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Ross Gibson

Ross Gibson is a teacher and writer who also makes films and multimedia systems. His books include: THE DIMINISHING PARADISE (1984); SOUTH OF THE WEST (1992); THE BOND STORE TALES (1996); EXCHANGES: CROSS-CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS IN AUSTRALIA AND THE PACIFIC (1996 edited) and SEVEN VERSIONS OF AN AUSTRALIAN BADLAND (2002). He has written and directed award-winning films, including the internationally influential CAMERA NATURA (1985) and WILD (1993).

He has also curated several acclaimed exhibitions, notably the record-breaking 'Crime Scene' installation at the Justice and Police Museum in Sydney in 1999 and 2000, and REMEMBRANCE + MOVING IMAGE at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in 2003. He devises artistic content, architectural design and ICT systems for museums, public spaces and large dynamic databases. Examples include the Museum of Sydney where he was senior consultant producer between 1993 and 1996, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image where Gibson was Creative Director during its estabishment phase between 1999 and early 2002.

He is currently Research Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at UTS.



How has cinema shaped our relationship to the Australian landscape? What vision of the natural world and our place in it have filmmakers created? From Walkabout to Sunday Too Far Away to Mad Max, the camera moves restlessly across the landscape, creating a vision of a country more hostile than grand...


Exploring the beauty and unruliness of the Pilliga forest in northern New South Wales, the film activates several mentalities, visions and languages - from cinematography, surveying, science and poetry to horticulture, history and ecology...