Lynette Wallworth is an Australian artist whose immersive video installations reflect on the connections between people and the natural world. Her art celebrates beauty, revelation and wonder and uses photography, film and interactive technologies, like touch-based interfaces, to engage viewers and allow them to experience her works intuitively. Wallworth frequently consults with leading scientists working in fields relevant to the themes of her work.
Wallworth’s latest project is “Coral: Rekindling Venus,” a film for planetariums that focuses on the world’s coral reefs and the ecological urgency of climate change. For the first stage of the work, “Rekindling Venus: In Plain Sight,” Wallworth collaborated with Anya Salih, a scientist at the University of Western Sydney who studies coral fluorescence. Wallworth journeyed with Salih on a research trip to an Australian reef, where they collected the coral specimens whose images are used in the project.
Wallworth’s work has been exhibited at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Sundance Film Festival, and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne, as well as in art festivals in France, Austria, the UK and other countries.