Louise Curham is an Australian film maker/visual artist. Working predominantly with found and obsolete moving image materials, Louise’s work addresses the givens of cinema – specifically its usually fixed relationships between projection, audience and image. She works in film performance, installation, experimental film and the re-enactment of live art.
Bachelor Film & Television, VCA School of Film & Television, Melbourne 1993
Master of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney 2004
Graduate Certificate Audiovisual Archiving, Charles Sturt University, 2005
Graduate Diploma Information Science (Archives & Records) Edith Cowan University 2010
PhD, Centre for Creative & Cultural Research, Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra, commenced 2014
The Film Remains the Same, You Are Here Festival, Canberra 2014
Spartak at CCAS Nov 2014
Unconsious Archives at Café Oto, London with Alison Blunt, June 2013
Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre with Alister Spence Trio, April 2013
Jazz at the Loft, Canberra with Alister Spence, Raymond McDonald & Shoeb Ahmad, Jan 2013
SoundOut Festival, Canberra 2013, 2014
Melbourne International Arts Festival, Soak, with the Australian Art Orchestra, 2010
Jazz Visions Festival, Sound Lounge, Sydney, 2010
Smack Bang Festival, Red Rattler, Sydney, Jan 2010
NZ International Film Festival- Frames Per Second A Film of One’s Own, Auckland, 2009
Waiting to Turn into Puzzles at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, 2008
Val Camonica Pieces, Victorian Arts Centre, 2007
OtherFilm annual festival, Brisbane 2006-8; NowNow annual exploratory music festival, Sydney, 2006-9
A Film of One’s Own [Fugue Solos], Performance Space 2005, NZ Film Archive Media Gallery Wellington 2006, Te Manawa ART Palmerston North, NZ 2006
Floodgate (2006) College Gallery, QUT in the OtherFilm Festival, 2006
Moving Still Life Blackwood Gallery Melbourne 1999, UNSW Hutchison Gallery 2002, Kudos GallerySydney 2004
Herbaceous, NZ Film Archive Auckland, 2003
Selected Group Exhibitions
Slowing Down Time, Belconnen Arts Centre 2015, Articulate Project Space, Sydney Mar 2014 & FCA Gallery, Wollongong Aug, 2014
Still Life | Moving Fragments, Belconnen Arts Centre; Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney 2012
Propositions and Game Plans, Melbourne International Arts Festival, 2007
Kudos Gallery 10th birthday exhibition, Sydney, 2007; Young Blood, Kudos Gallery 2004
Masters of COFA, Ivan Dougherty Gallery Sydney, 2004
Selected re-enactment events
Teaching & Learning Cinema expanded cinema re-enactment projects inc. Horror Film 1, CCAS June 2014; Hollow in the Paper, CAST, Hobart 2013; Unconscious Archives Salon, London 2013; Critical Path dialogues, Syd May 2013; The Parlour in 13 Rooms, Sydney April 2013; Imprint, Artspace Sydney, 2009; Performance Space, Sydney 2007.
As curator & convenor
Sydney Moving Image Coalition events and screenings, 2003 – 2006; The Teaching & Learning Cinema,2006 ongoing,2013 Photochemical Games and 16mm from the ‘70s the films of artist Malcolm Le Grice at BAC, Canberra 2013, 2016 Poetry Festival film program, Canberra.
Bundanon 2012; University of Wollongong artist-in-residence 2008; BankART 1929 Artists-in-studios residency Yokohama Japan 2007; Performance Space 2007; UNSW union artist-in-residence 2002.
Dance films: Knee Deep in Thin Air 1992; Fugue in Pursuit of Flight 1994; Slipped 1997;Doona Grrl,Transparent 2000 Other films: Johnny & Irenie 1993;The Princess & The Pea 2000; Tenho Saudades (with Peter Humble) 2004; Conimbla 2009.