ANAT Communications on Tue, 17 Apr 2007 21:20:22 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> MEDIA RELEASE::Portable Worlds Kicks Off!

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The Portable Worlds exhibition of mobile phone art will tour major SA regional centres throughout 2007 as part of Country Arts SA's visual arts touring program.

Works by some of Australia's best-known media artists will be on display, reflecting on the changing shape of communication and community. Utilising the mobile phone as a creation tool and a personalised viewing space, these works explore miniatures and reflect on movement through Australian spaces.

The program will also present a two-day workshop for 13-19 year olds in each location to develop skills in making artworks for mobile phones. Works created by youth in these workshops will also form part of the exhibition.

The tour kicks off in Mt. Gambier at the Riddoch Art Gallery, 6pm, April 13th, with an introduction by Sasha Grbich, program producer and media artist.

Artworks are available for viewing on the
Portable Worlds website:

Portable Worlds is presented by the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT); Australia's leading media and cross-disciplinary arts organization. ANAT provides skills development, research and networking opportunities for artists who engage with emerging technologies. A key focus of our 2007/08 program is the impact of mobile and wireless technologies with a focus on youth and regional audiences.

For more information, images and interviews please contact:
Tamara Baillie
Ph: 0428 837 817

ANAT is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts its arts funding and advisory body, by the South Australian Government through Arts SA and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

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