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Lynette Wallworth in Conversation

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Multi-Emmy Award-winning artist Lynette Wallworth is bringing her new solo show How To Live to RISING, where she turns her distinctive artistic sensibility on herself. How To Live is a “spiritual search and rescue mission”, which sees Wallworth reflect on her deeply personal coming-of-age in a radical Christian community.

It’s the latest undertaking by Wallworth, whose unflinching focus on compelling and compassionate storytelling has seen her present to audiences of world leaders and corporate giants. Known for her deft use of cutting-edge technology – from immersive installation to documentary to virtual and augmented reality – Wallworth continually innovates the form of her stories focused on evolving cultural change. 

Ahead of her show at RISING, Wallworth will join ACMI Director Katrina Sedgwick in conversation at The Capitol – RMIT. Sedgwick has watched Wallworth’s upward trajectory as an artist and filmmaker and has commissioned her work in various forms over many years. In this special in conversation the two will reflect on the deep themes of Wallworth’s works and the evolution of her practice, which has brought her to this point in time where she has decided to turn her laser lens on herself. 

Presented in partnership with RISING and The Capitol and RMIT Culture

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Portrait of Lynette Wallworth

Lynette Wallworth

Lynette Wallworth is a multiple Emmy® Award-winning Australian artist and filmmaker whose immersive video installations and film works reflect on the connections between people and the natural world. She has been awarded a UNESCO City of Film Award, the Byron Kennedy Award for Innovation and Excellence, and in 2016 she was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the year’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers. Wallworth’s most recent VR works have been developed at the invitation of Indigenous communities.

Portrait of Katrina Sedgwick

Katrina Sedgwick

Katrina has been Director & CEO of ACMI since 2015. She has a particular interest in supporting cross-disciplinary practice and an extensive background as a commissioner, creative producer and festival director. Her previous roles include Head of Arts for the national broadcaster ABC TV as well as founding Director/CEO of Adelaide Film Festival. The Festival’s $1 million AUD AFF Investment Fund was recognised with a week-long celebration at MoMA in 2011. She is on a number of arts and advisory boards, and in 2020 was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to performing arts, screen industries and visual arts administration.