The Laboratory Arts Collective

THIS WEEKS CURATOR IS ANDREW HARPER

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Explorer Andrew Harper

LISTEN

In praise of idleness
Tom Roberts

The Last Waltz: Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Rick Danko, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson

(Image: © Steve Gladstone)

The Last Waltz directed by Martin Scorsese

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Archibald Prize 2018 ANZ People’s Choice award winning portrait  Guy  by Anne Middleton © the artist.

Archibald Prize 2018 ANZ People’s Choice award winning portrait Guy by Anne Middleton © the artist.

The Archibald Prize - 2019 touring exhibition

OBJECT

Harper

“The watercolour of a young woman on a balcony that my great Aunt Daisy Harper painted on a visit to Dieppe, France. It hung in the hall and as a child I would reach up to touch it every time I entered the house. Now it hangs in my bedroom. It was painted the year I was born when my Aunt was overseas and I often wonder if it was painted at the same time I was born.”

VISIT

Harper

“Anywhere in the Australian desert.

SURPRISING THING

Aboriginal artifact

“For me the unexpected lies in the connection of people to the land. When I’m possibly the first person who has walked on that land for a hundred years and I find an object that takes me back a thousand more, then I am directly connected with the past and all those people and their lives. That’s a pretty amazing thing for me.”

ANDREW HARPER

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