Lynette Wallworth

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Screening of Lynette Wallworth’s 'Coral: Rekindling Venus' Still from Lynette Wallworth’s 'Coral: Rekindling Venus'. Image David Hannan
AFTRS Creative Fellowship Lynette wallworth Coral Rekindling Venus Screening of Lynette Wallworth’s 'Coral: Rekindling Venus' at the World Economic Forum. Image sourced ABC Arts
Screening of Lynette Wallworth’s 'Coral: Rekindling Venus' Screening of Lynette Wallworth’s 'Coral: Rekindling Venus' at the World Economic Forum. Image sourced ABC Arts
Screening of Lynette Wallworth’s 'Coral: Rekindling Venus' Screening of Lynette Wallworth’s 'Coral: Rekindling Venus' at the World Economic Forum. Image sourced ABC Arts
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Lynette Wallworth is an Australian artist whose immersive video installations reflect on the connections between people and the natural world. Her work uses photography, film and interactive technologies, like touch-based interfaces, to engage viewers and allow them to experience her works intuitively.

 

Lynette was the inaugural AFTRS Creative Fellow in 2010 for her project Coral:Rekindling Venus.

Coral: Rekindling Venus was an ambitious project in scope and scale inspired by a rare astronomical event, Venus's transit of the sun with the intention for it to be shown in full dome planetariums around the world. The work features music by Max Richter and songs by Tanya Tagaq Gillis, Antony and the Johnsons, and Gurrumul Yunupingu with cinematography by David Hannan.

Depicting a rarely seen underwater galaxy of luminescent coral reefs and naturally occurring phenomenon on the Great Barrier Reef the colours are at times psychedelic. Unveiled in 21 different cities coinciding with the astronomical event of Venus passing directly between the earth and the sun on June 2012.

 

Coral: Rekindling Venus has received numerous accolades:

  • 2013: Coral screened during the  the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China
  • 2013: Coral screens at the 15th Buenos Aires Festival Internacional De Cine Independente in the futuristic Planetario De La Ciudad de Buenos Aires.
  • 2013: Coral screens in Sundance's New Frontier in Salt Lake City and is also screened nationally in the US as part of a Sundance's Traveling Screenings in; Albuquerque New Mexico, Anchorage Alaska, Arlington Texas, Baltimore Maryland, Bradenton Florida, Chicago Illinois, Hilo and  Honolulu Hawaii, Houston and Killeen Texas, New York, New York Portsmouth, Park City Utah and Washington DC.
  • 2012: Winner, Art Category at Dome Fest
  • 2012: Antony Hegarty selects Coral for London’s Meltdown Festival
  • 2012 Hayden Planetarium in New York screens Coral as part of the World Science Festival

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Last updated February 1, 2015

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