art + soul - Home And Away

Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.10.10

In this three-part documentary series, Hetti Perkins takes us on a personal journey into the world of Aboriginal art.

art + soul, directed by Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah), is the powerful and emotionally engaging television series about contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, and the artists who create it.

Hetti Perkins, the writer and presenter of art + soul, is an Eastern Arrernte and Kalkadoon desert woman, Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), daughter of the late political activist Charles Perkins and sister of filmmaker Rachel Perkins (First Australians, Bran Nue Dae).

With great generosity she shares her extraordinary knowledge of Aboriginal art, visiting the homes and studios of artists in remote desert communities, the tropical top end, and in urban environments. She also brings personal anecdotes to the fore, recalling her family’s own story, and her father’s legacy.

Hetti Perkins: "Art for me is a way for our people to share stories and allow a wider community to understand our history and us as a people."


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Contact Details

Gallery: Art Gallery of NSW
Contact: Cara Pinchbeck - Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
Telephone: +61 2 9225 1700 or 1
Address: Art Gallery Road Sydney Sydney 2000 NSW



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