Members Screening Room 2021: Art + Soul

01 October 2021 - 31 January 2022 -
We invite you to the Members Screening Room, a free and exclusive benefit available to current Members of the Art Gallery of NSW. Watch a range of handpicked arts documentaries throughout the year online from the comfort of your home.

Art + Soul

Hetti Perkins, art curator and writer shares her knowledge of - and passion for - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

Over three episodes, we criss-cross the land with Perkins, meeting artists remote, rural and urban, gaining insights and feelings about them and their extraordinary art. She encourages the artists to tell the stories behind their artworks. Her journey enhances our knowledge and appreciation of Aboriginal art, encourages us to see the world from an Aboriginal perspective and, ultimately, gives us a richer understanding of Aboriginal culture.

Episode 1: Home and away
2010, 55 mins

What does it mean to be 'at home' for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? Is it where you live, or the 'country' you are exiled from? 

Episode 2: Dreams and nightmares
2010. 56 mins

From the 'dreaming' to the unsettling nightmare of colonisation, what is the role of memory, dreams and the spirit world in Aboriginal art? 

Episode 3: Bitter and sweet
2010, 56 mins

How does the startling beauty - and humour - of Aboriginal art intertwine with reverberations of the past and our present? 

This documentary is available to view from 5pm 1 October 2021 to 5pm (AEDT) 31 January 2022. A secure login and password will be emailed to ticket holders upon booking.

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Members only (view from 1 Oct 2021 to 31 Jan 2022)