Heath Ledger’s Life and Career Immortalised in Art Gallery Exhibit

Heath Ledger fans will get the opportunity to experience the life of the iconic WA actor when an exhibition about his life and work opens at the Art Gallery of Western Australia this weekend.

“Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures” will feature objects and photographs from international collections and Ledger’s personal archives, tributing the WA actor who passed away 10 years ago in next January.

Visitors will get the opportunity to see the Joker costume from The Dark Knight, iconic shirts of Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist from Brokeback Mountain, as well as Ledger’s Best Supporting Actor Oscar and BAFTA awards.

The exhibition also highlights his creative investigations into film under the influences of visionary directors Ang Lee, Terry Gillam and Todd Haynes.

The exhibit is made possible through the generosity of the Ledger family and the executors of Heath Ledger’s estate.

Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman said it is a fitting tribute to Ledger’s success.

“The exhibition is an amazing insight into the life and talent of a Perth boy who achieved incredible success on the global stage,” Mr Templeman said.

“I applaud the collaboration between the Museum and the Art Gallery and their work with the Ledger family to create this very fitting tribute to one of WA’s most famous sons.”

“Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures” is a free exhibit and will run from October 14 2017 to January 29 2018.

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