ANAT’s pixel.play project has won the ‘Innovation in Digital Media’ category at the SA Short Screen Awards.
Pixel.play is a digital arts education program that engages young artists in creative practice through the use of everyday technologies to make creative screen content for the mobile phone screen.
The pixel.play program has been developed by the Australian Network for Art & Technology, led by emerging producer Sasha Grbich.
Over the past 18 months the program has delivered workshops and mentoring to over 200 young artists (13 -22 years old) from over 200 schools in both metropolitan and regional SA with major programs have been running in Whyalla, Port Lincoln and Adelaide.
Accepting the award on behalf of ANAT, Executive Director Dr Melinda Rackham acknowledged the ‘real winners’ – the young artists who participated and the program’s Producer Sasha Grbich.
Pixel.play was initiated by ANAT’s former Director Julianne Pierce.
ANAT thanked the project’s sponsors which include Country Arts SA, SA Youth Arts Board, SA Film Corporation and the Australia Council for the Arts, through their Emerging Producers in the Community program. Thanks also went to to Holly Owen and Hugh Davies who assisted with many of the workshops.
While producing fantastic artworks, the program also develops confidence with creative practice and digital technology amongst participants and the most appropriate exhibition platform for the works are the mobile phone handsets of students who participated, now screening in a schoolyard near you!
For more information about ANAT and the pixel.play project, please contact:
Tamara Baillie, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph: (08) 8231 9037
ANAT is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, the South Australian Government through Arts SA, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.