Articles and Publications

Inside Film – Feb 2005Article by Drew Turney, p.33
Realtime – RT68 Aug/Sep2005 article by Keith Gallasch
BBC News – ‘The Highs and Lows of Bing Tall’ review by Geoff Adams-Spink
SMH – The Guide – Nov 28-Nov 4 – ‘High Roller’ Review by Jacqui Taffel, p.6
Sunday Telegraph – Sunday Magazine – Nov 20, 2005 – Article by Tony Magnusson, p.17
The Age – Green Guide – Thurs Nov 24, 2005 – Review by Nicole Brady, p.14
ASDA Screen Director Magazine – Winter 2005 – Article by Tina Kaufman, p.8
Sydney City Hub – Vol 10, Issue 6, June 2005 – Article by Ewa Jaremkiewicz
Australian Art Review – March-June 2005 – Article by Ruth Hessey, p.14

Book chapter by Janet Merewether:

Women and the Moving Image in Australia 2003 (Ed. Lisa French)
Chapter – ‘F*ck the Mainstream – Let’s Make Art’ women and experimental screen arts in Australia (writer: Janet Merewether) Damned Publishing.


Articles by Janet Merewether include:

Focus – Aust. Doctor Magazine Nov 2005 – Article by Merewether on Marfan Syndrome and her documentary Jabe Babe – A Heightened Life
Reed Business Information, Sydney, pp. 24-29.

Metro Magazine Spring 2004 #142, pp. 108-113 – ‘The Beginning Before the Beginning’ –
Article written by Janet Merewether’s on her work as a film titles and motion graphics designer for Australian films. Australian Teachers of Media.

Cantrills Filmnotes p. 63, January 2000 No 93-100
Article by Janet Merewether – Hunting Shooting and Gathering’

Peer reviewed Articles by Janet Merewether include:

Merewether, J. 2015, “Shaping The Documentary Subject: Writing and visualizing the documentary and media art script” in JOS Journal of Screenwriting 6.1, Intellect, pp.89-113

Merewether, J. 2012, “Autobiographical and historical representations of maternal embodiment and the single mother in the hybrid documentary Maverick Mother.” Expanding Documentary 2011: VIIIth Biennial Conference, Auckland: Vol.1, No. 2, December 2011

Merewether, J. 2010, “Maverick Mother – From Social Pariah to Social Progressive” Hecate 36, 1 & 2 University of Queensland, Brisbane, pp. 101-118.

Merewether, J. 2009, “Shaping The Real: Directorial imagination and the visualisation of evidence in the hybrid documentary”, SCAN- Online journal of media arts and culture, Vol. 6 Number 3, December 2009, Macquarie University, Sydney.

Articles on short films, videos, film titles and broadcast/motion graphics designs.

Women Make Waves festival programme – Introduction to Janet Merewether retrospective programme, written by Taiwanese film/media lecturer Kuo Li-Hsin.

Realtime – various articles written about Janet Merewether’s work
see: Featured artist article June 2002 (wr: Cassi Plate) – Artificial Showrooms of Emotion
Review of Contemporary Case Studies  OnScreen#43, June/July 2001 p18 (wr: Mireille Juchau) Young Filmmakers’ Erections and Reflections (FTO Young Filmmakers’ Fund Fest’l)
Review of Cheap Blonde  OnScreen#26, August 1998 (wr: Virginia Baxter)

Village Voicereview by Amy Taubin –
Contemporary Case Studies (at NYFF)
p112, Oct 2, 2001 Vol XLVI No.39

Uppsala Film Festival Program – review of films
by Janet Merewether (wr: Lina Kalmteg) for
20th anniversary newsletter of the festival 2001 p 16 (Sweden) ‘Om jag hade en pistol’

Berlin Kinemathek (Freunde der Deutschen Kinemathek program) March 2002
Article on Janet Merewether RETROSPECTIVE, and EYE FOR IDEA experimental/documentary film programme curated by Janet Merewether for Tampere and Berlin screenings


‘A tall girl with a tall story, Jabe Babe measures six foot two inches (188cm), works as a dominatrix and has a life-threatening genetic condition called Marfan Syndrome.’

An award-winning documentary, including;

  • IF AWARD – Best Australian Documentary 2005
  • AFI AWARD – Best Documentary Directing 2005
  • MERIT AWARD – Taiwan Int’l Documentary Fest.

‘Queen of Mean’ – still from Jabe Babe

‘Calamity Pain’ – still from Jabe Babe


Janet has also specialised in designing MOTION GRAPHICS AND FILM TITLES for features, documentaries and short films.

Several of her film and documentary titles are featured on AUSTRALIAN SCREEN ONLINE