Augusts exciting film event sees FAM join forces with The Keith Looby Film Project for another evening of film….with a difference!
Film & Arts Mackay are proud to present—as part of a nationwide tour—the documentary film, LOOBY, about the eponymous Australian artist followed by a Q&A with co-producer Sean Murphy. Combining rebel instinct with prodigious talent, Keith Looby won many major awards, including our nation's most well-known, the Archibald Prize. Looby premiered at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival and (pre-COVID19) went on to packed screenings at the National Art School, Sydney; Canberra Museum and Gallery; and the Queen Victoria Museum and Gallery, Launceston. The Archibald Prize always creates much discussion about art in Australia; Looby adds personality and politics to the mix. Among other things, the film delves into the painter's focus on Indigenous history and trauma at a time when Australian institutions were of a "history began with the First Fleet" mindset. These and other resonant threads are weaved together in a tight 80-minute feature.
Film & Arts Mackay acknowledge the
Yuwibara people, the TraditionalCustodians of Mackay, and pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
Please be advised this event will be run in accordance with strict Covid-19 conditions.
- The event will follow COVID safe protocols. Check in will be required on the night using the Check in Qld App.
- Social distancing to be maintained as required by Covid-19 directiv
- BYO CHAIR & Snacks
Doors will open at 6pm for a 6:30 start
10 River Street Mackay
Proudly brought to you by Film & Arts, Mackay Inc.