Robert Dickerson – Sydney painter

Brief:
How to capture the life of famous Australian artist Robert Dickerson for an exhibition documentary? This was the brief from Manly Art Gallery and Museum.

Solution:
Afterglow interviewed close members of Dickerson’s family and artist Nicholas Harding to find the person behind the art. Getting the tone of the film right as well as including the important parts of his 91 years was a huge challenge.

Result:
Dickerson’s images mostly tell the story for us. He was a compulsive painter and many of the works from his 91 years tell the story for us.

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