Lynette Wallworth

Artist/Filmmaker | VR WAllworth1


Lynette Wallworth


Australian artist/filmmaker Lynette Wallworth is renowned for creating profoundly empathetic works while pushing the boundaries of emerging technologies. She works primarily in immersive environments including 360 film, VR, XR , interactive video, digital full dome as well as feature documentary.

Her work reflects on connections between people and the natural world and engages viewers in the consideration of fragile human states of grace.
Wallworth has received multiple international awards for her work including two Emmy Awards. In 2017 she received a News & Documentary Emmy® Award for Outstanding New Approaches in Documentary for her Virtual Reality narrative Collisions (2016). In 2019 she received a second Emmy® in the same category for her XR work Awavena (2018).

Wallworth's works have shown at venues and festivals across the world, including the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the American Museum of Natural History, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the Smithsonian; Venice Film Festival, IDFA, CPHDOX, London Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival among others.

Wallworth is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Metaverse Governance Working Group and was the Director of the Forum’s New Narratives Lab. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Australian Human Rights Institute, UNSW and at AFTRS and currently is Artist in Residence at the School of Cybernetics, ANU. Wallworth is the only Australian ever to sit on the board as a Trustee of Sundance and is a member of the Technology Committee for the Sundance Institute.


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