Gotye & His Collaborators

2013-09-18 09:00 by TravisB

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Melbourne Music Week present Gotye & His Collaborators

As part of Spectacle: The Music Video Exhibition, and in collaboration with Melbourne Music Week, Gotye will come together with some of his collaborators to discuss the creative process behind his music videos for one night only on Monday 18 November 2013 at 5pm.

Gotye is no stranger to creative collaboration. His music videos are a testament to this, utilising the talents of diverse directors, artists and animators. Often involving a range of complex animation and filmmaking techniques, visual worlds are seamlessly set against his music.

This public event will bring Goyte together with a collection of his collaborators to discuss the creative process behind the iconic music videos for hits such as Easy Way Out, State of the Art and the international chart-topping Somebody That I Used to Know. Guests include filmmakers Natasha Pincus, Darcy Prendergast, and directors of Rubber House animation studio Ivan Dixon and Greg Sharp. 

Hosted by film and music critic Megan Spencer, this unique event is designed to provide a fascinating insight into the collaborative journey, from initial concept and creative development, through to final clip production.

This event is a feature of the public programs running alongside Spectacle: The Music Video Exhibition, showing exclusively at ACMI from Thursday 26 September 2013 until Sunday 23 February 2014. The most comprehensive exhibition of music video presented to date, Spectacle features over 300 works, from the experimental and the extravagant to the political and the provocative, taking the visitor through a labyrinth of sound and vision.

Spectacle also features the talents of Australian directors, including Darcy Prendergast’s direction of Easy Way Out and never before seen footage of the making of Somebody That I Used to Know, directed by Natasha Pincus. 

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday 19 September; online at, at the ACMI Tickets and Information Desk, or on 03 8663 2583.

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Save Me video director, Peter Lowey, wins Spirit Of Youth Award

2013-08-12 11:06 by TravisB

Qantas today announced Peter Lowey as winner of the Animation Category in the 2013 Spirit of Youth Awards, which recognises outstanding young Australian artists. 

Lowey is a Melbourne-based animator, director and filmmaker, whose creations are influenced by early 1940-50s Disney animation, and worked on Gotye’s music video Save Me. Watch it again here

Gotye’s Easy Way Out film clip was directed by Animation runner up Darcy Prendergast.

“It’s fantastic to see talented animators Peter Lowey and Darcy Prendergast being recognised by the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards. They are wonderful artists who display great imagination, new ideas and impressive technical mastery in their work,” Gotye said.

Peter Lowey said he was honoured to receive such a prestigious award. 

“I spend hours of my personal time conceiving and animating projects with very ambitious goals, this is a dream come true” said Lowey.

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Australian touring with The Basics

2013-07-10 13:56 by TravisB

Many of you are well-aware, some may be unfamiliar, but outside of Gotye stuff I play in a band called The Basics with my buddies Kris Schroeder and Tim Heath.

Here's a painting from Tim which will enlighten you as to our relative bearded states:


We just put out a video for our song So Hard For You. It's from a recent compilation called Leftovers:


We're doing a bunch of shows in Australia in September and October. I'm looking forward to flailing about on drumkit and vocals while the lads set the stage on fire (Tim actually did that once…accidentally, and only for a few seconds, but still…there was fire).

The clubs are small to medium size so tickets will go faster than the meat raffle at Nar Nar Goon RSL, get in quick!

Go here for tickets and info.

Cheers dears,


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