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About The Exhibition
Archibald Prize winner Looby won major prizes at home and abroad, yet today his name and works are rarely seen. Born in Sydney, Keith Looby entered the National Art School at 15 and graduated with an unmistakeable style that went on to win Australian paintings’ highest plaudits including the Sulman, Blake and Archibald Prizes – the latter with Max Gillies as Bob Hawke.
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 – Black and White History of Australia – remain confronting today. This documentary film received rave reviews at the 2019 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival and at its Sydney premiere at the National Art School in February 2020.
Producer Merelyn Alt will be present for a Q & A session at the film's conclusion here.
Screening here will be at 5.30pm in the Boardroom.
Join us for drinks and nibbles from 5pm at $10pp.
Due to limited numbers, bookings are essential on 3408 9288.