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Australian Geographic: Our Country

Focusing on Australia's natural wonders, this immersive exploration features unseen footage from 25 different cinematographers — including a frequent David Attenborough collaborator.
By Ben Hansen
January 12, 2023
By Ben Hansen
January 12, 2023

Nature lovers, listen up. Australian Geographic has brought an immersive exploration of Australia's rich flora and fauna to the ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre. Running until Sunday, February 5, the impressive installation features large-screen projections of works by 25 accomplished cinematographers including Peter Nearhos, a frequent collaborator of David Attenborough.

Nearhos has worked on documentaries such as One Life and David Attenborough's Tasmania, and it's this type of close-up look at Australia's wildlife that you can expect from the multi-sensory exhibition. As visitors wander through the 40-plus screens, they'll encounter mist, starry night skies and a 360-degree soundtrack, adding to the immersion of Our Country. Each screen will be presenting previously unseen footage collected from over 100,000 hours in the field from the 25 cinematographers.

Emmy Award winner Karina Holden was tasked with the challenge of whittling down this footage, curating an intimate look at ecosystems across the country. Bustling bushland, expansive desserts and vibrant rainforests all make an appearance.

Tickets are available for $34 for adults, $24 for kids under 16 and $94 for families.

Images: Ben Broady.

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