A film by Joanna Callaghan
5PM, 8th July, 2023
JOANNA CALLAGHAN PRESENTS HER FILM ‘RECORD’ FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AUSTRALIA SINCE ITS COMPLETION IN 2020. JOIN US FOR A SCREENING AND IN CONVERSATION AT THE LOCK-UP.
SCREENING AND IN CONVERSATION FROM 5PM SATURDAY 8 JULY.
FREE EVENT. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.
A film about holding on and letting go.
How do we make sense of the past through what we record and keep, what we make and share? Tracing her journey from Australia to the UK, director Joanna Callaghan weaves together her own personal history with a wider story of colonisation, migration and the role of geography in identity. Framed by a road trip through Australia, Callaghan uses a diverse range of recorded media to explore her relationship with the country, her family and her own creative life. Shaping this rich mix of archive material, including family photos, home movies and extracts from her own films and photography, ‘Record’ builds to reveal a lifetime’s journey.
Joanna Callaghan was born in Newcastle and grew up in Singleton. She is now a filmmaker based in the UK whose practice explores philosophy through drama and documentary. Joanna completed a residency at The Lock-Up in 2018 to undertake research and development for this work. Her website can be found HERE.
In Conversation with Joanna Callaghan will be hosted by The Lock-Up Director Dr Warwick Heywood.