Ace Bourke: Art, Family, Friends and Christian the Lion
Interview I – Ace’s career as a curator of Aboriginal and colonial art
From his time in London in the late 1960s through to three recent, seminal exhibitions:
Flesh & Blood: A Story of Sydney 1788-1998 (Museum of Sydney, 1998)
EORA: Mapping Aboriginal Sydney 1750-1850 (Mitchell Library, 2006)
Lines in the Sand: Botany Bays Stories from 1770 (Hazelhurst Gallery, 2008).
Interview II – Ace’s interests in wildlife conservation and animal rights
Ace is co-author of Christian the Lion, a story about a pet lion purchased from Harrods in London in the late 1960s, and later released into the wild though George Adamson’s (of Born Free fame) Kenyan refuge.
Interviews III to V – Ace’s life journeys as presented in the exhibition, Ace Bourke: A Collector’s Journey (Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, 2012).
Interview III – Family, Collecting Colonial Art
Interview IV – Aboriginal Art, Friends, Travel, Tribal and Pacific Art
Interview V – Christian the Lion, memorabilia, and the documentary film about the story’s revival
Read more about Ace here: http://acebourke.wordpress.com/
Read more about Christian here: http://www.alioncalledchristian.com.au/