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Produced in association with Waringarri Aboriginal Arts at Kununurra in Western Australia, this moving documentary features three women who talk about their paintings as an expression of their relationship to their country. The women share a sense of belonging to their place and express this belonging through dance and song…
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Boomalli - Five Koorie Artists
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Painting Country
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The Australian Modernists 1916-1942
Part of the Series: The Australian Eye Series
This Australian Eye episode examines the work of a group of painters known as the Australian Modernists (1916-1942). The following paintings are examined: 'Down The Hills to Berrys Bay' (1916) by Roland Wakelin, 'Rhythmic Composition in Yellow Green Minor ' (1919) by Roy de Maistre, 'The Lacquer Room' (c. 1936)…
Sydney - The School of the Forties 1941-1981
Part of the Series: The Australian Eye Series
This Australian Eye episode looks at the work of a group of Australian painters from 1941 to 1981. The following paintings are examined: 'Man Feeding His Dogs' (1941) by Russell Drysdale, 'Madame Sosostris' (1948) by Robert Klippel and James Gleeson, 'Portrait of Dame Mary Gilmore' (1957) by William Dobell and…
Melbourne - The School of the Forties 1943-1947
Part of the Series: The Australian Eye Series
This Australian Eye episode looks at the work of a group of painters from the period 1950-1979. The following paintings are examined:- 'Victory Girls' (1943) by Albert Tucker, 'The Mining Town' (1946-1947) by Arthur Boyd, and 'Stringybark Creek' (1946) by Sidney Nolan.
Contemporary Painting 1950-1979
Part of the Series: The Australian Eye Series
This Australian Eye episode looks at the work of a group of Australian Painters during the period between 1950-1979. The following paintings are examined: 'The Harbour From McMahon's Point' (1950) by Lloyd Rees, 'Epiphany' (1962) by Ian Fairweather, 'Self Portrait in the Studio' (1976) by Brett Whiteley, 'Truck and Trailer…