Propeller Arts

Image by Propeller Arts

Heroic female figures drift across luminous skies, revealing their true rebel colours in a burlesque view of an Australian legend.

Rebel is an exciting animation portraying heroic female figures set against the immense Australian sky. It explores the historically hidden roles women played on the goldfields, particularly at the Eureka stockade – events which later led to the suffragette movement and contemporary feminism.

Rebel represents fabulous women through abstracted female forms clad in sumptuous fabrics, both old and new. It examines gender, power, body-image and beauty by using a historical context which permeates modern society. The pioneering women in Rebel represent female archetypes, outwardly conforming to convention while revealing their personalities, abilities and ambitions through concealed, whimsical undergarments.

The animation reveals a new story, from which a different perspective on the Australian landscape (both physical and psychological) emerges.