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Titles tagged with ‘painting’

22 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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Arthur Boyd: Figures in the Landscape documentary – 1985

Arthur Boyd shows how he uses his fingers and the palm of his hand to paint, allowing him to 'feel his way through the painting’.

Arthur Boyd: Testament of a Painter documentary – 1994

Boyd’s habit of making people and objects float in his landscapes has earned him the title of an 'antipodean Marc Chagall’.

B

The Beach documentary – 2000

A documentary about Australians’ love affair with the beach.

Blackout – Malangi: A Day in the Life of a Bark Painter television program – 1991

A portrait of the internationally acclaimed Arnhem Land artist David Malangi, highly regarded in both Yolngu and western cultural traditions.

C

Clay feature film – 1965

Nick, a killer on the run from the police, takes shelter in an isolated artists’ colony. He falls in love with Margot, a sculptress.

Clifton Pugh documentary – 1988

This landscape painter says painting an amalgam of his surroundings is more authentic than taking a 'myopic view’.

Conrad Martens documentary – 1978

Conrad Martens, whose watercolours are a valuable record of colonial Sydney, is reputed to be its first successful artist.

D

Difficult Pleasure: A Portrait of Brett Whiteley documentary – 1989

Artist Brett Whiteley says many 'gifted people shipwreck’ ; he died from a drug overdose three years later.

Dreamtime, Machinetime documentary – 1987

There are strict rules about who can and can’t tell certain stories in indigenous culture, these distinguished artists reveal.

F

Feeling Sexy short feature – 1998

A young woman struggles to maintain her creativity within the confines of her new marriage and motherhood.

L

Look Both Ways feature film – 2005

Rather than having just one viewpoint, Sarah Watt’s hit debut explores the emotions of six major characters, all connected by a tragedy.

M

Merrepen documentary – 2005

Women from the Nauiya community 'are painting our stories and making things’ to practise cultural knowledge and pass on and preserve traditions.

Morning Star Painter documentary – 1980

A portrait of Djiwul (Jack) Wunuwun, the Morning Star Painter, set in his homeland community of Gamedi in Arnhem Land.

N

National Treasures – Tom Roberts’s ‘Bailed Up’ documentary – 2004

Why Tom Roberts’s painting Bailed Up is one of the most treasured in Australia.

P

Painting the Town: A Film About Yosl Bergner documentary – 1987

Bergner was one of the first contemporary artists to depict the plight of urban Aboriginal people and parallel their dispossession with that of European Jews.

The Phantom Stockman feature film – 1953

A bushman known as ‘the Sundowner’ helps cattle station heiress Kim Marsden investigate the death of her father.

S

Smart’s Labyrinth documentary – 1994

Artist Jeffrey Smart observes that he doesn’t like viewing his finished work as 'every picture is a defeat’.

T

The Tightrope Dancer documentary – 1989

A portrait of flamboyant Australian artist and dancer Vali Myers.

Tim Storrier, ‘Lighting Fires’ documentary – 1993

Painter Tim Storrier journeys to the outback accompanied by his father and his son, and talks about his love of the desert and bush upbringing.

Tuckson documentary – 1988

Examines the life and work of little-known but important artist Tony Tuckson, a 'decisive, ethical, hard-painting, hard-drinking, Craven A smoking artist’.

U

The Upside Down Show – Art Museum television program – 2006

A show for preschoolers using the talents of stand-up comedians the Umbilical Brothers.

W

What I Have Written feature film – 1995

A layered mystery that revolves in part around the classic question of the unreliable – or perhaps reliable? – narrator.