When the William Kentridge: Five Themes exhibition opened at ACMI in March, only metres away from the gallery, out in Fed Square, a group of artists were paying homage to Kentridge with works of their own.
For the first week of the exhibition, Fed Square was home to Nebula, a portable, purpose-built studio space for artists of all abilities. Inside Nebula, a group of artists from the Art Day South program spent the week creating stop motion animations in the charcoal sketch style made famous by Kentridge in works like ‘Tide Table’. The studio attracted all types of attention from passers-by, with a steady flow of visitors throughout the week curious to see what was going on.
An Arts Access Victoria project, Nebula will be moving on from its inaugural week at Fed Square to travel around the country, delivering workshops and bringing a little bit of colour and inspiration to its surroundings.
To hear the full story of how Nebula came to be and to see what happened when William Kentridge himself dropped by, check out our interview with Nebula’s Artistic Director Rhiann Hinckley.
– James Arneman, Media Studio Production Technician, ACMI