Looby addresses the question of what it is to be an artist in Australia.
Keith Looby has relentlessly pursued a life in art across seven decades. It has cost him almost everything. He has won many major art prizes and is in the collections of every major gallery in Australia and many internationally, including MOMA in New York.
A troubling addiction to speaking his mind has left him with a string of failed business relationships, marriages and friendships.
The film looks at Looby’s art in the context of what was happening around him through his career - socially, politically and personally.
Nudged into coherence by the film-makers, assessed by dealers, curators, critics and fellow artists, Looby is a chance to look at an artist who had his moment in the sun, and ask whether he should have another