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Critical Games: The Golden Mile, by Alexander Jackson Wyatt
Currently working on projects in Italy, Germany and Slovakia and Sydney, Australia, Alexander Jackson Wyatt works across installation and image production within an exchange with institutions. Born in 1989, he studied at the National Art School in Sydney (2007-2010) and finished with First Class Honours in Drawing. During 2011, he undertook studio residencies at SNO Sydney and the Queen Street Studios, and then 2012 at the SPINNEREI in Leipzig. He received an ArtStart Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts to set up an emerging arts practice. From October 2012 started working with Armin Linke and Michael Clegg (Clegg and Guttman) as a guest student at the University for Art and Design (HFG) at the ZKM in Karlsruhe. During this time he received the inaugural Giorgio Armani commission, involving subsequent residencies in Milan and Sydney in early 2013 to complete a major new work.
During their residency at SUDLAB (July 2013), Alexander Jackson Wyatt and Paulina Semkowicz have been elaborating an intermedia practice aiming to rethink the geographical, urban and historical-cultural context of the area at the foot of the Vesuvius. They did so going through “L’Antica via Regia” of Portici, a space from the excavation of Ercolano to the National Park of the Vesuvius reaching the Observatory at the crater of the Vesuvius. The results of their public engagements have flowed into a multimedia and interactive environment made of photographs, digital videos, installations and a photobook Critical Games: The Golden Mile.
14 November-8 December
from Monday to Friday H: 11.00 -18.00 – Saturday by appointment only
II Viale Melina, 4-6 Portici (Naples)
Brighton Secondary School Concert Choir performing in Italy
The Brighton Secondary School Concert Choir will be performing four concerts in Italy in December under the auspices of the music association Vivere in Musica’s Festival “Millenium in Musica – Omaggio a Giovanni Paolo II”.
The first concert will be held in Pesaro at the Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta on 6 December. The second concert will take place in Rome on 8 December in Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Piazza della Minerva at 7.30 pm.
There will be two performances on 9 December in Rome, one at 3.00 pm in the Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere, Piazza S.Maria in Trastevere and a concert at 6.00 pm in the Basilica di S.Maria ad Martyres – Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda.
Admission to all concerts is free.
World FICTS Challenge in Milan
From 4 to 8 December Milan will host the World Final of the “World FICTS Challenge”, the world championship of Television, Cinema, Communication and Sports Culture, which takes place across 5 continents and is organised by the FICTS (Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs). 113 nations are taking part and is recognised by the International Olympic Committee.
Two productions are competing for Australia: “Dream Racer” in the Car Races category and “Crossing the Ice” for the Extreme Sports category. Both films will be shown on 7 December, “Dream Racer” at 5.05 pm and “Crossing the Ice” 9.45 pm.
7 December, at 5.05 pm and 9.45 pm
Piazza Mercanti, 2
Salvatore Cimmino's Swim the Globe Project
Salvatore Cimmino, an Italian amputee swimmer, recently took part in the Rottnest Channel Swim off the coast of Western Australian near Perth. The swim was part of Salvatore’s Swim the Globe project through which he raises awareness of the obstacles disabled people face in making a full contribution to society. Salvatore received organisational support for his swim from, among others, the Australian Embassy in Rome and the Italian Consulate in Perth. A video of the swim and further details of the Swim the Globe project are Salvatore's website.
Rugby League ties between Italy and Australia
Ambassador David Ritchie recently met representatives of the Italian Rugby League Federation to discuss the close ties between Italy and Australia in this sport and to congratulate the Federation on Italy’s qualification for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup which will be hosted in England and Wales in the autumn. The Italian team features a number of Italo-Australian players, many of whom play professional rugby league in Australia. More information...