IGNIS
(5 min) US


Director/Producer: Ashleigh McArthur

Description:

Ignis showcases the work of Gregory Roberts, an artist transforming ash from the remains of homes lost in Northern California's devastating wildfires into works of art. Along with oral testimony from survivors, Gregory's unique ceramic pots - each containing ash from a family home - illustrate the myriad ways communities seek to rebuild following natural disasters.

Biography:

Ashleigh McArthur is a filmmaker and former diplomat currently pursuing an MFA in documentary film. She is a graduate of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and the recipient of an Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant. Before arriving at Stanford she collaborated with BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom (Sherpa, Mountain) on a feature documentary and her student film Pat's Studio premiered at the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art with the Antenna Documentary Festival. Prior to her filmmaking career, Ashleigh spent eight years in the Australian foreign service, where she contributed to public policy on security, human rights and climate change and represented Australia in Solomon Islands, Mexico and the US. Her final role was director of public diplomacy at the Australian Consulate-General in New York, where she was responsible for managing the cultural and public affairs portfolios. 

Contact information:

w: art.stanford.edu/works/ignis 
e: aemcarth@stanford.edu 

 



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