Fans of artist David Bromley have just four days to snap up an exclusive painting titled Film Ahoy, which he created for this year’s SHORTS Film Festival.
The painting is being sold on ebay in order to reach the widest possible audience.
As patron of the SHORTS Film Festival, David donates a painting every year to the festival to help raise funds for the event.
All monies raised will be used to develop the festival to benefit emerging filmmakers from around Australia.
Last year’s artwork sold for over $14,000.
The artwork is also used each year as the basis for the festival poster, which are also now becoming collectors pieces in their own right.
Film Ahoy produced for the 2009 SHORTS Film Festival references cinematic themes.
“As a kid, I used to love going to the drive-in where the big screen seemed to loom almost like a landscape,” said David.
“The image is a playoff between the screen and the children, but it’s not like they are sitting in the picture theatre. The screen is more of an abstract, it’s a slightly dreamy scene and a metaphor for the children’s imagination.”
The 2009 SHORTS Film Festival runs until Saturday at the Queens Theatre with screenings every night.
Wednesday 9 December at 7pm
Thursday 10 December at 7pm
Friday 11 December at 7pm
Saturday 12 December 2009 (Award Night Gala) at 6:30pm
Tickets are priced at $15 for screenings between December 9 and 11. Tickets are $30 for the Award Night Gala.
Concessions (seniors, students, unemployed and group bookings over 6) receive $5 off all tickets.
Patrons must be aged 18 years and over.
For more information, visit the SHORTS Film Festival website at www.shortsfilmfestival.com