Muriel's Wedding - Toni Collette as Muriel trying on a wedding dress by Robert McFarlane

Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits

Curated by Jennifer Coombes and Penelope Grist

Friday 14 September - Friday 30 Novemember 2018

A collaborative project between the the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Portrait Gallery, Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits reveals never-before-seen stories of Australian cinema. Through photographic portraits, candid behind-the-scenes shots, rare film posters, casting books and original costumes, Starstruck celebrates the past and present of Australian film – including watershed moments in cinema and iconic visions of Australian life – and also offers a glimpse into the experiences of the actors and crew. The exhibition explores how cinema portraiture can create a bridge between the magic of a movie’s fictional worlds and the realities of filmmaking.

A National Film and Sound Archive and National Portrait Gallery exhibition supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, presented by Samstag Museum of Art for the 2018 Adelaide Film Festival.