with Davinci Resolve.

The Sign

If when you hear the term ‘acoustic duo’ you imagine two people sitting on stools, lightly strumming guitars singing folk songs, think again. With a combination of 6 string and 12 string acoustic and electric guitars, The Sign are dynamic, uplifting, and fun, while their music is a harmonic combination of artfully written songs and powerful musical phrasing.


I Remember | The Sign

I remember a time when the air and water were clean. Filmed in front of a green screen and edited in Davinci Resolve.

The Sign

If when you hear the term ‘acoustic duo’ you imagine two people sitting on stools, lightly strumming guitars singing folk songs, think again. With a combination of 6 string and 12 string acoustic and electric guitars, The Sign are dynamic, uplifting, and fun, while their music is a harmonic combination of artfully written songs and powerful musical phrasing.


Cages | The Sign

Please don’t keep children in cages. This film is about the problems of keeping children in cages who were separated from their families only looking for a better place to live. Filmed live in front of a green screen and edited in Davinci Resolve.

The Sign

If when you hear the term ‘acoustic duo’ you imagine two people sitting on stools, lightly strumming guitars singing folk songs, think again. With a combination of 6 string and 12 string acoustic and electric guitars, The Sign are dynamic, uplifting, and fun, while their music is a harmonic combination of artfully written songs and powerful musical phrasing.


Ain’t Necessarily So | The Sign

Cover of a Gershwin brothers song. Animated by Paul using Cartoon Animator 4 and edited in Davinci Resolve. The tings that you libel to read in the bible Ain’t Necessarily So.

The Sign

If when you hear the term ‘acoustic duo’ you imagine two people sitting on stools, lightly strumming guitars singing folk songs, think again. With a combination of 6 string and 12 string acoustic and electric guitars, The Sign are dynamic, uplifting, and fun, while their music is a harmonic combination of artfully written songs and powerful musical phrasing.


War Pigs | The Sign

Our cover of a Black Sabbath song. Played in front of a green screen and edited in Davinci Resolve. War Pig video is a sign of the times.

The Sign

If when you hear the term ‘acoustic duo’ you imagine two people sitting on stools, lightly strumming guitars singing folk songs, think again. With a combination of 6 string and 12 string acoustic and electric guitars, The Sign are dynamic, uplifting, and fun, while their music is a harmonic combination of artfully written songs and powerful musical phrasing.


Pills and Wine | The DK Effect | David Johnstone + Lizzie Johnstone

Pills and Wine is a song about making bad decisions for the wrong reasons and finding yourself in a dark and seemingly inescapable place. It’s also about realising you’ve become the very person you’ve been running from. While wanting the video to echo the feel and meaning of the track we also wanted it to be a stand-alone video art / contemporary screen dance piece. With no budget we set about light-proofing a shed, hanging black material from the rafters and using two homemade lights on mic stands. The dancer / choreographer (Lizzie Johnstone – a recent graduate of contemporary dance from VCA) listened to the track just once before performing to the brief “feel the music, but stay on the chair”. So the video is a one-take recording of her improvised and powerfully hypnotic performance.

David Johnstone is the writer, arranger, producer and engineer of the 10-song album Moving Time by The DK Effect which spent two months in the top 10 of the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Chart in May / June 2021. He also wrote and played bass on the 10 songs for the album Blind released by Mama K and the Big Love (2017) and has songs published through Sony Music and Acuff-Rose Opryland Music (UK). David also conceived, filmed and edited the music videos Pills and Wine by The DK Effect, Moth to the Flame by Mama K and the Big Love and conceived and edited / added animation and graphics to Moving Time by The DK Effect. 

Lizzie Johnstone is an emerging Australian dance artist and maker, currently based in lutruwita/Tasmania. Her practice mainly focuses on screen based works and performance. 

Lizzie began her dance training at four years old and has trained in classical ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and contemporary. She began her formal contemporary dance training at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2018 and graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance). It was there that Lizzie’s passion for movement and film was nurtured, which encouraged her to explore and experiment within these two artforms. This led to the creation of her two short screen dance works, Checkmate and Chaos, baby, which was curated by the Ian Potter Museum of Art, as part of their online exhibition Inside Out in 2020.


Moving Time | The DK Effect | David Johnstone + Lizzie Johnstone

Moving Time was the first single released from The DK Effect’s 2021 debut album of the same name. The music video was filmed on an iPhone and features a static, single-shot, improvised, first-take performance by three graduate contemporary dancers, Lizzie Johnstone (VCA), Bethany Reece (WAAPA) and Sarah Saxon (VCA). It was filmed near the Glenorchy Art & Sculpture Park, produced by Lizzie Johnstone and graphics / animation were added by David Johnstone.

David Johnstone is the writer, arranger, producer and engineer of the 10-song album Moving Time by The DK Effect which spent two months in the top 10 of the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Chart in May / June 2021. He also wrote and played bass on the 10 songs for the album Blind released by Mama K and the Big Love (2017) and has songs published through Sony Music and Acuff-Rose Opryland Music (UK). David also conceived, filmed and edited the music videos Pills and Wine by The DK Effect, Moth to the Flame by Mama K and the Big Love and conceived and edited / added animation and graphics to Moving Time by The DK Effect. 

Lizzie Johnstone is an emerging Australian dance artist and maker, currently based in lutruwita/Tasmania. Her practice mainly focuses on screen based works and performance. 

Lizzie began her dance training at four years old and has trained in classical ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and contemporary. She began her formal contemporary dance training at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2018 and graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance). It was there that Lizzie’s passion for movement and film was nurtured, which encouraged her to explore and experiment within these two artforms. This led to the creation of her two short screen dance works, Checkmate and Chaos, baby, which was curated by the Ian Potter Museum of Art, as part of their online exhibition Inside Out in 2020.


Fallout – Premonition Part 1 | Kudu Joy | Sebine Bester, Jacob Collings + Takani Clark

Premonition is a tale of self-healing performed by Kudu Joy, directed by Takani Clark and shot by Jacob Collings. The subtle story unfolds as Kudu Joy delves into the world of tarot iconography and the telling of fate. The narrative is experienced through a feminine lens, traversing the mystique of true love, in the form of friendship, connection and self love.

Sabine Bester is a freelance musician based in Hobart. She works in a range of contemporary styles as well as having a diverse understanding and appreciation for music from the Balkan region, performing with and teaching voice, trumpet, piano and guitar, setting her place in the core of Tasmania’s music scene. She has completed a Bachelor of music at UTAS, with further training in Jazz vocals from Berklee University. Sabine has been working as an associate artist with BIGhART since 2019, delivering music workshops for young people in the North West of Tasmania, and being part of the creative team towards various music events. She has taken a leading role in the running of Bonzaki, and has come to understand the importance of bringing community together to create a meaningful experience like this event. 

Jacob Collings
Jacob Collings is a nipaluna based filmmaker and Director. His work has an honesty and identity that has developed over time. Upon leaving College, he quickly acquainted himself with local filmmakers and began freelancing, then making his way to London for a 6 month internship with production company The Narrative which took him on filmmaking expeditions to France, Germany and America. In 2019 he met a Props Standby by the name of Dean Sullivan and began working on The Gloaming as a props assistant. This connection has led Jacob to work on productions for the likes of National Geographic, ABC, Channel 7 and IMAX.

Takani Clark
Takani Clark is a professional dabbler and multidisciplinary creative from lutruwita, exploring and engaging with mediums of filmmaking, visual art and performance.

As a First Nations woman, Takani draws inspiration from her Aboriginal and Pacifika communities. Feeling a deep responsibility to protect and document the island and its cultural identity and diversity, both environmentally and socially. As a storyteller she strives to use her creative voice to explore the natural world and our relationship with it, using documentational and fantastical lenses. Takani believes that diversity is an integral part of her creative practice, striving to collaborate with people from different artistic practices, any background and all walks of life.


Parachute | Morgan’s Sandpit

Parachute by Morgan’s Sandpit showcases several locations around Hobart Tasmania, with a melody designed to make listeners want to dance like there’s no one watching. This music video was the recipient of the ‘Best Original Song’ award at the 2021 Mystate Student Film Festival and is the first track on the bands debut album Tuesday Night Lies.

Scott Lleonart
Scott Lleonart is a local Tasmanian Film maker who is in his 3rd Year at UTAS, undergoing a Bachelor of Media. Scott has been making films since 2017 and has produced three music videos for local band Morgan’s Sandpit for which he participates as the Lead Singer/Bassist. In 2021 Morgans Sandpit released their first album ‘Tuesday Night Lies’ where a featured track ‘Parachute’ won the 2021 Best Original Song category for the Mystate Film Festival. 

Luke Pettit
Luke Pettit is a local musician and media producer. He has been working as a chief editor and videographer for Hobart based company Beetleblack Media for four years and is the lead guitarist for band Morgan’s Sandpit. Luke is passionate about all things film, music and Sonic the Hedgehog so he was thrilled to work on the bands music video for their song Front Row as well as being the starring actor in their video for Parachute. Luke is hopeful for the future of Morgan’s Sandpit as they embark on recording their 2nd album later this year.


Front Row | Morgan’s Sandpit

A featured single from Morgan’s Sandpit’s debut album, Front Row is drenched with multi-layered guitar tracks, an infectious melody and a distain for parking tickets. The music video follows a masked individual (with a clear Sonic the Hedgehog fixation) out on the town, but they are soon to find that the streets of Hobart isn’t the safest place for a hedgehog to spend a night out. Morgan’s Sandpit would like to thank local venues Twisted Lime, Grand Poohbah and Replay Bar for allowing access to film, as well as Town-goers who were willing to participate 🙂

Scott Lleonart
Scott Lleonart is a local Tasmanian Film maker who is in his 3rd Year at UTAS, undergoing a Bachelor of Media. Scott has been making films since 2017 and has produced three music videos for local band Morgan’s Sandpit for which he participates as the Lead Singer/Bassist. In 2021 Morgans Sandpit released their first album ‘Tuesday Night Lies’ where a featured track ‘Parachute’ won the 2021 Best Original Song category for the Mystate Film Festival. 

Luke Pettit
Luke Pettit is a local musician and media producer. He has been working as a chief editor and videographer for Hobart based company Beetleblack Media for four years and is the lead guitarist for band Morgan’s Sandpit. Luke is passionate about all things film, music and Sonic the Hedgehog so he was thrilled to work on the bands music video for their song Front Row as well as being the starring actor in their video for Parachute. Luke is hopeful for the future of Morgan’s Sandpit as they embark on recording their 2nd album later this year.


You and I | The DK Effect | Sarah Louise Badcock + Isabella von Lichtan

You and I was created for the Tasmanian band The DK Effect to accompany the release of their album Moving Time. It tells the story of a love that isn’t quite as it seems and focuses on the themes of blame, projected expectations, and lack of communication within a relationship. The film was shot on location at St David’s Park, Hobart, and uses this familiar backdrop to tell the story of a conflict between the two central characters.

Sarah Louise Badcock
Sarah Louise Badcock is a Tasmanian multimedia artist with a background in creative writing, many types of visual art, and independent film making. She is interested in telling stories using archetypes and symbolism. She enjoys working with musicians to create blends of sound and image that explore both inner emotional experience and imaginary dream-like worlds. When she’s not making art, Sarah’s other interests include classical dance, beekeeping, and dressing up in costume for charity events. 

Isabella von Lichtan
Isabella von Lichtan is an artist who works in a range of mediums from photography and film to puppetry, painting, drawing, and mixed media. Art continues to be essential part of her life even though she works part-time as a geology curator and lecturer. She tries to spend much of her free time involved with creative projects. The most notable project has been building three 18ft scientifically accurate replicas of the Tasmanian cave spider as part of the Bookend Trust’s Sixteen Legs film and exhibition program. The touring exhibition that featured these spiders has been across Australia, including at Dark Mofo and the Australia Museum, and has also visited the USA.


Augsburg | Sissysocks | Ursula Woods + Jacob Collings + Tom Briglia

Music video for Melbourne electronic musician Sissysocks. This video for the song Augsburg, tells the story of Gill, a unique being in a messed up world. They don’t fit in. They are outcast. Their one connection is to the music which sparks a dance and beautiful moment of connection against the disconnect with the world they live in. Inspired by a real life scream into the phone hotline, this story is set in a future of despair.

Ursula Woods
Ursula Woods is an artist and filmmaker with a visual art and music background. Based in southern Tasmania, Ursula has experience working on productions such as music video, narrative drama, documentary and installation. In 2021, Ursula directed and shot 6 recreation stories for Roar Film as part of their documentary on dementia. She also was the DoP for a pilot dramedy for Beyond International Productions. In 2022, Ursula was the camera attachment on Amazon Prime’s Deadloch production in Tasmania and as a result, worked on the ABC show, Bay of Fires. Ursula’s videos have been screened on RAGE, her short film at Cinema Nova, and an experimental work at ACMI Melbourne. Two of her experimental film artworks are currently showing in the Tasmanian Women’s Art Prize. Ursula writes, directs and shoots, working on productions in collaboration with others.

Jacob Collings
Jacob Collings is a nipaluna based filmmaker and Director. His work has an honesty and identity that has developed over time. Upon leaving College, he quickly acquainted himself with local filmmakers and began freelancing,  then making his way to London for a 6 month internship with production company The Narrative which took him on filmmaking expeditions to France, Germany and America.  In 2019 he met a Props Standby by the name of Dean Sullivan and began working on The Gloaming as a props assistant. This connection has led Jacob to work on productions for the likes of National Geographic, ABC, Channel 7 and IMAX. 

Tom Briglia
Melbourne/Naarm-based electronic producer Sissysocks trawls vocal and instrumental textures to create easy-listening goth meditations; soundtracks for the best moments of a bad dream, or a world making the same mistakes over and over again.

Sissysocks recently released their third album, Slink Away, an exploration of fallibility via oblivion pop, produced and mixed by Architecture in Helsinki alumni James Cecil and mastered by David Walker. The album charts the artist’s evolution from harsh tones and vacuum drone towards lush textures, cinematic pop melodies, and apocalyptic atmospherics. Futuristic, doomy, but above all, human.


A Piano of Tasmania at Gordon | Mark Thomson + Kelvin Smith

It’s a short, poetic  video of Kelvin performing a piece he composed called My Beautiful Home, on a rocky outcrop near Gordon in the channel area south of Hobart.  The short film aims to capture some of the mood and feel of the place on a bracing winter’s day with ominous clouds looming in the background but gentle waves lapping against the surrounding rocky shoreline.

Mark Thomson
Mark Thomson is a part-time videographer and photographer, who has been involved in production of numerous short films, including a short documentary called Sidelines currently available on SBS On Demand. He has been filming videos with Kelvin playing piano in different Tasmania locations since early 2020.

Kelvin Smith
Kelvin Smith had the idea to bring music to people in covid lockdown in 2020 and started playing his piano in unusual locations, filming it and sharing on social media. It soon attracted widespread attention and following and his A Piano of Tasmania project has featured on ABC 7.30 Report and also NZ TV.


Calculated Lies | Bailey Jaxxon | Will Joseph

When you think you’re being cheated on, every conversation turns into an investigation. This is Calculated Lies.

Will Joseph
Taroona High School Alumnus Will Joseph is a cinematographer who works under the moniker  “ISHIKI” and is currently working as the tour videographer for Baker Boy and Allday.

Bailey Jaxxon
Bailey Jaxxon is a singer/songwriter who is very lucky to have friends around like Mr. Ball. Fortunately for Bailey, Mr. Ball can work with very little information to somehow give artist’s exactly what they were after. Bailey prides himself on humming melodies, writing lyrics and little more.


Fireworxx | Bailey Jaxxon | Callum Ball

I thought it would be a bigger deal when you left, I pictured a marching band sending you off down the street or that there’d be fireworks to mark the end of a chapter so important to me. But they didn’t. It just fizzled.. and that was that.

Callum Ball
Located in Lutana, Callum Ball is Hobart’s most in demand music producer and he has now become a one-stop shop for music and music video services.

Bailey Jaxxon
Bailey Jaxxon is a singer/songwriter who is very lucky to have friends around like Mr. Ball. Fortunately for Bailey, Mr. Ball can work with very little information to somehow give artist’s exactly what they were after. Bailey prides himself on humming melodies, writing lyrics and little more.


Machine Driven | Fenella Edwards

A rap music video

Fenella Edwards is a Palawa rapper


Strongest Mob | DENNI | Lachy Hamill

Strongest Mob is a song and film clip that stands as a proud celebration of Tasmanian Aboriginal culture. It showcases a wide array of cultural practices and the lyrics reflect an unflinching and steadfast sense of identity in the fact of adversity and a lack of acknowledgement. 

Lachy Hamill
I’m a hip-hop producer, recordist, mix engineer and videographer based in Hobart, Tasmania. I have been a very active and passionate member of the Tasmania hip-hop scene for around 10 years and have recently started taking an even greater and more active role. I run a large music platform for Tasmanian hip-hop music alongside my colleague Andrew Greeley. We have released over 260 music videos on our YouTube channel and have amassed over 18,500 subscribers. Recently we have been focusing more on providing a platform to a multicultural and diverse array of artists, working on and releasing music in both palawa kani and Hindi.


Locked Down | Boil Up

Film clip for Boilup’s song Locked Down, written 2010

Boil Up
Boil Up are a ten piece band based in Hobart. A melting pot of contemporary Australia, their roots stretch from the traditional owners of Tasmania, New Zealand and Fiji, to as far away as Ireland, England and Croatia; celebrating the coming together of different cultures into one family. Featuring rich harmonies blended together with traditional reggae, funk and R&B.


Sending You A Rainbow | The Pits | Peter Charles Macpherson

This is a video from The Pits’ lockdown LP 1.0, Sending You A Rainbow

Peter Charles Macpherson
Peter Charles Macpherson videos local bands and plays in a band called The Pits.


Out of Love | Scott Targett + KOWL + Calypso

The idea for Out of Love stemmed from an old Instagram clip I made for another track of mine where my good friend Kyle played a character called Gary but he wore a green suit out at the pub which I keyed out. Basically he was a silhouette acting like a bit of a di*k. A few years go by and I’d been toying with videography and wanted to make a clip all on my own and Out of Love was the perfect opportunity to slap something together which was (in my mind) kinda dodgy but with a bit of charm.

The narrative came about after my partner and I broke up and I wanted to express something that was similar. Donning the green suits, it represents an ex couples struggles, one more than the other. Having the keyed out green suits was meant to let the audience know that their situation is unique to them but also something that we all go through with love lost. Also green screens are so much fun to play around with!

Scott Targett
Scott has been professionally playing music most of his life. As a musical director, he has curated shows for festivals and worked alongside iconic Australian artists such as Shane Howard (Goanna), Mike Noga (The Drones) and Glenn Richards (Augie March). As a studio session musician, Scott has worked on a variety of records ranging in style from Afro-beat, Country, Lo-fi-Instrumental, Folk, Country and Soul. He is also a member of Tasmanian indie-rock band Lennon Wells and a touring member of Golden Guitar winning band the Wolfe Brothers.

KOWL
KOWL aka Cal Young is an artist and producer from Hobart, whose music has been described as “Disco-Tinged House,” though he habitually self-describes it as “Beach House House.” Outside of Robotikus and Calypso, Cal has produced tracks for such notable Australian artists as Asta and Hugo Bladel, and in 2017 released his collaborative hit single ‘Just Words’ with Juno Award-winning Canadian, Guyanese, Indian artist Anjulie. 

Calypso
Melbourne-via-Tassie artist Calypso is a singer songwriter and producer. After finishing her study at Hobart’s Conservatorium of Music and delving into the eclectic world of folk music in Edinburgh, Calypso returned to Australia to pursue electronic music and now releases her own unique blend of subdued electronic/acoustic sounds where her voice is the captivating centrepiece. Together with KOWL, Calypso is also one half of electronic duo S L O W who have played major festivals including Falls Festival, Party in the Paddock, Dark Mofo, Bigsound and A Festival Called Panama. 


Truth | The Blue Water Bandits | Steven Pecl

On the day the song and film clip Truth was released by The Blue Water Bandits, the writer and band member Ben Corrigan shared the following: 

The last couple of years have been quite the journey, and I made a deal with myself: if I was to get through my illness and out the other side, I would get back into my music…I am lucky enough to also be working with some very talented friends of mine, who have helped this creation come together…This name came about after having to face my situation and redefine what I thought was important and what was not; I had to be brutally true with myself about what was going on and face it head on – to be true to myself and my family and friends and just be the real me without the bullshit. From this feeling then came the song…


The Blue Water Bandits (Ben Corrigan, Helen Crowther, Bede Crowley, and Jeremy Price)
From the South of lutruwita (Tasmania), The Bluewater Bandits are a blend of ambience, alternative rock, and indie/soul. Growing up near the beaches surrounding The Southern Coast, our music is infused with the tales of The Island, sea & land.

Steven Pecl, Filmmaker
With a day job as a nurse, in his spare time, Steven Pecl has dabbled over the years in writing, acting, stand-up comedy, filmmaking, and photography – a self-proclaimed jack of all trades, master of none.


Absinthe | Tai Harlii | Dameza Walsh

The Absinthe video clip was a DIY project filmed by Dameza Walsh and edited by Tai Harlii. The video centres around water and contains liquid imagery which were compiled by manipulating dyes with water, milk and movement and filmed on an iphone. A GoPro, lights and projectors were also used to create scenes under and above water and the visuals escalate to flow with the emotions and dynamics of the song. Absinthe has a definite lo-fi aesthetic but the clips were very slowly and meticulously gathered over nine months of sessions to create a visual that reflected the songs sentiment.

Tai Harlii
Tasmania/Lutruwita based Tai Harlii was visualised into reality by singer and songwriter Jamie Taylor and the project has been performed solo and with a live band since late 2018 in both Tasmania and on the mainland. Tai Harlii songs lean towards futuristic R&B and progressive soul and with influences ranging anywhere from metal to jazz the project has been dubbed as sporting a “Jazz-Goth” vibe.


Faded Memories | Koh-Dee | Kevin Gintzburger

Faded Memories. A song created by Jarin White and I, with the video created by Kevin Gintzburger.

Cody Webberley
Cody Webberley or better known by his stage name of ‘Koh-Dee’ is an electronic music producer / DJ from Sorell, Tasmania. Cody operates from his personal music production studio, where he releases a mixture of indie electronica songs – a sonic blend of lo-fi, hip hop and trap / bass music. Koh-Dee has released one full-length album, two EP albums, many many single releases, and one video game soundtrack.


This event is part of Winter Light 2022 and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre

Music, art, costume, VR and film are the tools PARKER uses to implore us to travel through the hallways of her mind in Body of Work. From breaking up to dreaming big her work propels us on a journey that’s a poetic evaluation of liminality. In the waiting rooms of life, potentiality implores us to take a chance, to lament, to wander and to wonder– PARKER is our guide.

Using sound and vision to sculpt and disrupt space, each exhibition in the series reacts explicitly to the architecture in which it is held– no two visits are the same. Each show is incomplete without you, the audience, to participate in this Body of Work.

17 – 21 August 2022
11am – 4pm daily
Long Gallery


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.


Tash Parker

A white woman with brown hair and blue eyes looks directly to camera. She is wearing a blue silken top and has it covering part of her chin. We see her from the shoulders up. She stands in front of a peach background.
Photo: Isabella Connelly

Tash Parker (PARKER)  is a multidisciplinary artist and musician born in Western Australia and raised on a tropical fruit farm in the North East Kimberley, now based in Launceston Tasmania.  Her music is a powerhouse of retro-futurist electronica that soars with glossy synths and commanding vocals.

Her artistic practice is centred around reactionary works in collaboration with musicians, visual artists and technology artists to curate multi-sensory experiences:

“I write about what is real and happening whether that be about my own relationships and experience in my body or an imagined reality of a space travelling future ancestor.” –PARKER


The Visual Artists

Photo: supplied by the artist

Briony Law
Briony Law is a visual artist currently based in Brisbane, Australia who works primarily with sculpture, moving image and installation. Her practice explores aspects of human ecology, urbanisation and the complex systems of mediation at play in parks, reserves and conservation areas. Her work observes social practices in these places and notions of nature connectedness
www.brionylaw.com

Photo: supplied by the artist

Gina Thorstensen
Gina Thorstensen is an artist, illustrator, animator based in Oslo, Norway. She holds a masters in VR filmmaking and has worked on award winning animated films and music videos (Gotye – Giving Me A Chance).  Gina has exhibited in Barcelona, Berlin & Copenhagen and has a strong practice in collaboration with fashion designers, musicians, artists and filmmakers.
www.ginathorstensen.com


Photo: supplied by the artist

Hans Van Vliet
Long time collaborator with Tash Parker, Hans Van Vliet is a live musician (Wafia, PARKER, Hunz & 7 Bit Hero) a music producer (PARKER, Hunz & 7bit Hero) and an animator/game designer based in Brisbane. He is the creator of 7bit Hero, an interactive live performance video game, the Creative Director for Kids psychology game, Rumbles Quest and Game Director for Children’s book app Kindergo.

Photo: supplied by the artist

Jacob Collings
Jacob is a nipaluna based filmmaker who is driven by conveying the internal feelings of life and telling the stories of those around him. He has engaged in projects with National Geographic, ABC, Channel 7 and STAN, He got his start as a freelancer, working on music and Arts projects across Australia.

Photo: supplied by the artist

Jaymis Loveday 
Jaymis is a video director and creative technologist. He pushes the dimensions of video and live performances by mixing VR, robots, cameras, 3D printers, drones, music, electronics, computer gaming, programming, lighting, animation, and explosions.  He is a live VJ performer for bands 7bit Hero, Tim Shiel and Nonsemble, and the creator of Cinema Swarm: the Autonomous Subject Tracking Robotic Camera System.
www.jaymis.com

Lillian Bell
Lillian Bell is an offgrid artist based in regional Victoria.  Lillian uses drawing, sculpture, ceramics, light, found objects and stop motion animation to tell imagined histories of women.  She shines a light on possible hidden and untold stories buried by the patriarchy.

Photo: supplied by the artist

Ursula Woods
Ursula Woods is a filmmaker based in southern Tasmania. She is a current member of the Australian Directors Guild (ADG), Women in Film and Television (WIFT) and Wide Angle Tasmania. Ursula is best known for her short film Clockumentary, which was selected and shown at a variety of festivals including the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2020 and Far South Film Festival 2021.
www.ursulawoods.com


The Muscians

Emma Anglesey
Emma’s songs have been playlisted by Double J and ABC Radio and used by Triple J to advertise Unearthed. Emma has performed at Woodford Folk Festival, A festival called Panama, Falls Festival, Party in the Paddock, Dark Mofo and Mona Foma, and toured with Guy Pearce, The Waifs and JUNO award winning Canadian band The East Pointers. In 2018 she showcased at Australia’s SXSW BIGSOUND.

Photo: Thomas Wood

Emi Doi
Emi Doi is a 23-year-old keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter, currently creating and working in her hometown of nipaluna, Hobart. A local music enthusiast and current member of local indie-pop four-piece ‘ACRES’, she has performed across a range of venues and festivals throughout Tasmania, including the Falls Festival and Party in the Paddock, supporting the likes of the Rubens and the Creases. She has recently jumped on board as a keyboardist for Hobart-based artist CELESTE and Launceston-based artist PARKER.


Behind the scenes
Creative support and development for exhibitions and performances

Photo: supplied by the artist

Michelle Boyde – Costume Design
Michelle is a freelance Tasmanian designer working across costume, fashion, stage and film.   Her work has been commissioned by numerous high profile cultural organisations including Chunky Move Dance Co., Melbourne Fashion Week, Mona, Dark Mofo and Design Tasmania and her designs have graced the backs of a plethora of independent artists locally and abroad.
www.boyde.com.au

Photo: Felipe Pagani

Allison Bell
Award winning Soprano Allison Bell is one of the leading and most exciting performers of 20th and 21st century music of her generation. Allison is also a celebrated voice teacher and peak performance coach, teaching both privately and within young artist programs and universities. Allison is a mentor and coach to the next generation of singing stars – from professional opera and classical singers to cross-over performers such as Kate Miller-Heidke, Allison’s students are leaders in their genres, internationally.
www.allisonbellsoprano.com

VR equipment provided by Soma Lumia
www.somalumia.art