Here at KYD we love our wonderful members – you are the reason we can continue to publish great Australian writing. That’s why, to say thanks for your support, we’re giving all new and current KYD Members the chance to win one of 10 double passes to see Have You Seen the Listers? opening in cinemas 5 April.
From award-winning filmmaker Eddie Martin (All This Mayhem) comes an up-to-the-minute snapshot into the life and creative processes of outspoken ‘visual freedom fighter’ Anthony Lister, Australia’s most renowned street artist.
In 1999, Brisbane City Council encouraged a then 19-year-old Anthony Lister to paint dozens of the city’s traffic signal boxes with his eye-catching, freestyle explosions of colour and personality. In 2014, the same council took Lister – by now earning tens of thousands per piece and hanging in the National Gallery of Australia – to court on graffiti-related charges.
Between these two poles, the personal life of the so-called adventure painter was equally up and down as he married his high-school sweetheart, had three children, battled drugs and the authorities and eventually watched his wife walk away.
Named after one of Lister’s large-scale installation works designed to be a bridge back into his children’s lives, Have You Seen the Listers? is a candid portrait of a devoted but flawed family man who just happens to be one of the world’s most influential and collectable contemporary artists.
To be entered into the draw automatically, simply purchase a new KYD Membership from just $14.95. Current members, simply email your name and postal address to [email protected] with the subject line ‘The Listers’ to enter.
Entries close midnight AEDT Monday 26 March.