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Transferring the Australian Scene to Textiles

Australian designs are used in the production of fabrics.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 12 | Year : 1947 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Director : Jack S Allan |
Artist and designer Ray Nixon reviewing design sketches. Group of design students at large table painting and working on designs at East Sydney Technical College. Designs. Woman sits with wallabies in pen, working on native / Australian fabric designs. Appropriation of indigenous designs. Woman in studio drawing and preparing silk-screen print frame, covering with transparent duplex celluloid tracing paper. Cutting away paper and touching up paint with brush, ink being poured and spread onto silk-screen to make print, acid bath to fix colour. Print being rolled, Aboriginal design. Factory with women screen printing by hand on long tables for commercial production. Woman does quality check on fabric as it runs through a machine that measures the length of each roll. Men wheeling trolley of fabric rolls to be placed in storage. Four models wearing various designs, material displayed in background. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 25079 | 2 mins 37 secs | 1940s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |