LOOBY Documentary Film + Q&A at Bowral Empire

What's On 24 AUG @ 6.30pm

Bowral Empire - Film + Q&A

Bowral Empire & Mama Dojo/Loudhailer Present:


A documentary film on the life and art of Keith Looby followed by a Q&A with Keith Looby himself and political activist, social historian and cultural commentator, Humphrey McQueen.

Archibald Prize winner Keith Looby won major prizes at home and abroad. Today his name and works are hidden from view. Perhaps a habit of drawing colonialism, painting non-conformists and speaking up made him persona non grata? With sumptuous cinematography, candid interviews and a striking original score, LOOBY uncovers the life and work of an artist we need to remember.


“This right here is my pick of the fest. Do not miss Looby.”
— Andrew Peirce, The Curb

“It’s a fascinating film, especially in an era of increasingly straitened and conservative artistic standards.”
— Travis Johnson, Cinema Australia

Tickets: $20pp (+ booking fee) includes light refreshments. Proceeds from the documentary will be donated to the Southern Highlands Artisans Collective (SHAC) courtesy of Spud Lane Studios.

Tickets via Empire Cinemas Bowral.

The film runs for 76 mins and will be followed by the Q&A with Keith Looby and Humphrey McQueen.

This documentary airing and artist Q&A is a prelude to the forthcoming Keith Looby exhibition at Spud Lane Studios from 27th August.