Melbourne animation shortlisted for Guggenheim Museum

Published:  October 2, 2010
Melbourne animation shortlisted for Guggenheim Museum

An animated piece by Melbourne-based Darcy Prendergast is in the running to be part of an exhibition held at the world famous Guggenheim Museum in New York. The exhibition will be held in conjunction with YouTube and Lucky is one of the 125 entries shortlisted from over 23,000 submissions.

Lucky was created using a long exposure technique, where Prendergast and his team drew in the sky with glow sticks or coloured torches. One image is created from 25 seconds of exposure. To check out how it turned out, see the video below.

Produced in musical collaboration with Melbourne band All India Radio, Lucky has racked up over 380,000 views online so far. The video has already scooped awards globally and back home in Australia, including winning best animated video at St Kilda Film Festival and scoring three nominations at the ATOM awards. The video also got a nod from the judges in the recent Desktop CREATE:Awards, snagging second runner up in the animation category.

Prendergast has worked on productions such as Mary and Max, Cadbury commercials and several of his own successful shorts. To find out more about him, check out this interview he did with Desktop earlier this year.

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