Andrew Garton is an independent filmmaker, musician and writer with a background in community access video and broadcasting. After a decade of music-making in the 1980s, his interest in participatory democracy and the distribution of chemical free food led him to co-establishing Pegasus Networks, a pre-internet service throughout Australia, the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia.
His articles on radio art, generative music, independent media and internet activism have been published in Journal of New Musique Australia, Fibreculture Reader, RealTime and 21C, At a Distance (MIT Press, 2005),
His work spans the genres of non-fiction film-making, short-format documentary, non-linear radio documentary drama, projected video and sound installations. Andrew has produced public events on such wide-ranging topics as open licenses, community cultural origins and place-making, and media
Andrew has a Master of Arts in Interactive Media, is an Adjunct Industry Fellow, Media and Communication, Swinburne University of Technology and an independent member of the Association for Progressive Communications. He directs Secession Films and co-manages Secession Records. Andrew lives in the rural outskirts of Melbourne exploring his interests in probiotics and regenerative agriculture.
Photo by Jimmie James Wright, 2017