The Reel Art Collection includes a powerful array of long-form documentaries each focussing on an artistic theme. The films, made under the auspices of the innovative Arts Council scheme, are original, aesthetically-driven works which capture a range of artistic endeavours in Ireland and elsewhere over a ten-year period. Here, film artists celebrate and investigate the work of other artists in a variety of visually-engaging forms which include documentary profile, memoir, experimental essay and hybrid blend of fact and fiction. The directors, both new and established, share a passion for their subjects which they indulge with untrammelled artistic freedom in their exploration of art and architecture, theatre, science, cinema, poetry, dance, philosophy, photography and cartography.
With thanks to the Arts Council and Reel Art exhibition partner, the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.