The Power of Immersive Storytelling with Artist Lynette Wallworth: Master Class

Australian artist Lynette Wallworth discusses how she uses virtual and augmented realities to enhance her immersive installations and films. Her talk is followed by a Q&A session.

  • When Sun 19 Mar 2017, 1:00–3:00pm
  • Where
    Mahuki innovation lab, Level 2
  • Cost $15
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Lynette Wallworth was brought to New Zealand as part of the New Zealand Film Commission’s GPS 2026 project.

There is an opportunity to view Lynette’s work on the day of the workshop – please check this page later for details.

About Lynette Wallworth

Lynette Wallworth is an acclaimed Australian artist and filmmaker. She was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of 2016’s “100 Leading Global Thinkers", whose installations and films reflect connections between people and the natural world. Her work uses immersive environments, interactive technologies, and narrative long-form film to engage viewers.

Australian artist Lynette Wallworth discusses how she uses virtual realities to enhance her immersive installations and films. Her most recent work Collisions is a stunning VR journey to the the remote Western Australian desert with indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan of the Martu tribe who shares his story of the dramatic collision between his traditional world view and  first contact with western culture when he witnessed nuclear testing in the South Australian desert in the 1950's. Her talk is followed by a Q&A session. There will be an opportunity to view Lynette’s work before the workshop – more details to come.

Lynette writes: ‘I love new technology. I love the moment when the viewer experiences a new sensation for the first time. I know that moment gets seared into memory. I also believe in the power of story to reshape us collectively. I think the two belong together.’

Lynette Wallworth’s profile on the Collisions VR film website

Lynette Wallworth

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Lynette Wallworth, undated. Photograph courtesy of Lynette Wallworth.