How artists are inspired by cinema: 10 lessons from film

From Purple Rain to The Exorcist, we ask several artists to pick a favourite film and share its creative impact.

Photo by Erik Witsoe on Unsplash.

The big screen has influenced generations, profoundly changing the way we see the world and each other. But how has it impacted creative practice in the arts? ArtsHub speaks with a number of artists to discover what films they turn to for inspiration, and how these have influenced them creatively.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina