AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC’S CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE ‘OUR COUNTRY’ COMING SOON TO BRISBANE
Queenslanders, and visitors to Brisbane, will soon be able to immerse themselves in Australia’s unique landscape, wildlife, and natural beauty with tickets on sale from today for Australian Geographic: Our Country 360° Cinematic Experience.
Launching on March 11 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Our Country is a 40-screen multi-sensory experience that provides a never-before-seen perspective on Australia’s breathtaking wilderness, celebrating the grandeur and diversity of Australia’s wild places, backed by the sounds of nature. In partnership with global presenting partner, Tourism Australia, Our Country is supported by official partner, AAT Kings and produced in conjunction with Northern Pictures.
“Australia is home to more than one million species, plants and animals, and more than 80 percent of our plants and mammals are found nowhere else on earth. Our Country is an incredible opportunity for visitors to be swept away by Australia’s natural wonders and leave feeling inspired to explore their own backyards right here in Queensland,” said Australian Geographic Society Chair, David Haslingden.
Our Country features extraordinary content from Queensland, including the planet’s largest coral reef system and the world’s oldest rainforests. The cinematic experience represents more than 100,000 hours in the field by 25 cinematographers who set out to capture the natural landscapes of Australia.
Curated by internationally renowned and Emmy award-winning producer and filmmaker, Karina Holden, Our Country features sound and music by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, including ARIA Chart-topping, Bowerbird Collective and indigenous artist, Gambirra Illume.
“Our Country is the result of a decade’s work filming Australia designed to be deeply personal as each viewer makes their own discoveries about our breath-taking country, surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature,” Ms. Holden said.
Our Country in Brisbane will be introduced by iconic Australian actor, Jack Thompson.
“It was an honour to record the voiceover for Our Country. The exhibition has captured the sense that this land is so much larger than we are. We are simply an element in this great, natural landscape. Being able to stand still in Our Country’s soundscape and view the wild places that surround us is truly profound and it’s more important than ever before that we protect it,” said Mr. Jack Thompson AM.
The highly crafted cinematography is brought to life using state-of-the-art technology, including more than 40 screens with ultra-high-definition screen resolution (6K), and a powerful 360-degree surround soundscape, all delivered by specialists in exhibition and entertainment, TEG.
“Made possible by our partners Australian Geographic, Northern Pictures and AAT Kings, we’re excited to be bringing Our Country to Brisbane before it continues its tour around Australia and the world. It’s wonderful that visitors young and old can truly understand the unique beauty and diverse wilderness we have right on our doorstep,” said TEG Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Jones.
Australian Geographic: Our Country 360° Cinematic Experience runs at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 11 2023.
Tickets are on sale now and start at $34.90 for adults, $29.90 for concessions, $24.90 for kids and $99.90 for families.
To buy tickets, click here.