Artist Profile

KEITH LOOBY

You’ve heard the phrase ‘own worst enemy’? In this new documentary film, you’ll meet the great Australian artist who many say is just that.

‘HE’S DUE FOR A LATE FLOWERING,’ says artist McLean Edwards. ‘I just wish he hadn’t burnt so many bridges on the way.’ One of those bridges is McLean himself, who has already told us he no longer has any relationship with Keith Looby. It made me think: ‘Do I have any sort of relationship with Looby?’ The last time I saw him I nodded a greeting and got a blank stare, so I suppose the answer is ‘No’.

This documentary, credited to Sean Murphy, Merilyn Alt, Nicholas Garner and Iain Knight, is currently being submitted to the film

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There is a lot to experience in and beyond the pages of issue 48 of Artist Profile. To begin with, we are delighted to be a major partner of this year’s Sydney Contemporary – Australia’s largest art fair. This partnership is our newest initiative in