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Brilliant Artists Film Series 2018

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Manly Art Gallery & Museum

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BRILLIANT ARTISTS Film Series 2018

Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society presents a series of films for members, friends and art lovers on the life and work of four inspirational Australian artists, and a behind the scenes look at the Archibald Prize. The evening screenings include introductions and Q&As with artists and filmmakers, and wine and cheese. Bookings through Eventbrite.

Tickets for whole series: $70 Members or $110 Adults plus booking fee

Tickets per event: $20 Members or $30 Adults plus booking fee



FILM No.1 - Sat 10 March, 5 – 7pm

UNDER THE LINO: THE LIFE AND ART OF BRUCE GOOLD

Bruce Goold’s life is a fascinating journey that has taken him from the Yellow House in Sydney, exhibitions in London, fabric and linocut designs of Lord Howe Island, to life on the Northern Beaches. This film tracks down some of his finest pieces of art spread around the world, woven through with wonderful conversations of great times and exotic people. This is a film full of humour, warmth and art.

Film by Bill Leimbach.

Introduction and Q&A with artist Bruce Goold and Director Bill Leimbach.



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Film No.2 - Sat 14 April, 5 – 7pm

WHITELEY: A VISUAL JOURNEY INTO THE LIFE OF BRETT WHITELEY

WHITELEY is a visual journey into the private life and creative legacy of Australia’s most iconic artist, Brett Whiteley, told “in his own words” using personal letters, notebooks and photographs, interwoven with reconstructions, animations, archival interviews and rare footage. The documentary is directed by James Bogle and produced by Sue Clothier.

Whiteley’s constant muse was his wife, Wendy. Both a catalyst for his creative passions and a witness to their incendiary consequences, she remains the sole custodian of his artistic legacy. Wendy was the subject of some of his most famous and popular paintings, and was the mother of their only child, Arkie.

Like so many brilliant artists, Whiteley’s ambitious ascent to dizzying heights would eventually meet with a tragic downfall. Having built a tower of artistic statements exploring monumental ideas like Love, Evil, War, Beauty and “Endlessnessism”, he irretrievably fell from it.

Whiteley’s artworks were made across just 30 years, but their ongoing impact on Australia’s creative culture is extraordinary: he blazed a trail that still lights a path forward for a new generation of artists.

A Film by James Bogle.

Introduction and Q&A with Wendy Whiteley and producer Sue Clothier.



Film No.3 - Sat 12 May, 5 – 7pm

BRUSHES WITH FAME

This is a film about Australia’s first and most popular and controversial art prize for portraiture, the Archibald Prize. The film follows some of Australia's great painters as they prepare their portraits for the annual competition, including Gary Shead, Bill Leak, Kerrie Lester, Jenny Sages, Salvatore Zofrea, Robert Hannaford, Martin Sharp, Fred Cress and Rose McKinley. It also provides insights into the judging process of the Archibald Prize which had never been filmed before.

Film by Richard Mordaunt.

Introduction and Q&A with artist Garry Shead and director Richard Mordaunt.

Film No.4 - Sat 9 June, 5 – 7pm

JANET LAURENCE ‘THE LIFE WORLD’ & WENDY SHARPE ‘ANNETTE KELLERMAN’

Two films about two of Australia’s best known female artists. The first film about Janet Laurence was filmed over 5 years and presents a fascinating insight into her work practice. She is both artist and alchemist, initiating and creating major installations that have transformed our cities and given new meaning to the words 'Public Art'. In the second film, Wendy Sharpe paints the amazing life of Australia’s legendary swimmer Annette Kellerman who became a trailblazer for the ‘new woman’ in the early 1900s. Photograph above by Brett Boardman.

Films by Richard Mordaunt.

Introduction and Q&A with artist Wendy Sharpe and director Richard Mordaunt.

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