Australian Centre for the Moving Image - Hurt

Hurt is the result of an extraordinary project where 250 marginalised young people from isolated towns in rural Australia were invited to tell their own stories of experiences of domestic violence. In 1998 filmmakers Phillip Crawford and Matthew Priestley from youth arts organisation BIG hART worked with the young people to create an AFI award-winning film Hurt from these poetic and haunting stories. In this new commissioned version of Hurt, Rhys Graham of Daybreak Films, in collaboration with Crawford created a multi-screen artwork that puts the viewer into the midst of this fragmented world of broken lives, beauty and bravery. The work was first exhibited alongside artists and filmmakers such as Chris Marker, Sadie Benning, Alexander Sokurov and Jem Cohen as part of the Reverberation: Remembrance & The Moving Image exhibition at ACMI in 2003.


2003  Film Installation

  • Created and Edited by Rhys Graham
  • Sound Design by Damien Mason and Phil Okerstrom
  • From the film ‘Hurt’ by Big hart
  • Creative Director Phillip Crawford