08.09.18 Workshop: Video & Sound as art and documentary


Video and sound as art and documentary provides a basic introduction to the potential of the medium to facilitate engaging moving-image content for different contexts.

This full-day workshop will encompass examples, theory and practical activities that explores the use of participants personal equipment to create content that is either experimental or follows general documentary techniques. 

The workshop will introduce participants to basic editing techniques through the facilitators examples. Participants with Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro CC on their laptops can request basic to intermediate support.

This workshop is delivered in conjunction with Oceans From Here opening at ACP Project Space Gallery from the 7 September to the 20 October 2018.

Please note: This workshop will not provide advanced editing.

Prerequisites and

  • Camera Craft 1, or relevant experience.
  • A video recording device: smart phone; DSLR with moving image recording capabilities; consumer camcorder; professional video camera.
  • Audio recording device: zoom recorder or similar; voice memos or equivalent on a smart phone
  • Laptop with idea editing software, however the workshop will introduce basic smart phone editing (using iMovie on a iPhone) and provide access to digital suite for editing.


Digital Suite
Building 11
National Art School
Cnr Forbes & Burton Sts
Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010


About Chris Bennie

Chris Bennie is an artist living in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. 

His work has been included in national and international group exhibitions including Innerspace, Canberra Contemporary Artspace (2015); The National Artists Self Portrait Prize, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane (2013); New Psychedelia, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane (2011); Photo LA, Los Angeles (2010); Biennale of Sydney: Revolutions – Forms That Turn (2008); Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2008); and +Plus Factors, Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2006).

His solo exhibitions include: When Will We Ever be Forever Together, Alaska Projects, Sydney (2015); Control Rooms + The Waves, PhotoAccess, Canberra (2015);  Five Films of Fortuitous Frivolous Fervent, The Wandering Room, Brisbane (2012); A Wee Sunset, Linden Contemporary Art Centre, Melbourne (2010); Jordie, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia Project Space, Adelaide (2009); Chris Bennie Doctorate of Visual Art Exhibition, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane (2009); and Slower, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2003).

He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Clayton Utz Art Award (2014); Gold Coast Art Award (2012); Swell Sculpture Award (2013); Australia Council for the Arts mid-career New Work grant (2013); and Regional Arts Development Fund (2013). In 2014 Chris researched tsunami-affected communities and objects in Japan as part of an Asialink Residency at Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo.


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Image courtesy and © the artist: Installation of Chris Bennie, Moon from Mood Swings at POP Gallery, 2017.