Gary Warner is an artist, photographer, writer, curator, musician and media producer who was born in Brisbane, Queensland in 1957. His work across various visual media demonstrates Warner’s continuing fascinations with natural and man-made phenomena ranging from nature, cities, human interactions and Eastern and Western philosophies.
Warner showed a precocious talent for media when aged 13 he appeared on a children’s television program on TVQ-O Brisbane (1971-73). From 1975 to 1977 he went on to work at the station as a camera operator, floor manager and then as a producer.
Warner was intimately involved with the art and music scene in Brisbane in the late 1970s and early 1980s producing music, film, expanded cinema events, curating exhibitions for artist-run galleries and, for a short time, he was the proprietor of The Aleph, a specialist bookshop. He produced a number of Super 8 film works during this period including Dada-HaHa (1980) and Shorts Colour (1982).