ON ART: Talk
CURATORS’ TOUR with Penelope Grist, Jennifer Coombes and photographer Matt Nettheim
Thursday 11 October, 1 – 2pm
Join us in the gallery for a tour of Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits with exhibition co-curators Penelope Grist, Assistant Curator, National Portrait Gallery, and Jennifer Coombes, Curator of Documents and Artefacts, National Film and Sound Archive.
Stay with us after the tour for an in conversation with South Australian photographer Matt Nettheim, who worked as a film stills photographer on films including The Babadook, Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Tracker.
A collaborative project between 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 of Australia 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.
Location: Samstag Museum of Art