published: 10 Jun 2021
Join us for a free screening of the acclaimed documentary film Looby followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers to mark 100 years of the Archibald Prize.
This documentary film uncovers the life and work of acclaimed indigenous painter Keith Looby.
Looby's insistence on painting controversial figures-from communist Rupert Lockwood to feminist Anne Summers-won him few friends in power. Likewise, his illustrations on the horrors of colonialism remain confronting today.
Looby reveals the ruthless politics of Australian art world. It's the story of what happens when an artist chooses to speak out.
About Keith Looby
Born in Sydney, Keith Looby entered the National Art School as a fifteen year old and graduated with an unmistakable style that went on to win the Sulman, Blake and Archibald prizes. The latter with Max Gillies as Bob Hawke in 1984, with his works being owned by all major public galleries in Australia as well as New York's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).