A vast wilderness set among sound and song 

West Aussies, and visitors to Perth, will soon be able to submerge themselves in Australia’s unique landscape, wildlife, and natural beauty with tickets on sale for Australian Geographic: Our Country 360° Cinematic Experience at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Launching on December 1 at the Our Country is a 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 and 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 per cent 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 Perth,” said Australian Geographic Society Chair, David Haslingden. 

Our Country features extraordinary content from Western Australia, including the Kununurra, Hamersley, Broome, The Kimberley Plateau, Nullarbor Plains and Dryandra Woodland. The cinematic experience represents more than 100,000 hours in the field by 25 cinematographers to capture the natural landscapes of Australia-from lush rain forests to snowy peaks, red deserts to aquamarine seas-using aerial drones and time lapse cameras. 

Curated by internationally renowned Emmy award-winning producer and filmmaker, Karina Holden, Our Country features indigenous artist, Gambirra Illume. Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, sound designers and performers, including ARIA Chart-topping, Bowerbird Collective and 

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 Perth will also feature an introduction by iconic Australian actor, Jack Thompson. 

“I was honoured to record the voiceover for Our Country as the exhibition has captured the sense that the wilderness is larger than we are; that we are just an element in this great, natural landscape. Being able to stand still in the Our Country soundscape and view the wild places that surround us is truly profound and it’s more important than ever before to protect,” said Mr. Thompson. 

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 Perth 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 Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from December 1, 2023 until February 11, 2024. Tickets start at $34.90 for adults, $29.90 for concessions, $24.90 for kids and $99.90 for families. 

Visit https://ourcountry360.com/ to find out more.