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art + soul

To celebrate art + soul, the ground-breaking three-part documentary series written and presented by Hetti Perkins and directed by Warwick Thornton for ABC Television, as well as the art + soul exhibition and the art + soul book, the Art Gallery of New South Wales will hold an Open Weekend over the October long weekend (2, 3, 4 October) focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

More than 60 free events will be held over the 3-day long weekend, with highlights including an opportunity to meet director Warwick Thornton and artists Gulumbu Yunupingu, Pedro Wonaeamirri, Yukultji Napangati, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Ricky Maynard, Judy Watson, Destiny Deacon, Lenie Namatjira, Ivy Pareroultja, Brenda L Croft and Richard Bell, all of whom are featured in the documentary.

Full release including highlights > (3pp, 492kb)

art + soul

As part of the soon-to-be-aired art + soul television series, written and narrated by Hetti Perkins, and the book art + soul, the Art Gallery of New South Wales presents the art + soul exhibition during an ‘Open Weekend at the Gallery’, which will celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture.

The exhibition highlights the artists and art featured in the groundbreaking three-part documentary series. Some of the 40-plus artists include: Destiny Deacon, Richard Bell, Mervyn Bishop, Tommy McRae, Ricky Maynard, Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, Judy Watson, Brenda L Croft, Emily Kam Ngwarray, John Mawurndjul, Naata Nungurrayi and Rusty Peters.

Full release on art + soul exhibition > (3pp, 481kb)


On view:Open weekend
2-4 October long weekend
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney
Telephone:(02) 9225 1744 or recorded information (02) 9225 1790
National Toll Free 1800 679 278
Hours:Daily 10am - 5pm
Wednesdays until 9pm
Media Information and Interviews:Susanne Briggs
(02) 9225 1791 or 0412 268 320

IMAGE CREDIT: Hetti Perkins, curator Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Rusty Peters Waterbrain 2002
© Rusty Peters. Warmun Art Centre