Lecture | John Swindells – Film in Service of the Sacred

Barbara Blackman Temenos Foundation 16th Annual Lecture Tour

Film in service of the sacred

John Swindells

POSTER FOR SYDNEY EVENT – see below for details of lectures in other cities

John Swindells is an acclaimed writer, producer and director of documentary films and new media projects. This lecture explores the potential of film to serve the sacred. Swindells observes that although many filmmakers have tried to represent the sacred, few have truly succeeded. Rather than simply enumerating films that tell spiritual stories, however, Swindells’ presentation will address how the spiritual can enter into stories of the everyday, infusing the film’s characters and spaces and inspiring the audience.

The lecture will tour Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide. Please contact the venues below if you have any queries.

Lecture tour program


Date: Sunday 25 November, 11am

Venue: The Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of New South Wales

No bookings required

For more information, please go to: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/calendar/temenos-lecture-2012/ 


Date: Tuesday 27 November, 6pm

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia

No bookings required

For more information, please go to: http://www.nga.gov.au/calendar/Default.cfm?KeyWrd=lectures&VIEWMONTH=11


Date: Wednesday 28 November, 6pm

Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, National Gallery of Victoria

Bookings essential. Please call (03) 8662 1555 to book. Event code P12158.

For more information, please go to: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs/public-programs/annual-temenos-lecture-film-in-service-of-the-sacred


Date: Thursday 29 November, 5pm

Venue: Radford Auditorium, Art Gallery of South Australia

No bookings required

For more information, please go to: http://www.artgallery.sa.gov.au/agsa/home/Events/events_calendar.html