Film, Talk and Q&A with Richard Lewer: Worse Luck I am Still Here

Event status:

Richard Lewer Join the artist for an online screening of his film followed by Q & A.

Date:
Thursday 26 November 2020 06:00 pm until Thursday 26 November 2020 07:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
La Trobe Art Institute
5444 7272; lai@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
La Trobe Art Institute
Type of Event:
Community Event; Public Lecture
Cost:
no charge

Join artist Richard Lewer as he introduces his Blake Prize-winning artwork, Worse luck I am still here. This touching animation tells the tragic true story of a suicide pact between 81-year-old Bernie and the love of his life, Julie. Lewer inserts himself into the story as he handles  the drawings and narrates in a manner that is simultaneously empathetic and matter of fact.

Originally from New Zealand, Lewer has been working in Australia since 1997. He is known for his video and animation, paintings, and delicate drawings which evocatively rework some of life’s less pleasant elements – crime scenes, illness, horror movies and extreme events.

Join the artist in conversation following the screening.

Richard Lewer is represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore; and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.   richardlewer.com

Bookings not required – live on Zoom: https://latrobe.zoom.us/j/86222790343

Image: Richard Lewer with a still of his film, Worse luck … I am still here 2014, Blu-ray, 4:47 minutes. Photo: Sahlan Hayes

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