Ben Quilty: ReckoningSat 31 Aug, 2.30pm
Described as ‘one of the anointed saints of contemporary Australian art’, painter and activist Ben Quilty launched his solo survey exhibition, Quilty, at the Art Gallery of South Australia and will tour it nationally. The stunning self-titled book accompanying the exhibition documents his broad and brilliant career, though it is the tribulations and emotional challenges behind the scenes that he will sit down to talk about with ABC’s Lisa Millar.
Lisa Millar is the host of ABC’s News Breakfast and guest presenter of Back Roads. She is one of the ABC’s most experienced foreign correspondents, enjoying stints as North America Bureau Chief from 2009–2015, and then Europe Bureau Chief from 2015–2018. She has reported extensively on the UN and international relations, covering some of the biggest global stories from the past decade.
Ben Quilty lives and works in Robertson, NSW. Widely known for his thick, gestural oil paintings, Quilty has worked across a range of media including drawing, photography, sculpture and installation. His works often serve as a reflection of social and political events; from the current global refugee crisis to the complex social history of our country.