Keith Looby: from the collection

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Australian artist Keith Looby entered the National Art School at age 15 and graduated with an unmistakeable style that went on to win the Sulman, Blake and Archibald prizes.

Looby’s works are owned by all major public galleries in Australia as well as New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).

The Burnie Regional Art Gallery holds a series of 20 prints donated in 1981 that include some of the Kelly gang story created in 1977. Looby’s insistence on painting controversial figures – from communist Rupert Lockwood to feminist Anne Summers– won him few friends in power.

Likewise, his illustrations on the horrors of colonialism – Black and White History of Australia – remain confronting today.

Image : Keith LOOBY, 'Max Gilles' (detail) 1984 Archibald Winner.


Special opportunity 

Don't miss the screening of 'Looby' – an award winning documentary created by Loud Hailer and Mama Dojo at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery Saturday 20 February at 2 pm.  Gold coin entry to the film.  Funds raised support the Friends of the Gallery projects. 


Download our exhibition calendar for January - July 2021 here 

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  • Friday, 12 February 2021 | 10:00 AM - Saturday, 20 March 2021 | 04:00 PM


Free entry, all welcome.
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Burnie Regional Art gallery, 77 - 79 Wilmot street, 7320, View Map and directions

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