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Luke Thurgate @ NAS 22 February 2017
Adelaide-based artist Luke Thurgate will discuss his art practice and in particular the development of his recent collaborative/interactive wall drawings. He will talk about a range of influences on his work and the slippages between expectation and outcome that occur when collaborating.
Luke is interested in value, trace and identity. His drawing practice has incorporated performance, video and installation as a framework for working collaboratively with artists and audiences.
Luke lectures in the Drawing Department at Adelaide Central School of Art. He has exhibited regularly across Australia and is currently completing a residency at Seymour College in Adelaide. In 2016 Luke was part of Drawing Conversations at the National Art School.
Sons of Namatjira
Sons of Namatjira examines the relationship between a community of Aboriginal artists and the outside world. Keith Namatjira is the son of the celebrated artist Albert Namatjira, and emulates his father’s distinctive style. He lives with his family in the same camp that his father had established on the outskirts of Alice Springs in Central Australia.
This sympathetic portrait of a tiny community of Aboriginal artists is rich in Levy’s characteristic humour and sense of irony. It was the last of Levy’s films for AIAS before he returned to independent production, and remains one of the Film Unit’s most widely seen works. (image and summary from Ronin Films)
Dreamings: the art of Aboriginal Australia
Dreamings is a journey to the scarred heartlands and lush mangroves of Australia, where Aboriginal artists keep alive their ancient and traditional forms. With breathtaking cinematography, the film explores the sacred, stylized imagery of their artwork. (summary taken from Icarus Films)
(image taken from amazon)
Women of the impressionist movement
"Impressionism is female." We understand this maxim when considering Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Eva Gonzales, and Marie Bracquemond, four outstanding female artists who developed distinct Impressionist subjects and styles. The four knew one another, were present in the contemporary art circles of Paris, and, above all, shared a common fate: they were talented women in a world ruled by men. This documentary by Rudij Bergmann, an expert on impressionism, tells the story of the four women and their works, setting them against the backdrop of aesthetic, historic, and social considerations that shaped their lives and work. (image and summary from amazon)
Frans Hals of Antwerp
Frans Hals (1582-1666) was a portrait painter with a unique style, admired for its originality and vivacity not only by the Impressionists but also by artists like van Gogh or Picasso. Very little documentation of his life exists today, so this film uses the thorough contemplation of his canvases as the key to his story. Works by the landscape artists and still-life painters of his time help to illustrate the age in which he lived. The programme furthermore exemplifies the elaborate conventions of portraiture at the time.(image and summary from arthaus-musik)