Myth and Legend in Australian Art and Cinema
Australian Cinema Talk
Australian film historian Stephen Morgan will lead us on a journey through some of the intersections of Australian art and cinema, and their depictions of unique lives and landscapes.
Through film clips and reproductions of key artworks, we will encounter the myths and legends surrounding Rebels like Ned Kelly (Tony Richardson, 1970), Explorers like Robyn from Tracks (John Curran, 2013), and Strangers such as the Victorian schoolgirls in Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975). Strangers are also central to Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg, 1971), which will introduce the fourth and final section, Country, which surveys closer relationships with landscape via the figure of the Indigenous Australian. An educator, archivist, and historian, Stephen Morgan recently completed his PhD at King's College London with a thesis entitled ‘Ealing Down Under: Nation, Empire and the Australian Films of Ealing Studios, 1945-1960’.
Sat 3 Jun 18:00 (Studio)