dLux MediaArts and Artereal Gallery have partnered to deliver a quarterly screening program celebrating emerging artists working in screen-based mediums. Now into its second year, 'IS THIS ART?' has been met with overwhelming enthusiasm from artists and audiences nationally, and the program continues to grown with each event.

We are proud to announce the Emerging Writers' Program. For the first time, the 26 August 2015 screening will see the exhibiting artists paired with emerging writers; to launch new work and contribute to a dialectic around emerging video art practices in Australia, advancing the national profile of this expanding platform.

In accompaniment to the screening program and catalogue publication, a live conversation on collecting video art will be chaired by Tara Morelos, Director of dLux MediaArts. This dynamic discussion will air questions prepared by and for emerging artists and art collectors. Guest speakers include Sean Morris, private collector and Director of Square One Studios and Sydney-based artist and musician, David Asher Brook. The conversation will be recorded and published by dLux MediaArts as a resource for art collectors and emerging artists interested in acquiring or exhibiting video art.

The diverse program of works selected for IS THIS ART? August 2015 presents undergraduate, postgraduate students and recent graduates from around Australia, using the single channel-screen as a view into selfhood, a host of different worlds and the medium itself.

Artereal Gallery, Sydney | Wednesday, 26 August 2015 | 5pm to 8pm 

5pm: Refreshments and the chance to view the current Future Process Exhibition featuring work by Nyah Isabel Cornish, Portland Francis, Nicholas Ives, Ryan McGennisken, Nicholas McGinnity and Dean Thompson. Curated by Ryan McGennisken and Michael Staniak.

5:45pm: Conversation on collecting video art, chaired by Tara Morelos, Director of dLux MediaArts.

7pm: IS THIS ART? screening program.



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