COLLECTORS/COLLECTIONS:WAIKERIE FILMS (CCWF) is a 3year project in creative partnership with the Waikerie District Historical Society, The Waikerie Film Preservation Group, the artists Nadia Cusimano and Paul Gazzola (OSCA Artistic Director) and OSCA - Open Space Contemporary Arts. CCWF focuses on the preservation and presentation of 8mm films made by Waikerie residents and the associated knowledge related to each films content. These films form an integral part in recording the town's cultural history as well as highlighting a period of time when the Waikerie Filmo club was actively making short artistic films.
CCWF reveals how specialization and the personal, provides the catalyst for a unique and socially inclusive cultural project about people, local histories, diversity, place and the evolution of the Waikerie communities' post war development. A 4dvd set of the collected films plus booklet will preserve these histories for future generations.
Outcomes in Waikerie as part of the 2018 SA History Festival include
25 May - 6 to 9pm / Video projections on historic Waikerie street walls
26 May - 7 to 10pm / Gala event and launch of project booklet and dvd set
25 - 27 May - 3day exhibition at the Waikerie Institute, McCoy st plus shop front screenings
COLLECTORS/COLLECTIONS:WAIKERIE FILMS has been supported by County Arts SA, The Regional Australia Fund, ART SA, SA History Fund, FRRR and the Riverland West Chamber of Commerce.