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Dr George Gittoes AM: Videos and Media

Australian artist Dr George Gittoes AM received the 2015 Sydney Peace Prize:

for exposing injustice for over 45 years as a humanist artist, activist and filmmaker, for his courage to witness and confront violence in the war zones of the world, for enlisting the arts to subdue aggression and for enlivening the creative spirit to promote tolerance, respect and peace with justice. (2015 Sydney Peace Prize Jury citation)


On Tuesday 10 November the Sydney Peace Prize was presented to George Gittoes at Sydney Town Hall, when Gittoes delivered the 2015 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture.

Gittoes returned to Sydney from Afghanistan for the occasion (courtesy of Singapore Airlines) and his words resonated strongly with the Australian media.

July 7, 2016 One Plus One: George Gittoes, ABC

Feb 18, 2016 Artists without borders, Creative City Sydney (online)

Nov 18, 2015 Peace Prize artist George Gittoes joins students at Cabramatta High School to spread message, Marie Hogg, Daily Telegraph Fairfield Advance (newspaper)

Nov 17, 2015 Students delighted to host a man of peace, Kirstie Chlopicki, Fairfield City Champion (newspaper)

Nov 15, 2015 War artist awarded Sydney Peace Prize, SBS radio Filipino

Nov 14, 2015, George Gittoes’ City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture, on Australian Public Affairs Channel (A-PAC on Foxtel) 6.30am, 12.20pm, 6.10pm (television)

Nov 14, 2015, Art’s Pied Piper of Conflict, Daily Telegraph (newspaper)

Nov 12, 2015, Gittoes honoured with Peace Prize for work as humanist artist/filmmaker: gallery, Jim Gainsford, The Leader (online)

Nov 10, 2015 Listen: George Gittoes on Mornings, Greta Balog and Nicholas Watts, FBI Radio (radio)

Nov 9, 2015, Meet George Gittoes, Monique Schafter, ABC 7:30 report (television)


Nov 9, 2015, Art helps make the world a better place, David Hirsch, Sydney Morning Herald (online)

Nov 8, 2015, George Gittoes and the Sydney Peace Prize: an interview from Artwriter’s archives, Elizabeth Fortescue, Artwriter (online)

Nov 7, 2015, The Fitz Files: Monarchists reply with rallying call, Peter FitzSimons, Sydney Morning Herald (online)

Oct 31, 2015, Spiritual Esctasy: George Gittoes’s diaries reveal spiritual experiences in Afghanistan, George Gittoes, The Australian (newspaper)

Oct 21, 2015, George Gittoes with Margaret Throsby, Margaret Throsby, Radio National (radio)

Coverage of George Gittoes’ films:

Oct 9, 2015, IDFA unveils 2015 competition titles, Screen Daily

Aug 7, 2015, MIFF 2015: George Gittoes’ Afghanistan film Snow Monkey is overlong but fascinating, Sydney Morning Herald

Aug 2, 2015, MIFF 2015: George Gittoes’ Snow Monkey shows the other face of Afghanistan, Sydney Morning Herald

Media coverage of the announcement:

On Saturday 11 April the Sydney Peace Foundation announced that George Gittoes would receive the 2015 Sydney Peace Prize. Here are some links to the media coverage of the announcement so far:

Apr 17, 2015, War artist and film maker George Gittoes discusses his time in the Afghan city of Jalalabad filming with impoverished youth, The Drum, ABC TV

Apr 13, 2015, George Gittoes wins Sydney Peace Prize, ABC Radio National with Phillip Adams

Apr 11, 2015, George Gittoes and the art of war, SMH Good Weekend

Apr 11, 2015‎, George Gittoes awarded Sydney Peace Prize, Paddy Wood, Yahoo7 News

Apr 11, 2015, Artist Gittoes honoured with Sydney Peace Prize, Damien Murphy, The Sydney Morning Herald

Apr 11, 2015‎, George Gittoes is the winner of the 2015 Sydney Peace Prize, Sarah Kimmorley, Business Insider Australia

Apr 10, 2015‎, War artist and filmmaker George Gittoes wins Sydney peace prize, The Guardian

Apr 10, 2015‎, War artist George Gittoes awarded Sydney Peace Prize, SBS

Apr 10, 2015, Premi buoni e giusti. L’artista e filmmaker George Gittoes vince il Sidney Peace Prize, Exibart

Check out this preview of George Gittoes’ latest film Love City Jalalabad:

Love City Jalalabad won the Best Documentary, Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival, New York, 2015; Most Socially Relevant, Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival, New York, 2015; and Finalist, Foxtel Australian Documentary Prize, Sydney Film Festival, 2013.


Media management of the 2015 Sydney Peace Prize courtesy to ">Katie Mayor at Wildspin Media