Sass, wit and a Deadly artistic twist! 

[by Hannah Pemberton]

Steven Oliver will host Faboriginal on NITV. Image: supplied

NITV is proud to present a new show with a deadly twist.


Hosted by Steven Oliver, Faboriginal is an arts game show designed to test its contestants (and audiences) knowledge of Indigenous art, premiering on Thursday 13th February 2020.


Produced by Noble Savage Pictures in association with Art Gallery of New South Wales, Oliver will host two teams, led by comedian and actress Elaine Crombie and radio presenter Daniel Browning and adjudicated by curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, Coby Edgar. They will be joined by courageous celebrity contestants battling it out to answer complex art questions, including Christine Anu, Ursula Yovich, Emma Donovan, Shari Sebbens, Meyne Wyatt and Brendon Boney.


Taking inspiration from the Art Gallery of NSW’s art collection and filmed in the Yiribana Gallery, Faboriginal is a colourful mix of trivia, yarns and laughs for the whole family.


Developed with and Commissioned by NITV, the eight-part series was filmed in front of a live audience at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney and is based on the Gallery’s successful live event of the same name.


Faboriginal is the first of its kind - a game show featuring Indigenous art as well as an all Indigenous cast. Each episode Oliver and the panellists explore Indigenous art through a different theme – love, longing, family, environment, country, rights, community and truth telling.


NITV Channel Manager, Tanya Orman, said: “NITV is very proud to bring Faboriginal to the screen, and I can confirm it will have you in stitches!


“Art plays a key part of Indigenous culture, so what’s better than testing the knowledge of some famous faces? There will definitely be a ton of laughs to be had, regardless of whether you're an art expert or not!”


Cara Pinchbeck, Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of NSW said, “Faboriginal is a much-loved event at the Gallery and we are thrilled to have NITV commission it for television. The show puts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at centre stage and makes it the heart of an important and fabulous conversation.”


Faboriginal premieres on NITV (Channel 34) on Thursday 13th February 2020 at 8:30pm. Episodes will also be available via SBS on Demand following broadcast.

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