1992 Directed & produced by Pat Fiske
Ruth Maddison – Photo by Tessa Brierley
Nathan Pickett – Photograph by Ruth Maddison
Photograph by Ruth Maddison/Dave Bradbury
An Artist in Eden – The work of Ruth Maddison 2000-2005
‘An Artist in Eden’ is a half hour documentary about artist Ruth Maddison – a photographer who abandoned Melbourne for the small town of Eden on the far south coast of NSW ten years ago. In Eden, Ruth has been photographing the youth, the fisherman, the town, the seaweed. She uses her ideas, lens, text, sunprints, found photos imaginatively and creatively. She has moved from a large city to a small village, from darkroom to digital. Ruth is thoughtful, reflexive and very talented. Her work and work methods are dynamic, inspirational and compelling.
The style of the film is a mixture of observational footage of Ruth at work with her subjects, her stunning photographs and artwork and interviews. The spectacular environs feature – the town, bush, sea, fishing boats and mountains.
Editor – Karen Johnson
Sound Designer – William Lawlor
Screen Composer – Jonathan Dower
Titles Designer – Susan Danta
Online, Grade & Mix – Digital City Studios, Michael Gissing
Developed with the assistance of the NSW FTO
Produced in association with the ABC