Tim Burton chooses his favourite local Australian artworks

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Tuesday 28 September 2010.

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To celebrate Tim Burton: The Exhibition, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) held an online exhibition for local artistic talent, the best works of which have been selected by artist and filmmaker, Tim Burton.

The online exhibition and competition called In a Burton Wonderland invited budding artists to submit original art and photography inspired by Tim Burton and his extensive creative output.

Today, Tim’s shortlist is announced and voting thrown open to the public to select the top artwork.

Since May, artists of all ages, levels, disciplines and locations around Australia have submitted 300 still image works exhibited in ACMI’s online gallery.

ACMI Screen Events Manager, Helen Simondson, is thrilled with the response. “ACMI has tapped into some extraordinary local creative talent to construct a fantastical online gallery of Burton-inspired artwork,” she said.

Artist and filmmaker Tim Burton said; “I’ve been really impressed with the quality of work that I’ve seen in the In A Burton Wonderland online gallery. The artworks are so varied and interesting that it made it very hard to choose the top fourteen. All the artists who submitted work to ACMI should be really proud of their creations.”

Tim’s top fourteen announced today are:

• A Waterfall of a Carnival – Kayla Joy Giese (Pen, digital ‘negative’ colour alteration)
• Devil’s Balloon – Aleck Morton (Biro, Watercolour, Photoshop)
• Think We May Need Time Apart – Courtney Brims (Pencil on paper)
• Buttons – Julie Ramsden (Crocheted with discarded mixed yarns. Fimo, wire, craft stuffing, buttons)
• Gossamer Decay – Shauna Phoon (Digital photography)
• Love never Dies – Jennifer Reuter (Fineliner inking, Inkscape coloring and shading in GIMP)
• Mom & Children – Ricardo Nunez (Acrylic on wood)
• Sk©innamon – Mez Breeze (Photo manipulation, digital print)
• Skeleton Cowboys – Fee Harding (Ink, Pen, Paper)
• Sparkle Vomit – Jarrah Chambers (Photoshop)
• Tea & Sympathy – Rhiannon Mowat (Acrylic on canvas and digital)
• Through the eyes of a child – Matt Bottos (Photography, Digital editing)
• We’re All Mad Here – Jodee Taylah (Digital: Photoshop and Wacom Tablet)
• Zombie – Julie Ramsden (Crocheted Sculpture)

Tim Burton himself selected his top fourteen artworks and now the vote is open to the public to vote on their favourite artwork online by visiting the ACMI Blog.

Public voting closes at 5pm Wed 13th October

Tim Burton: The Exhibition is open for three more weeks and must close on Sunday 10 October 2010. The exhibition is exclusive to ACMI in the Southern Hemisphere.

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