Get inside the mind of artists by watching some of their favourite films. Bring a friend to this diverse program of films selected by MCA artists and curators.
Films happen every Saturday at 2pm
Veolia Lecture Theatre
Sat 12 Sept, 2pm
Directed by Andrew Pike
“Emily Kame Kngwarreye was an Aboriginal woman from Utopia in central Australia who began to paint on canvas when she was about 78 years old. In the 8 years before her death in 1996, she produced a staggering output of over 3,000 canvasses, some of which are now valued more highly (in monetary terms) than the work of most other female Australian artists. The exhibition of Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s paintings which toured to Osaka and Tokyo in 2008 is arguably the biggest, most comprehensive single artist exhibition to travel internationally from Australia. Emily in Japan is the story of the making of this landmark exhibition, with all of the complex cross-cultural transactions that were involved – from the red desert of central Australia where Emily lived, to the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, where the exhibition was curated, and to the high end of the art world in Japan.
Image courtesy of Ronin Films