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An afternoon with Tromarama: Albert Park College Students

Open House: Tromarama for Kids, created by Contemporary Indonesian art collective Tromarama, captures the excitement of interacting with new technologies to transform everyday experiences into artworks. In June, Tromarama’s three filmmakers spent an afternoon talking about their work and making stop-motion animations with a group of young people for the NGV Teens program Meet the Artists. Among the attendees were a group of students from Albert Park College, who were invited to document the program and interview the artists.

Young film maker Oliver Marks captured the experience at NGV International in this short film.

“In June, myself and a few other students had the opportunity to meet an artist group known as Tromarama. We spent the day in the NGV talking and hanging out with the artists. We were able to interview them and gain a strong insight on the processes they go through, their thoughts and their experiences on their long projects. I was given the opportunity to film their exhibition as well as record the interview. With this footage I could put together a couple short films documenting our experience with them. The biggest thing I took away from the artist group is their persistence and determination to make content. I admire how hard they work, often with a small budget.” – Oliver Marks, Albert Park College.

If you have yet to experience Open House: Tromarama for Kids, visit NGV International today. This free exhibition closes on 18 Oct.

Open House: Tromarama for Kids is generously supported by The Dewhurst Family. The NGV Kids program is supported by the Truby & Florence Williams Charitable Trust.

The NGV wishes to acknowledge The Ullmer Family Foundation for their generous support of NGV Teens.