Heath Ledger: A Life In Pictures

Sat 14 Oct 2017Mon 29 Jan 2018



Heath Ledger

Film legend Heath Ledger was more than a charismatic movie star who pushed boundaries and portrayed iconic roles. This unique exhibition will show that from his teenage years in Western Australia to his final role as Tony in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), his career was driven by a passion for creativity. Ledger worked with some of cinema’s great directors, actors and crews to achieve unforgettable performances in a range of genres. Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures will celebrate his screen career, featuring items such as the ‘Joker suit’ from The Dark Knight (2008), and the costume he wore as Ennis del Mar in Brokeback Mountain (2005).

Mementos from Ledger’s personal archive will be on display for the first time. They convey the actor’s deep commitment to his profession, as well as offering behind-the-scenes insights into the processes of film industry. Photographic stills and moving image will offer a glimpse of Ledger behind the scenes and reveal the creative projects he was pursuing as a director. Awards such as his Best Supporting Actor Oscar and BAFTA for The Dark Knight will highlight his achievements in the film industry, and photographs by noted international photographers such as Ben Watts, Karin Catt and Mark Liddell reflect his celebrity status.

Discover a passionate film-maker, rediscover a screen legend… celebrate a local hero.

Venue: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre

Heath Ledger

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