LES MYSTÈRES DU LOUVRE

The Raft of the Medusa (Le Radeau de la Méduse) is an oil painting of 1818–1819 by the French Romantic painter Théodore Géricault (1791–1824). 

The Raft of the Medusa (Le Radeau de la Méduse) is an oil painting of 1818–1819 by the French Romantic painter Théodore Géricault (1791–1824). 

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‘Les Mystères du Louvre’ is a bilingual French/English theatrical experience combining 3D projection, installation and live performance to explore a world where the mundane and phantasmic collide. It will challenge the audience’s perception of history while immersing them in 21st century creativity.  

‘Les Mystères du Louvre’ opens the world of art and language to a young audience by immersing them in a multi-sensory experience which brings to life an iconic artwork, Géricault’s ‘The Raft of the Medusa’. The work invites the audience to explore the themes and history expressed in this painting, and to help them grasp their relevance to contemporary events and issues such as racism and the refugee crisis. The underlying message is that works of art belong to all and speak to all, not just the society from which they originate. 

Recipient of an Arena Theatre 130 Residency and shortlisted with PlayWriting Australia in 2016. Recipient of a MATCH Lab grant with Creative Partnerships Australia in 2017. 

Residency participants: Alicia Beckhurst, Nathalie Sem, Sue Williams, Josie Eberhard and Arta Mucaj.

Dramaturgy: Hallie Shellam

Director: Louise Howlett

‘Les Mystères du Louvre’ Facebook page, with all the latest information, can be found here.

'LES MYSTÈRES DU LOUVRE' FUNDRAISER WITH THE AUSTRALIAN CULTURAL FUND

We ran a very successful fundraiser in June/July 2017 for a second stage creative development of this work. We are most grateful to the following people and organisations for their support: 

MAJOR DONORS

Julian Burnside AO QC

The John and Myriam Wylie Foundation

Anonymous (2)

DONORS

Titiana Dickinson, Salva and Vince Lorefice, Georgia Denisenko, Peter Tagkalidis, Sarah Kilpatrick, Michelle Donohue, Edward Bressan, Marianne Rothschild, Hali Halphen, Natalie Duffy and Bartolos Scaffidi, Katrina Gow, Caroline Sharpen, Amanda Paragalli, Zanfina Ademi, Dennis Paphitis, Anna Blay, Hervé Autin, Alicia Cush, Alex Moloney, Fiona Austin-Weber, Susanne Gottstein, Filomena De Fazio, Fiona Greco, Greg Pandelidis, Brendon Gray, Jim Koutsoukos, Neil Croker, Anonymous (1)

SPONSORS

Liz Croyle - Durance en Provence, Armadale; Valerie Blayac - Spirits of France; Yannick Bezin - CANAL+; Romain Guillaume - Frencheese; Sandra Ira - France at Home; Amanda Burton - Frenchly Speaking; Christine Sakkal - Le Petit Lapin Cafe, Elsternwick.

SUPPORTERS

Allon Baron of abCreative for the clip below, Michel Richard at the Alliance française de Melbourne and Martin Aubrée of Franck Provost

Official Partner and major donor - The John and Myriam Wylie Foundation

Official Partner and major donor - The John and Myriam Wylie Foundation

Official Partner - FRANCK PROVOST  

Official Partner - FRANCK PROVOST

 

Official Partner - Le Petit Lapin Cafe 

Official Partner - Le Petit Lapin Cafe 

Official Partner - France At Home 

Official Partner - France At Home 

Official Partner - FRENCHEESE

Official Partner - FRENCHEESE

Official Partner - CANAL+ Australie

Official Partner - CANAL+ Australie

Official Partner - Spirits of France

Official Partner - Spirits of France

Official Partner - Durance en Provence Armadale

Official Partner - Durance en Provence Armadale