- Stills photography exhibition on the theme of making a difference
- The best of new screen apps and interactive screen based experiences
- Art exhibition on BOFA themes
Highlights from BOFA 2012
In 2012 Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, one of Australia’s leading regional arts facilities, mounted FREE exhibitions related to cinema and Tasmania including:
- The best of the entries in the 2012 “Essence of Tasmania” and “Make a Difference” short film competitions conducted by BOFA during 2012
- curated screening program showcasing the best Tassie shorts, TVCs, docs, animations, apps, drama, games, and corporates from the past two years. (Saturday 10th November, Festival Hub)
- Scott Gelston’s fabulous stills photography exhibition Captured: Rock music which changed the world
QVMAG was also the venue for a celebration of BOFA’s Tasmanian roots with food and wine events, the Festival Hub and parties.
In 2011 QVMAG curated three exhibitions for BOFA:
- The Corrick Collection of priceless silent film
- an exhibition of 2011 Artistic Director Bradley Patrick’s still photographs of leading directors and stars
- and a Digital Futures display by NBN Co and the UTAS H.I.T. Lab
BOFA has an obvious advantage in the form of an attractive screening hub around the QVMAG Museum. This spacious and stylishly designed arts and museum precinct on the edge of town includes a couple of screening theatres, a planetarium (where I greatly enjoyed Lynette Wallworth’s underwater-themed installation, Coral Rekindling Venus) and a meeting room for talk sessions.
There’s also a spacious festival hub that, like similar clubs at the larger festivals, acts as an informal meeting space, with snack and drink counters, that can also transform into a suitable venue for public sessions.
- Lynden Barber, film journalist