‘Headhunt Revisited with Brush, Canvas & Camera’ documentary screening 27 July 2018 NFSA
Australian Premiere Screening
The documentary film, Headhunt Revisited: With Brush, Canvas and Camera is about Caroline Mytinger and the power of art to span oceans and decades. In 1926, Caroline Mytinger and her friend, Margaret Warner, set out on an adventure to the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea to paint Melanesia’s inhabitants. Their four-year expedition resulted in 25 stunning paintings that depicted and preserved the culture of Melanesia in a way recorded by no other. The original portraits are now held in the Phoebe Hearst Museum in UCLA.
Eighty years later, her work inspires American photographer Michele Westmorland to retrace Caroline’s journey and Papua New Guinean painter Jeffry Feeger to interpret contemporary counterparts of Caroline’s paintings. Headhunt Revisited connects these artists in a story that is personal and universal, illustrating how art transcends time, genre and geography, continuing to inspire new generations of artists and non-artists alike about the importance of documenting culture and tradition.
You can view the movie trailer here: https://headhuntrevisited.wordpress.com/