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Quilty: Painting The Shadows [videorecording]
Quilty: Painting The Shadows [videorecording]
2020
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A fascinating exploration of the creative process, Quilty - Painting the Shadows, follows Ben Quilty as he completes one of hismost challenging artworks - a painting about the Myall Creek massacre of 1838 where 12 stockmen brutally slaughtered 28 Aboriginal people who were camped peacefully at Myall Creek Station in northern NSW.This massacre had special significance as it marked the only time in the colonial period that white men were arrested, tried and ultimately hung for the crime. the film follows Quilty's exploration of the subject over many months.An artist with a profound commitment to social activism fuelled by a boundless curiosity about the human condition, Quilty won the Doug Moran Prize in 2009 and his remarkable portrait of Margaret Olley won the 201 Archibald Portrait Prize.v using the Art Gallery of South Australia's 2019 survey exhibition of Quilty's work as a framework for her film, Catherine Hunter explores the journey of the artist from that of a young man obsessed eith Holden Toranas to the one who brought, through his art, the full spectrum of the Afghhanistan tragedy to public consciousness.“I am looking for symbols of the beauty of the place, the sadness of the place, the incredible violence of this place.” – Ben Quilty 
Imprint:
Catherine Hunter Productions 16/03/2020
Notes:
Catherine Hunter Productions: HUNT1
Credits:
Catherine Hunter--Catherine Hunter--Shelley Maine
Audience:
Censorship classification: E
System details:
DVD region 4
Dewey class:
759.994
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryDVDDVD 759.994 QUIOnloan - Due: 26 Oct 2021
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