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Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures

 

Heath Ledger: A life in pictures

14 October 2017 – 29 January 2018 | Free


CURATED BY THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ART GALLERY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

GUEST CURATOR, ALLISON HOLLAND

Discover a passionate film-maker – admire a screen legend – celebrate a local hero


Film legend Heath Ledger was a charismatic movie star who pushed the boundaries of acting in his iconic roles. This unique exhibition has been curated by the WA Museum in partnership with AGWA. From his teenage years in Western Australia to his final role as Tony in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), the exhibition follows a career driven by the actor’s passion for creativity.


Ledger worked with some of cinema’s great directors, actors and crews to achieve unforgettable performances in a range of genres. Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures will celebrate his screen career with the display of costumes, including the Joker suit from The Dark Knight (2008), and the iconic shirts of Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist from Brokeback Mountain (2005).


On display for the first time, will be Ledger’s research journals revealing the actor’s deep commitment to his profession and how he developed key roles. Awards such as his Best Supporting Actor Oscar and BAFTA for The Dark Knight highlight his achievements in the film industry. Ledger’s celebrity status is reflected in portraits by noted international photographers such as Karin Catt, Platon and Bruce Weber.


A chronological narrative of his acting career will be intertwined with his creative investigations into image-making under the influences of visionary directors Ang Lee, Terry Gilliam and Todd Haynes. Photographic stills and moving images will offer a glimpse of Ledger behind-the-scenes and reveal his creative projects as a director.


twilight viewing | FREE

Until 7.30pm, Friday evenings
Starting on Friday 21 October 2017 & Ending on Friday 26 January 2018

Note - Closed Friday 10 November & Friday 1 December

Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures will be open later Friday evenings. While you are here enjoy a large scale game of chess, one of Heath’s favourite past-times.


PURSUING YOUR PASSIONS | FREE

Join us once a month for a free talk in the exhibition space from someone who is pursuing their passion, starting with curator Allison Holland.

Curating a Life in Pictures

Allison Holland, Curator
5.30pm, Friday 20 October 

Surfing & Design

Geoff Backshall, Rusty

5.30pm, Friday 3 November 

Photography

Saul Frank, Camera Electronics

4pm, Friday 8 December

Filmmaking

Tania Chambers, Producer

5.30pm, Friday 19 January


AGWA MEMBERS CURATOR TALK

$22 members | $35 non-members
6-7.30pm, Wednesday 18 October


Experience a private after-hours viewing of Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures along with exclusive insights from the exhibition curator Allison Holland.

Upon arrival enjoy a welcome drink with other guests before Allison gives a presentation on her experience curating this captivating exhibition and the many tales and tribulations of collating some of the interesting pieces included. Following this, guests will be invited to a private viewing of the exhibition with Allison.

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LONDON’S CALLING

Fill out the entry form in the exhibition space for your chance to win a trip for two (2) to London, plus awesome prize pack including a bespoke Rusty surfboard, a polaroid camera and a "behind the seams" tour of the Angels Costume house.

 

pop up shop

10am-5pm, Wednesday to Monday (until 7.30pm on Friday)

A range of items complementing Heaths passions such as photography and film-making are available for purchase in the Gallery pop-up shop. There's also a selection of striped socks (a favorite fashion accessory of Heath's), books, posters and some stunning limited edition prints of the actor.

 

 

Heath Ledger logo block


Image courtesy Karin Catt. © Karin Catt photographer.

 

 


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