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Australian Landscape Painters

A brief history of Australian landscape painting, featuring works by many artists including Louis Buvelot, Arthur Streeton, Frederick McCubbin and Sidney Nolan.
Year : 1961 | Total Duration : 11.5 Minutes | Producer : Maslyn Williams
Director : Richard Mason |
Idyllic rural landscape with rolling hills and forested gullies. WS wilderness mountain range (possibly Blue Mountains, NSW). WS featureless barren desert. WS country road winding through thick forest. WS looking down coastline with series of headlands leading into distance.
Access No. 135702 | 1 min 2 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS Circular Quay POV Sydney Harbour with LS ferries in wharves and Cahill Expressway visible in front of cityscape devoid of skyscrapers. High angle shot over Hyde Park with street below, city building in background and Sydney Harbour Bridge in distance. Interior GS of women in Art Gallery of NSW looking at paintings.
Access No. 135703 | 22 secs | 1960s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
MS pan from Conrad Martens painting to painting of foreign landscape. CU of early Australian landscape paintings with vegetation depicted in European manner. CU pan across gold rush era street scene illustration by ST (Samuel Thomas) Gill. VS watercolour paintings of characters from Gold Rush era also by Gill. Slow zoom to landscape painting ÒWinter Morning Near HeidelbergÓ by Swiss artist Louis Buvelot and VS paintings by his followers Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Charles Condor in art galleries.
Access No. 135704 | -1 secs | 1800s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
Slow zoom to Arthur Streeton painting ÒThe Purple Noon's Transparent MightÓ. CU painting ÒOn the Wallaby TrackÓ by Frederick McCubbin and landscape by . CU painting of cattle in landscape ÒRed GoldÓ by South Australian artist Hans Heysen. Zoom out from Flinders Ranges painting. Pan across paintings strewn around studio of Hans Heysen to VS of the elderly Heysen painting at easel. Heysen speaking to camera about state of Australian landscape painting and CU of him mixing oil paints on his palette.
Access No. 135705 | 4 mins 39 secs | 1900s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
WS Sidney Nolan painting in Ned Kelly series. CU paintings ÒThe RabbitersÓ and ÒThe Drover's WifeÓ by Russell Drysdale. Drysdale in outback looking at unique desert features with voice-over to camera explaining his views on the landscape. CU on dry white branch on desert floor. CU Drysdale painting
Access No. 135706 | 11 secs | 1960s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
VS Australian landscape paintings of the 1960s including Godfrey Miller, Charles Bush and others. VS Charles Bush in his studio painting with him mixing paint on palette and applying paint on canvas with small piece of cardboard. Voice over of Bush talking about his views and techniques.
Access No. 135707 | -1 secs | 1960s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
Tilt up complicated scaffolding of city building site to Macquarie Street, Sydney with view to Sydney Harbour Bridge. Tilt up orange desert landscape over scrub to LS mining site. CUs painting of similar desert area. Tilt down rugged mountain wilderness to dam catchment area and tilt up through wetland to industrial site.
Access No. 135708 | 56 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |