Scott Hicks graduated from Flinders University of South Australia (BA Hons.) in 1975 and was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1997. Born and raised in East Africa, Scott and his wife Kerry Heysen (Creative Consultant on SHINE, Associate Producer on SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS and Producer of HEARTS IN ATLANTIS) live in Adelaide, South Australia, as do their two sons.
Scott Hicks latest photographic exhibition "Misspent Youth" presents images from the 70's and 80's.
"Starting in the early '70's, in the days when nobody cared, I took my camera to rock concerts for the better part of a decade. Elbowing my way to the front I would seize what moments I could from the chaos, developing the black & white negatives later at home.
In excavating these archival images more then three decades later, I have resurrected my personal visual diary of a bygone era. While many of these gigantosaurs of pop culture are still plying their trade, as I have pursued the life of a filmmaker, these grainy monochrome images evoke a receding past and an almost quaint technology rapidly succumbing to the digital onslaught.
Through my still camera, I learned the elements of focus, exposure and image construction which were to become basic tools ofmy craft which has also moved relentlessly into the digital world over the last two decades.
So this exhibition of everlasting ephemera reflects my own crossover into the world of pixels, at the same time respecting the photo-chemical origin of these mementoes of my past.".......Scott Hicks 2014
Misspent Youth, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
Hill-Smith Fine Art Gallery, Adelaide, "Still Frames from a Moving Picture Life"
The Developed Image Gallery, Adelaide, "Private Worlds: Public Works"
Consortium Gallery, Adelaide "Heroes"
The Lucky One
The Boys Are Back
Hearts In Atlantis
Snow Falling On Cedars
Sebastian and the Sparrow
Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts
I'm Only Looking - The Best of INXS
The Ultimate Athlete
The Space Shuttle
Submarines: Sharks of Steel
The Great Wall of Iron
Call Me Mr Brown