Tim Georgeson is an Australian filmmaker and artist.
Georgeson documents everything from cultural enclaves to environmental and humanitarian crisis zones, to street life across the world. His creative insight into the human condition gives his work a unique perspective inside the boundaries of art and documentary, where he captures complex dynamics in contemporary life at a time of digital change and media free-fall. His current film work merges found moments and storytelling with musical design in ground-breaking collaborations, especially with Australian Indigenous communities in landscapes that have been devastated by fires.
Georgeson has been celebrated in the media, the arts and the commercial world with acknowledgements and awards including World Press Photo, Leica Camera, International Center for Photography (New York) and National Geographic. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in France, UK, Japan, Holland, Canada, the US and Australia. His work is held in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, the Australian Museum as well as in regional galleries, museums and private collections internationally. Georgeson is represented by Exit Films and Olsen Gallery, Sydney.
William Barton is Australia’s leading didgeridoo player as well as a composer, instrumentalist and vocalist.
Barton first learnt the instrument from his uncle, Arthur Peterson, an elder of the Wannyi, Lardil and Kalkadunga people and was working from an early age with traditional dance groups and fusion/rock jazz bands, orchestras, string quartets, and mixed ensembles.
Throughout his diverse career he has forged a path in the classical musical world, from the London and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras to historic events at Westminster Abbey for Commonwealth Day 2019, at Anzac Cove in Gallipoli and for the Beijing Olympics.
His awards include Winner of Best Original Score for a Mainstage Production at the 2018 Sydney Theatre Awards and Winner of Best Classical Album with an ARIA for Birdsong At Dusk in 2012. In 2021 he was the recipient of the prestigious Don Banks Music Award from the Australia Council and the Limelight Australian Artist of the Year: Critic’s Choice. In 2022 he was included in The List: 100 Arts & Culture influencers, The Australian.
With his prodigious musicality and building on his Kalkadunga heritage, Barton has vastly expanded the horizons of the didgeridoo.
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