War­wick Thornton

Biography

Born, Alice Springs, Aus­tralia 1970

Lives and works in Alice Springs


The art of War­wick Thorn­ton draws from his acclaimed career as a cin­e­matog­ra­ph­er and award win­ning film direc­tor. In his art prac­tice, Thorn­ton is inter­est­ed in nego­ti­at­ing the traces with­in colo­nial his­to­ry, and the ongo­ing pres­ence in con­tem­po­rary land­scapes, of indige­nous Aus­tralians. His oeu­vre utilis­es pho­tog­ra­phy, film and video to con­cep­tu­alise time, space, iden­ti­ty, mem­o­ry, and the social condition.

As a film direc­tor, screen­writer and cin­e­matog­ra­ph­er, Thorn­ton has received numer­ous awards, includ­ing the Caméra d’Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Fes­ti­val, and the IFA Cul­tur­al Film Award at the 2009 Berlin Inde­pen­dent Film Fes­ti­val for his debut fea­ture film Sam­son and Delilah’ (2009). In 2017 his fea­ture film Sweet Coun­try’ (2017) won Best Film at the Asia Pacif­ic Screen Awards, as well as the Spe­cial Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival.


CV

Bib­li­og­ra­phy

Exhibitions
Available Works

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War­wick Thornton

Luka, 2015
pig­ment print on cot­ton rag art paper
dip­tych: 152153; 2525 cm
Edi­tion of 3

War­wick Thornton

Ster­ling, 2015
pig­ment print on cot­ton rag art paper
dip­tych: 152153; 2525 cm
Edi­tion of 3

War­wick Thornton

Shani­ka, 2015
pig­ment print on cot­ton rag art paper
dip­tych: 152153; 2525 cm
Edi­tion of 3

War­wick Thornton

Way of the Ngangkari, 2015
High Def­i­n­i­tion video, 9:16, colour, silent
10 min­utes 28 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

War­wick Thornton

Way of the Ngangkari, 2015
High Def­i­n­i­tion video, 9:16, colour, silent
10 min­utes 30 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

War­wick Thornton

Way of the Ngangkari, 2015
High Def­i­n­i­tion video, 9:16, colour, silent
10 min­utes 30 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

News

War­wick Thornton’s Sweet Coun­try: a trag­ic inves­ti­ga­tion of race on Australia’s frontier

The open­ing of War­wick Thornton’s Sweet Coun­try (2017) is as pro­sa­ic as it is […]

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