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Titles tagged with ‘arts and crafts’

16 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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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

Behind the Sun documentary – 1988

Robert Klippel, who sculpts from discarded materials, is one of the artists featured in this documentary compilation.

C

Clifton Pugh documentary – 1988

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

Cradle of Creation documentary – 1944

A compendium of the Middle East filmed by Frank Hurley during his years working as an official war photographer in the Second World War.

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.

G

The Good Looker documentary – 1995

Joy Hester’s emotionally disturbing and challenging work mainly deals with the relationships between men and women. Her genius is now gaining wider recognition.

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.

Message Stick – Wathaurong Glass television program – 2003

Wathaurong Glass is an initiative that not only creates a new way of expressing Aboriginal art, but also provides a service to the community from which it comes.

Monster or Miracle? Sydney Opera House documentary – 1973

Made just prior to the official opening in 1973, this is a celebratory film about the construction and opening of the Sydney Opera House.

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.

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No Fences, No Boundaries – Walter Burley Griffin documentary – c1976

Walter Burley Griffin believed that 'buildings convey the most truth of the mental and spiritual states of various people and times’.

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Painting Country documentary – 2000

Indigenous paintings are maps of the artists’ country. They trace the land’s topography, but also contain personal history, mythology and Dreaming tracks.

R

Red Cross Activities During and After WWI historical – c1919

The footage provides a snapshot of the daily tasks Female Red Cross volunteers performed during and after the First World War.

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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’.

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Uncle short film – 1996

The biography of a humble man, his lemon tree, chihuahua and crumpets.