Warwick Thornton: Mother Courage

Warwick Thornton: Mother Courage
Mother Courage (production still), image courtesy of the artist and Scarlett Pictures

Tuesday 5 February - Sunday 23 June 2013*
Open daily 10am-5pm
Free entry

Acclaimed filmmaker and artist Warwick Thornton has a distinctive and powerful cinematic voice. He won the Cannes Film Festival's Camera d'Or for his debut feature, Samson and Delilah (2009) and exhibited Stranded (2011) at the Samstag Museum of Art during the Adelaide Film Festival.

Mother Courage is an immersive film installation that offers a striking and poetic perspective of Indigenous life in Australia. Based upon Bertolt Brecht's play Mother Courage and Her Children, it explores cultural displacement and the tensions between contemporary urban and traditional Indigenous lifestyles.

On the final weekend of this much celebrated exhibition, Thornton's mischievous title character takes her art to the street, parking her van in the Fed Square Atrium. This will occur as part of The Light in Winter, Fed Square's month-long program of free performances, exhibitions, film screenings and forums.

*Please note that this exhibition will be relocated to the Fed Square Atrium from Saturday 22 June until Sunday 23 June 2013, 11am-11pm

Related Events

Warwick Thornton Education Program

A program of educational events and resources designed to complement the 'Warwick Thornton: Mother Courage' exhibition.

Mother Courage has been commissioned by ACMI and dOCUMENTA (13) and is part of the ACMI Commissions Series.
Facebook icon   Twitter icon   Contact Us Terms of Use Privacy Site Map   Share and Print   Victorian Government Website