Palazzo Pandolfini, a private luxury residence in the heart of Florence was the location for an exclusive exhibition of especially commissioned works by Australian artists across fashion, fine jewellery, sound, sculpture and the visual arts. Curated together with rare Florentine wine and food experiences, this multi-sensory two week event included Member’s Lounge and Luxury Store. The installation was opulent, spectacular and shone the bright light of Australian talent into the hearts of Florentines and overseas visitors alike.
Commissioned by 101 Collins St, Melbourne, an A-Grade office building at the ‘Paris End’ of Collins Street this large-scale film installation entitled ‘Raising the Human Condition’ was a semi-autobiographical work shown during Melbourne Fashion Festival. Comprising a bespoke moving image cylinder of screens over 12ft high, the work comprised a series of 5 related short films spanning landscape, drama, fashion and a choreographed work filmed in the foyer after hours. Conceived and styled by Aneka Manners and jointly directed and edited by Aneka Manners and Grace Quealy.
Human Condition is an award-winning short film completed during the global lockdown by four women collaborating across the UK and Australia in the disciplines of film, dance and sound. Directed and produced by Aneka Manners in conjunction with Rose Alice the film received accolades from film festivals in Rome, Venice, LA, London and Sweden, The music video produced to accompany the film’s original song ‘Losing You’ by Rachel Claudio also received accolades from Berlin, Vienna, Rome, Venice and New York.