A film by Lesley Branagan
A documentary of breadth and depth, A Life Exposed depicts Robyn Beeche’s radical transformation from London high-fashion photographer to documenter of Indian culture cum chief motivating force of a highly active NGO.
Australian-born photographer Robyn Beeche became renowned in London for her iconic 80’s images. In a time rich with experimentation and creativity, she was celebrated for her ground-breaking photographs of painted bodies, and collaborations with counter-culture personalities Zandra Rhodes, Vivienne Westwood, Leigh Bowery and Divine.
At the peak of her career, Beeche was transformed when she experienced the Indian colour-throwing festival of Holi. “Drawn like a magnet”, she gave up her high-flying career for the life-changing move to the Indian pilgrimage town of Vrindavan. 25 years later, she continues to document the area’s vibrant traditions as spiritual service and her extensive archive is prized by international scholars.
Weaving between Australia, London and India, A Life Exposed takes viewers on a journey through the life and work of an artist who has etched out a unique place where art and humanitarian practices intersect.
Dates & Times:
7:00pm, Monday 2 December 2013
Members $7, Non-Members $12*
*Transaction fees may apply