So much goodness in this post! Finally the release of the epic Happyland doco from Kaffeine and crew, along with a rad exhibition opening! Read on below…
“CELEBRATE THIS SPECIAL PROJECT WITH US, THE DAY BEFORE THE GLOBAL PREMIERE OF OUR DOCUMENTARY!
HAPPYLAND: The paintings, photography + process behind the making of the HAPPYLAND documentary, world premiering at the 2017 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, ACMI, Federation Square.
Kaff-eine + her international team recently reunited with the two notorious and impoverished dumpsite communities of Baseco + Happyland, Manila, creating + installing a collection of ‘art tarpaulins’ that featured Kaff-eine’s portraits of 10 community personalities. The resulting open-air exhibition celebrated the communities, while also providing them with much-needed resources for shelter.
The HAPPYLAND exhibition includes Kaff-eine’s powerful watercolour portraits of the personalities on the art-tarps including schoolchildren, community workers, laundrywomen, child scavengers, karaoke stars + gangsters. It includes fine art photographs from Marti, Geric + Geloy (‘Pinshands’), who captured the tarp installation process + slum life, which included scavenging, + cooking recycled garbage to eat. The exhibition also includes vignettes of everyday Happyland life, + unique recycled-garbage products made by local garbage-scavenger communities.
Raw, confronting + visually striking, the HAPPYLAND exhibition invites audiences to meet the communities that have such fearsome reputations, + follow how new friends from very different backgrounds collaborate to bring an ambitious project to life in the wastelands of Manila.
Proudly part of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival ♥ EXHIBITION RUNS 5-21 MAY 2017
( Pre-release tickets to the global premiere of the HAPPYLAND documentary on Saturday 6 May are currently SOLD OUT however tickets for May 8th extra showing are available via the HRAFF website:http://2016.hraff.org.au/
Head down this Friday to the opening, and if you’re keen you shoukd try to get tickets to the second showing if the doco! Spewing I’m out if the country and gunna miss this. Damnit.
Where: No Vacancy Project Space, Atrium Federation Square
When: show opens Frisay 5th May from 6pm to 9pm and runs until the 22nd May 2017