In a world where everything takes a photograph, what is the value of professional portraiture? Is it just an antiquated art or a dynamic process that can survive as a contemporary art form? Heery’s World is a one hour documentary shot over the past six years following Gary Heery, a celebrated Australian photographer, on his rise to fame in New York with Madonna's first album cover and pivotal early days of declining Larry Flint's offer to become a very well paid staff photographer; a tempting proposition given he was broke at the time. His photographic quests take us to the Bandidos clubhouse, a gay s+m parlour and The Wayside Chapel amongst others. Driven by his wild behaviour and uncensored approach towards his subjects, the experience is unique, entertaining and transformational. In it’s essence, Heery’s World evokes a deep sense of appreciation for the creative journey and the marginalised characters of our society where process and the creative experience often eclipses the impact of the image.

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Liz Jones has spent her professional life in pursuit of creative projects and challenges. She has lived in Papua New Guinea, Paris, the US and Sydney. In that time, she gained a BA at Sydney University and attended a film course at New York University.…


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Liz Jones has spent her professional life in pursuit of creative projects and challenges. She has lived in Papua New Guinea, Paris, the US and Sydney. In that time, she gained a BA at Sydney University and attended a film course at New York University. On her return to Australia, Liz made a documentary entitled "The View From Here" about a group of artists making a pilgrimage into Central Australia. This documentary was bought by ABC and Ovation channel (2003).

Starting her film career as a production manager in Papua New Guinea on “Advertising Missionaries’ ABC, to creating an exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW involving Australia’s most renowned female photographers to raise money for Amnesty International, Liz continues to pursue varied forms of creative expression namely through her latest film, a true labour of love that has taken over six years to shoot entitled “Heery’s World”. The film was sold to FOXTEL arts (Australia only) premiering March, 2016.

In addition, over the past few years Liz has focused more on commercial work including short seasonal films for Australian designer Mela Purdie. A combination of story and visual art is Liz's main focus and area of interest. "I am fascinated by transformational creative processes, whether it is fabric to garment, subject to portrait or transforming footage into finished films. I enjoy the challenge of combining creativity with the intellectual demands of film making".

 

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