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Dig Deeper | Art Meets Film | NAIDOC Week screening

Still from Dig Deeper showing a woman wearing a shirt with the Aboriginal flag standing among trees
Still from Dig Deeper showing a woman wearing a shirt with the Aboriginal flag standing among trees

Overview

Dig Deeper follows the lives and creative practice of four ground-breaking First Nations artists: Blak Douglas, Maree Clarke, Penny Evans and Ben McKeown. This thought-provoking documentary explores commonalities across their art and their Aboriginality, from personal struggles and relationship to Country, to both engaging with and critiquing the establishment.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Mark Street, Dig Deeper doesn’t shy away from challenging questions. How do you talk about the difficult things that have happened to you and from your history? Are you angry? Can you stir passion and emotion? How can you engage more deeply and focus on the regeneration of cultural practices?

Works by Blak Douglas, Maree Clarke, Penny Evans and Ben McKeown are all held in the National Gallery of Australia collection and Blak Douglas’ painting Not everyone's cup of tea (2009) is currently on display in Gallery 5.

Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, Tina Baum (Gulumirrgin (Larrakia)/Wardaman/Karajarri peoples) will provide a brief introduction to the screening.

This NAIDOC Week screening of Dig Deeper is presented as part of Art Meets Film, a free program of screenings inspired by the National Gallery of Australia collection and presented in partnership by the National Gallery of Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

Dates

6 Jul 2024
July 2024
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National Film and Sound Archive of AustraliaMcCoy Circuit, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions
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