Kerry Gardner

Kerry Gardner

Kerry Gardner is a writer/director of fresh new Australian documentary films, shining a new light on art, design and architecture.

As a film-maker, and person, Kerry’s interests span both Australian and international, historical and contemporary design and architectural projects.

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Lyon Housemuseum

Lyon Housemuseum

Focusing on Melbourne and architecture, The Lyon Housemuseum film is a colourful and thoughtful essay on nationally acclaimed Melbourne architect Corbett Lyon's home.

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Robin Boyd: Australian Beauty

Robin Boyd: Australian Beauty

Kerry Gardner's graduating film entitled Robin Boyd: Australian Beauty captures a near forgotten period of the Swinging Sixties in Australian design with an examination, through expert interviewees and never before seen letters and photos, of the life and work of legendary architect Robin Boyd.

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Biography

Kerry Gardner is Writer/Director of fresh new Australian documentary films shining a new light on Art, Design and Architecture.

As a film-maker, and person, Kerry’s interests span both Australian and international, historical and contemporary design and architectural projects.

With a background in performing and visual arts management, including holding key directorships with renowned Australian cultural organisations like; the Heide Museum of Modern Art, the Malthouse Theatre, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the University of Melbourne’s Australian Institute of Art History, Kerry’s private and professional worlds blend seamlessly, providing access to the sometimes hidden and private worlds of great creative thinkers and practitioners.

Kerry’s films have been shown in a number of local and international film festivals including the Canadian Film festival ‘Female Eye’ in Toronto and the Sonoma Film Festival in California

Kerry’s qualifications include:

  • Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the RMIT University of Melbourne, Australia
  • A Post Graduate Diploma in Film and TV (Producing) from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • A Masters in Film and TV (Documentary), with Second Class Honours, from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
Kerry Gardner

Lyon Housemuseum

Focusing on Melbourne and architecture, The Lyon Housemuseum film is a colourful and thoughtful essay on nationally acclaimed Melbourne architect Corbett Lyon’s bold and unique purpose designed home which opens weekly to the general public, showcasing his outstanding modern art collection and featuring deft camera work of exemplary sculpture, paintings, installation and video art.

This film has been accepted into Canadian Film festival ‘Female Eye’ in Toronto, and Sonoma Film Festival in California.

Running time 10 minutes.

Robin Boyd: Australian Beauty

Kerry Gardner’s graduating film entitled Robin Boyd: Australian Beauty captures a near forgotten period of the Swinging Sixties in Australian design with an examination, through expert interviewees and never before seen letters and photos, of the life and work of legendary architect Robin Boyd.

A whole new generation of architects across Australia and the world are rediscovering Boyd’s design genius and his acerbic and witty ‘lost’ ABC television series … a time capsule of Australia in the Sixties!

The film poses the question through critical photographs, quality filming and insightful interviewees of contemporary and 20th century design, ‘Is Australia Still Ugly?’

Appealing to anyone who grew up when ‘Aussie’ houses were either ‘brick venereal’ or faux Georgian or Tuscan, we laugh at suburban selves and examine the cultural cringe of the Sixties up to the year 2013.

The film also follows the psychological and physical decline towards Boyd’s tragic early death and sheds light on his previously unknown secret self through his own intimate letters. It is revealed through moving conversations with his students, children and closest friends, as well as academic commentators, that Boyd shone as a great social commentator but struggled a businessman.

Made in Boyd’s own home, Robin Boyd: Australian Beauty is a ground breaking and touching film that appeals to anyone over 18 with an interest in Australian design and social history.

Running time 19 minutes.