button in toolbar for more information.
Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : February 18th 2009
www.innerwestweekly.com.au THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 PHONE 9018 3592 80c incl. GST Life is but a dream SHIREEN KHALIL Ben Wilson, of McDonald College, with his Artexpress work. Picture: Phil Blatch ~pP245065 BENJAMIN Wilson has mastered the enviable art of turning a dream into reality. The former McDonald College, North Strathfield, student is one of three Inner West HSC students whose artwork features in the 2009 Artexpress exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW. Wilson created a 51/2-minute film combining dreams and re- ality. ''There's a boy and a girl who begin to form a relationship in a dream world and their dream takes over reality and the two become one,'' Wilson said. The 18-year-old, who had his two friends to play the characters, said the hardest part was coming up with the storyline. ''It took about two weeks, but I got a lot of my inspiration and style by a surrealist director, Michel Gondry, and also from the feeling of loneliness and wanting to be loved,'' he said. One of the main scenes, which was shot in a cardboard bedroom he created in his parent's garage, took Wilson one week to create. ''Everything was made from cardboard, from the windows, to the carpet, bedside tables and the lamps and I actually had to get my parents to park on the street while I was filming,'' he said. Wilson worked until 5am at times but said the best thing was being able to isolate himself in the film. The aspiring director has been offered a one-year scholar- ship at the Sydney Film School. Also on board the Artexpress -- at the Art Gallery of NSW until April 19 -- is MLC's Alexandra Kang, who produced 12 pieces of photography, and Trinity Gram- mar School's Leo Turem, who produced a creative animation called The Factory.
February 11th 2009
February 25th 2009