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Ross Gibson Ross Gibson i(A24342 works by) (a.k.a. Ross James Gibson)
Born: Established: 1956 ;
Gender: Male
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'Ross Gibson is a teacher and writer who also makes films and multimedia systems. His books include: The Diminishing Paradise (1984); South of the West (1992); The Bond Store Tales (1996); Exchanges: Cross-Cultural Encounters in Australia and the Pacific (1996 edited) and Seven Versions of an Australian Badland (2002). He has written and directed award-winning films, including the internationally influential Camera Natura (1985) and Wild (1993). He has also curated several acclaimed exhibitions. These include a record breaking 'Crime Scene' exhibition at the Justice and Police Museum in Sydney in 1999 and 2000 (co-curated with Kate Richards), and Remembrance+the Moving Image at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in 2003. Gibson also works in large public cultural institutions, including the Museum of Sydney where he was a senior consultant producer between 1993 and 1996, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image where he was Creative Director during its establishment phase, 1999 to early 2002.' (Source: The Australian Academy of the Humanities website)

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y separately published work icon The Summer Exercises Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2009 Z1553941 2009 single work novel (taught in 3 units)

'A civilian chaplain records whispered confessions and low urgings into a notebook during his summer tenure at Central Street Police Station. His Summer Exercises are habitual - five times a day - his terseness can generate feelings so sharp that sometimes a great notion gets pared clean with a meagre swatch of syllables.

'Constructing this notebook of a sharp observer, author Ross Gibson builds a world: Sydney in 1946 - sordid and bruised after decades of depredations. A war will take your innards out. In The Summer Exercises, Gibson uses approximately 175 carefully selected black and white photographs from the collection of the Justice & Police Museum taken during the years immediately after World War II.

'These photographs, generated by NSW Police in the course of their investigations between 1945-1960, form a visual reference for richly imagined and experimental storytelling to take place. Anchored in the realities of 1940s Sydney police investigative procedure, the work is an artistic re-invention of history as it happened.' (Publisher's blurb)

2010 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Award for Innovation in Writing
y separately published work icon Seven Versions of an Australian Badland St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2002 Z1005706 2002 single work prose travel mystery (taught in 8 units)

'Part road movie, part memoir, part murder mystery, Seven Versions of an Australian Badland embarks on an enthralling journey through time, into the realms of myth and magic, narcissism and genocide.' (Back cover)

2004 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Award for Innovation in Writing
2003 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction
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