18 1949, Sydney, Australia.
Maggie Fooke was trained as an architect
as a horticulturalist and landscape architect. Her
teaching and practice have been in architecture, public
art, landscape architecture, documentary filmmaking
and experimental animation. She studied animation
at Swinburne in 1987 under John Bird and
David Atkinson. Pleasure Domes, an animated reflection
on the view from her balcony, was the first
Australian animation to be invited to Cannes.
A large part
of her life has been spent in local activism. For
7 years, 1987-1994, she fused a dedication to community
and passion for filmmaking in her film Mandalay,
a feature length, cinema verite documentary about
the gentrification of St Kilda, her onetime home. She
has no idea what she has been doing for the last 10
years but she feels good making films again.
She is also the owner of the Brooklyn Arts Hotel, located in Fitzroy, a boutique hotel especially catering for filmmakers, artists and lovers of the arts.
work I make draws on thoughts that have come from just looking
around, noticing, travelling, reading, listening and thinking.
Reflection and observation is what my work is about.
Fooke, March 2006.
3 mins, Super 8mm)
series (1978, 8 x 3 mins each, Super 8mm)
the Landscape (1981, 20 mins, Super 8mm)
View (1985, 13 mins, 16mm)
Co-directed by Chris Knowles
Urban Culture Words (1986, 4 screen slide loop, 35mm)
(1987, 3 mins, 16mm)
Domes (1987, 8 mins, 16mm)
All Know the Mona Lisa Smile (1989, 12 mins, video)
(1994, 114 mins, video 8 to 16mm)
editor Ken Sallows
Reflections (2002, National Film & Sound Archive, Mandalay
(2006, 7 mins, Digital Video)
de Chlorine (2006, 10 mins, Digital Video)
Co-directed by Marianne Wallace-Crabbe
Screenings and Awards:
Toronto, Vancouver Film Festivals screenings One View
MIMA/experimenta, screenings Melbourne, One View
Film Festival, Pleasure Domes
1988 St Kilda
Film Festival, Longford Award, Pleasure Domes
SBS, MIMA Brisbane Modern Art Institute, Dream
International Animation Festival, Pleasure Domes
Kong, Melbourne International Film Festivals, Pleasure Domes
Edinburgh International Film Festivals, Pleasure Domes
International Film Festival, Winner Greater Union Award, Best
Animation, Pleasure Domes
Award, Best Animation, Pleasure Domes
International Film Festival, Mandalay
Screenings around Australia, Pleasure Domes
2006 St Kilda
Film Festival, Postcard
Pleasure Domes (1987, 8 mins)
Postcard (2006, 7 mins)
View", by Maggie Fooke, Cantrills Filmnotes, No. 49-50,