Hetti Perkins, Art + Soul. Episode two: Dreams and Nightmares (2009). Courtesy of UtopiaHibiscus Films.

Hetti Perkins, Art + Soul. Episode two: Dreams and Nightmares (2009). Courtesy of UtopiaHibiscus Films.

Learn Space—Pop-up cinema

Friday 9 September to Saturday 31 December 2022

Art + Soul. Episode two: Dreams and Nightmares (2009)

Art + Soul is a groundbreaking three-part documentary series, written and presented by Curator Hetti Perkins and directed by award winning Director Warwick Thornton.

Dreams and Nightmares, explores a diverse group of outstanding contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and provides an insight into their life and art practice. Including artists Lin Onus, the East Kimberley artists, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Kurlijunyintja Jackie Giles, Pedro Wonaeamirri, Brenda L Croft, Harry Wedge and Emily Kam Kngwarray. 

Emily Kam Kngwarray’s work Anooralya (or Anwerlarr) – Yam Dreaming (1996) was acquired in 2021 by Geelong Gallery to celebrate the Gallery’s 125th Anniversary and is currently on display in the Douglass Gallery.

Session times:

10.30am to 11.25am, 11.30am to 12.25pm, 12.30pm to 1.25pm, 1.30pm to 2.25pm, 2.30pm to 3.25pm, 3.30pm to 4.25pm 


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this video may contain images and voices of deceased persons.

This video also contains material that may be confronting to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers.

Director: Warwick Thornton
Writer and presenter: Hetti Perkins
Producer: Bridget Ikin, Jo-anne McGowan
Cinematographer: Warwick Thornton
Editor: Roland Gallois ASE (episode 1+3), James Bradley ASE (episode 2)
Sound design: Liam Egan
Music: David Page

Margaret Kemarre Turner on behalf of the Alhalker and Anangker Country and residents of the community at UtopiaHibiscus Films.

Funded by Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and with the assistance of the Australia Council for the Arts. Developed and produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

We have transformed our Learn space into a pop-up cinema screening a monthly documentary art series showcasing the life and work of diverse Australian artists in the Gallery’s permanent collection. 

No bookings required (limited numbers)