Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine

Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine are a collaborative artist duo who create immersive animated storie

You Were In My Dream is now showing in Fairy Tales, the summer exhibition at  Dec 2 2023 - 28 April 2024!Exciting to see...
14/12/2023

You Were In My Dream is now showing in Fairy Tales, the summer exhibition at Dec 2 2023 - 28 April 2024!

Exciting to see posters up for the show at Hadfield in Melbourne’s north - we will travel up in February next year to run a workshop with teachers on Saturday 10th February.

Thanks to Van’s dad for the install pic and to curator Amanda Slack-Smith and the team at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art for taking such good care of our interactive 2010 work which is still going strong! Special thanks to programmer sound designer and carpenter .

1, 7, 8. Stills from You Were In My Dream (2010).
2. Still from the website.
3. Poster for Fairy Tales at bus stop in East St Hadfield.
4, 5. Review of the show the The Guardian (link in bio).
6. The work at .

Matching! 🔥❤️
10/11/2023

Matching! 🔥❤️

Night Creatures is premiering in North American at  festival in Toronto alongside many other amazing XR works!! 🦇🔥Night ...
17/09/2023

Night Creatures is premiering in North American at festival in Toronto alongside many other amazing XR works!!
🦇🔥

Night Creatures was made possible through the XR commission supported by Ling Ang and produced by in association with 🙏

We’re excited for Toronto’s FIVARS (Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories) which Night Creatur...
06/09/2023

We’re excited for Toronto’s FIVARS (Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories) which Night Creatures is a part of. From September 15 to October 3rd you can access their awesome program ONLINE (as in from anywhere in the world!) as well as at their dedicated space in Toronto. Please take a look at these trailers from their program and tune in September 15!

Get a sneak preview at the incredible 2023 lineup of new works, including , , , ...

We recently spent an incredible weekend away as part of ’s 2023 lab! We are thrilled to be one of the four teams that ma...
09/05/2023

We recently spent an incredible weekend away as part of ’s 2023 lab! We are thrilled to be one of the four teams that make up the instaurai cohort, alongside the wonderful Emma Roberts and , and and and Tony Briggs, developing immersive creative documentary projects. We spent the weekend on Bunurong Country at Werribee Mansion testing out an early prototype and running a trial workshop about memory spaces. So exciting to see how this develops.

Passenger is currently screening at .eu VR cinemas in Rotterdam, Nijmegen and Haarlem as part of an amazing program put ...
04/05/2023

Passenger is currently screening at .eu VR cinemas in Rotterdam, Nijmegen and Haarlem as part of an amazing program put together by and Casette! There are 360 films as well as interactive experiences in the program, we’d love to be able to experience this in person!

Night Creatures is currently showing at  in the Netherlands in Amsterdam and Utrecht. Thanks for having us Kaboom!!The 2...
28/03/2023

Night Creatures is currently showing at in the Netherlands in Amsterdam and Utrecht. Thanks for having us Kaboom!!

The 2022 MIFF XR Commission was supported by Ling Ang

We are incredibly thrilled to announce that Night Creatures will have its international premiere at International Film F...
15/01/2023

We are incredibly thrilled to announce that Night Creatures will have its international premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam - IFFR 2023 on January 25th!!! Night Creatures will be showing as part of the Art Directions: Immersive Media program, and we will both be in Rotterdam next week for the opening!!!

https://iffr.com/en/iffr/2023/films/night-creatures

This project, like all our work, was a team effort made possible by so many incredible people and organisations. This is our third mind-bending project with our tireless producer Philippa Campey at Filmcamp who has kept us sane!! Associate producers Art Processors shared their technical, design, production and UX expertise to help us craft something we we even sure was possible! Lehmann B Smith did sound design and composed the music that transformed the work. Benjamin Portas magicked away our scrappy green screen to allow our characters to reveal themselves. Our interviewees shared their film festival stories and inspired their transformations into bats, and were an absolute delight: The Candy Bowers Cerise Howard Lucreccia Quintanilla Daen Sansbury Jacques Soddell Cassandra Tytler Richard Watts and Pinky Watson.

Night Creatures was originally commissioned by the MIFF Melbourne International Film Festival XR Commission supported by Ling Ang. MIFF took a chance and worked tirelessly with us on an augmented reality project, something they had never done before, and we are so thankful to the entire team at MIFF who supported us along the way.

It’s amazing to have this work shown internationally, and we also thank Screen Australia and VicScreen for their marketing and travel support. We can’t wait to see you Rotterdam!

Passenger is showing for a very short time in Canberra! This Thursday night at Tributary Projects, Merging Realms opens,...
15/11/2022

Passenger is showing for a very short time in Canberra! This Thursday night at Tributary Projects, Merging Realms opens, an interactive exhibition featuring our 2019 VR stop-motion film. The show runs from 17-20 November at 15 Moore St.

Merging Realms is curated by Claudia Hogan and explores ways in which the tactile and physical mediums of art interact with digital technologies. You can view Passenger on a VR headset alongside work by Rory Gillen Saskia Morrisart and Tom Buck.

31/08/2022

Play With Me, the first installation we created together in 2002, has been showing at Az W Architekturzentrum Wien as part of Serious Fun: Architecture and Games! The show ends this Monday 5/9 - see an excerpt from the walk-through with curator by Mélanie van der Hoorn talking about the work!

Showing at Az W Architekturzentrum Wien as part of “Serious Fun: Architecture and Games“ curated by Mélanie van der Hoorn and coordinated by Katherina Ritter. Sound by Cornel Wilczek and Phillip Pietruschka. Originally shown at Centre for Contemporary Photography as part of Next Wave.

https://www.azw.at/en/event/serious-fun-architektur-spiele/

Can’t make it to a cinema? Play Night Creatures at home until August 28! https://isobelandvan.8thwall.app/night-creature...
17/08/2022

Can’t make it to a cinema? Play Night Creatures at home until August 28! https://isobelandvan.8thwall.app/night-creatures/ (make sure you're on a phone!).

But there’s still 5 days of the in cinema festival to find Night Creatures at all the beautiful cinema foyers. The Capitol, ACMI, the Astor, the Forum and Hoyts.

Melbourne International Film Festival
Van Sowerwine
Isobel Knowles
Film Campmp_films
Art Processors
Lehmann B. Smith

The MIFF XR gallery at ACMI looks amazing!! Come see Night Creatures and our bat puppets 12-6pm for 4 more days until Tu...
12/08/2022

The MIFF XR gallery at ACMI looks amazing!! Come see Night Creatures and our bat puppets 12-6pm for 4 more days until Tuesday 16th August.

Use the QR code next to the puppets to view the full work, or see the bats in VR headsets inside the MIFF XR gallery.

The bats and Night Creatures will make a return for 48 hours alongside Gondwana by Ben Joseph Andrews and Emma Roberts from 12pm Thursday 18th to 12pm Saturday 20th August.

What a party! We launched Night Creatures last night at the opening of the MIFF XR gallery at ACMI. The generous and  pa...
10/08/2022

What a party! We launched Night Creatures last night at the opening of the MIFF XR gallery at ACMI.

The generous and passionate Ling Ang supported the creation of the MIFF XR platform, the beautiful MIFF XR installation not to mention our dive into the world of augmented reality. We feel so incredibly grateful to have been trusted with this inaugural commission given the uncharted waters we were entering.

We couldn’t have done it without our wonderful producer PIp Campey, or without genius tech magic from Art Processors, musical magic from Lehmann B Smith, greenscreen surgery from Benjamin Portas and of course the voices, stories and insights from our interviewees, Candy Bowers, Cerise Howard, Lucreccia Quintanilla, Daen Sansbury-Smith, Jacques Soddell, Cassandra Tytler, Pinky Watson and Richard Watts.

Thanks also to the generous support of the MIFF team, especially Mia Falstein-Rush, Kate Fitzpatrick, Brad McDonald, Claire La Greca and Elwyn Murray.

See the MIFF listing for how to view the work https://miff.com.au/program/film/night-creatures

Filmcamp
Art Processors
Melbourne International Film Festival
Isobel Knowles
Van Sowerwine

It’s fun seeing the bats hanging around town! Also seeing such great films in the festival program. What a treat!
07/08/2022

It’s fun seeing the bats hanging around town! Also seeing such great films in the festival program. What a treat!

Had an amazing time at the MIFF opening last night and Night Creatures is finally live!! This Tuesday 9th August will be...
05/08/2022

Had an amazing time at the MIFF opening last night and Night Creatures is finally live!! This Tuesday 9th August will be the official launch of Night Creatures with the MIFF XR platform available at Swinburne Studios at ACMI for everyone from August 10-16. But from now festival goers at Forum, The Capitol, Hoyts Melbourne Central, ACMI and The Astor can see Night Creatures while you wait to see your film!! Look out for the cardboard cut-out bats at those venues and use your phone to meet the bats! Visit https://miff.com.au/program/film/night-creatures for more info!
With Filmcamp, Art Processors, Lehmann B Smith and Melbourne International Film Festival

13/07/2022

The trailer for Night Creatures is out!!! Cannot wait to share this work with you in a few weeks - stop-motion augmented reality is a new challenge that Isobel Knowles have set for ourselves and fingers crossed we are so happy with how it’s looking!!
Thanks so much to everyone that has made this possible and worked on the project!!

This inaugural MIFF XR commission supported by Ling Ang was produced by Philippa Campey at Film Camp in association with Art Processors

Music and sound design by Lehmann B. Smith
Post production by Benjamin Portas
Technical production by Art Processors
Voices distilled from interviews with Candy Bowers Cerise Howard Lucreccia Quintanilla Daen Sansbury Jacques Soddell Cassandra Tytler Richard Watts and Pinky Watson.

Showing as part of the 70th Melbourne International Film Festival.

We are back in Mount Gambier getting ready to run workshops this Saturday at The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre !! Minia...
07/07/2022

We are back in Mount Gambier getting ready to run workshops this Saturday at The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre !! Miniature memories in the morning, stop-motion VR in the afternoon. Our survey exhibition Take Me With You closes Sunday 17th July, please visit if you’re in the area! More info on the riddoch site.

“We’ll never again take for granted the simplicity of being in the same room” from the series “Can’t do without you” is ...
25/06/2022

“We’ll never again take for granted the simplicity of being in the same room” from the series “Can’t do without you” is one of the first pictures that was hung last month at The Riddoch in Mount Gambier as part of Take Me With You. More images of the exhibition to come, we’re also running school holiday workshops there on July 9th for adults and children! Mount Gambier is a beautiful place to visit, the exhibition runs until July 16th.

https://mailchi.mp/mountgambier/artist-led-workshops-on-offer

We’re going back to Mt Gambier in a few weeks to do some workshops. If you’re in the area and keen, we have two to choos...
21/06/2022

We’re going back to Mt Gambier in a few weeks to do some workshops. If you’re in the area and keen, we have two to choose from.

Miniature memories
Saturday 9 July, 10:30am - 12:30pm
$20/$15 (concession)

VR stop motion
Saturday 9 July, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
$30/$25 (concession)

Isobel and Van return to Mount Gambier to offer miniature memory making workshops! Read all about them in our e-news: https://mailchi.mp/mountgambier/artist-led-workshops-on-offer

Play With Me is 20 years old!!! Originally shown at  as part of  festival, this work was a really important step for us....
08/06/2022

Play With Me is 20 years old!!! Originally shown at as part of festival, this work was a really important step for us. It was the first time we applied for funding for a work, and the support given to us to develop and show the work was critical. Play With Me is currently showing until 05.09.2022 at as part of “Serious Fun: Architecture & Games” curated by Mélanie van der Hoorn and coordinated by Katherine Ritter. A new dollhouse and furniture was purchased to restage the installation - we wish we could be there! Photographs of the exhibition by .lisa and opening photos by . Link in bio to exhibition details and more information about the work on our website.

02/06/2022
02/06/2022

Address

177 Beavers Road
Melbourne, VIC
3078

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine:

Videos

Share

Category


Other Melbourne arts & entertainment

Show All

You may also like