I was born in 1957 in Brisbane, and have lived and worked in Sydney since 1981.

I’ve been an artist and art worker in the cultural sector for 40 years with a self-taught background in experimental filmmaking, visual arts, photography, music and sound art, digital media production, natural sciences, poetry and buddhism.

I worked at the Australian Film Commission between 1985-93 developing and running some of Australia’s first funding programs for electronic media arts. In 1991-92 I was Chair of the Coordinating Committee and Co-Curator of the Third International Symposium on Electronic Art in Sydney. Starting in October 1993, I collaboratively developed, and executive produced all exhibition multimedia for the 1995 opening of the innovative Museum of Sydney project curated by Dr Peter Emmett.

In 1996 I worked in Melbourne as a Creative Producer developing the new Melbourne Museum campus.

In 1997 back in Sydney, I established CDP Media and have worked since then as creative director and collaborator on a wide variety of cultural projects in museums, art galleries, visitor centres and botanic gardens across Australia and was twice involved in delivery of Australia’s representation at the Venice Biennale (2001 – Lyndal Jones, 2008 – Abundant (Architecture Biennale)) .

I maintain my solo art practice and work on various collaborative projects with contemporary art colleagues. 

Since 2018, I’ve been enjoying teaching experimental drawing at the National Art School in Sydney and have developed and run workshops in autonomous drawing machines there and at the University of Technology Sydney and Monash University’s Sensilab.

you can contact me at gwarner[at]cdpmedia.com.au