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Sculpture Australia 69

Australian sculptors discuss their attitudes towards modern sculpture.
Year : 1969 | Total Duration : 27.5 Minutes | Producer : Malcolm Otton
Director : Tim Burstall |
Revolving metal sculptures behind titles. Brown and white rabbit around base of sculpture and young man donning rose coloured glasses. George Baldessin in his sculpture studio talking about Australian art. Baldessin's studio of sculptures and paintings, sculpture pieces. Baldessin instructing foundry worker making sculpture cast and men working with hot metal which is carried to cast and poured in. Etchings and sculpture by Baldessin all based on performers. Sculpture ÒPersonage Window and Factory SmokeÓ. Baldessin in full protective suit and headgear placing piece of sculpture into kiln. Wall relief Baldessin above reception counter. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133899 | 4 mins 40 secs | 1960s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Stone walls of East Sydney Art school exterior to teacher Lyndon Dadswell assisting sculpture students chiselling timber pieces. Jeweller Matchim Skipper silversmithing. Sculptor David Tolley in suit playing double bass with jazz band zoom to xylophone. Tolley in studio smoking pipe and talking to camera with his outdoor sculptures in situ. Tolley sculpting in studio and smoking pipe. Outdoor sculptures in situ and Tolley's wife carrying child and walking with dog. Sketches of pregnant wife. Sculptures based on human forms. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133901 | 2 mins 31 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Ceramic sculpture installation of child-like forms reaching half submerged out of water. Artist at work on pottery wheel watched by young boy. Sculptors fitting pieces of metal together seen from front view. Vincent Jomantis in his studio and Jomantis carving wood. Circular wood sculpture on wall. Sparkling water to abstract sculpture positioned on rocks at beach. Sculpture on beach rocks. Jomantis in his studio chiselling outer coating off sculpture. Small watercolour working sketch. Timber trunk forms rotating in outdoor setting and pan to similar white forms. Abstract forms with gold circular piece rotating in bowl-shaped base. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133902 | 2 mins 51 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Steven Walker walking along bush path looking up towards banksia cones on tree. Bush rocks and gecko on rock. Textured bark on trees and Walker's natural form sculptures in bush setting. Natural forms of trees, roots etc and Walkers sculptures echoing these forms. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133905 | 1 min 27 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Dead tree trunk and artist Norma Redpath. Redpath with dog in rural landscape. Redpath standing under fallen dead trees. Redpath in her studio sitting at drawing board and her sketching sculptural models. Working with assistants on large metal sculptures at foundry. Copy of Rodin's Balzac and Redpath's bronze piece on plinth. Redpath sculpting maquette with soft material. Redpath's bronze sculpture ÔHorse Bird and Sun'. Warrior sculpture in its outdoor setting. Men in foundry pouring molten metal into cast and activity surrounding creation of a fountain for the Commonwealth Treasury. Redpath and assistants on scaffolding around fountain in her studio in Milan. Foaming water as water jets hit surface and tilt to sculptor Redpath instructing installation of her large sculptural fountain at the Commonwealth Treasury, Canberra. Water jets, workers in the fountain. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133906 | 3 mins 11 secs | 1960s | Australia; Milan, Italy | © NFSA | Colour |
El Alamein fountain in Kings Cross, Sydney and other fountains including Margel Hinder's in Civic Park Newcastle. Water falling and various parts of sculptural form. Metal foundry with stamping machine and industrial objects collected as sculpture material. Matchim Skipper welding sheet metal and his sculptures in outdoor settings. Robert Klippel constructing sculpture made of cast off accounting machine parts. Klippel's sculptures and pan along length of one of them. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133910 | 2 mins 13 secs | 1960s | Newcastle, Kings Cross, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
London scene looking towards the Clock Tower. High angle shot over Marlborough New London Gallery and artist Colin Lanceley walking along street away from Gallery. Abstract Clement Meadmore sculpture in New York. Interview with Meadmore about national identity. His work in gallery setting. Meadmore in his studio and handling maquette of geometric sculpture. Sculptures and Meadmore talking about them. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133911 | 1 min 52 secs | 1960s | London, England; New York, USA | © NFSA | Colour |
Ronald Robertson-Swan walking along street and entering house. Robertson-Swan in cluttered studio talking about returning to Australia. Rooftops of high density London neighbourhood. Robertson-Swan's bright sculptures in grey backyard. Sculpture in park setting. ÔBig Red' sculpture. Ronald Robertson-Swan squatting in his studio talking about his sculptures. Cerise sculpture following it's form. Art gallery opening night and Robertson-Swan's sculptures amidst other works. Robertson-Swan in studio packing multiple piece sculptures in crate and freestanding colourful sculptural pieces in outdoor gallery settings. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133913 | 2 mins 48 secs | 1960s | England, UK | © NFSA | Colour |
Michael Kitching lying in bed reading Scientific American magazine Machine-like sculptures. Coloured lightbulbs and Kitching looking through rectangular metal tube. Kaleidoscopic view of some of Kitching's colourful work. Kitching's metal sculptures. Sheet of yellow perspex being cut by bandsaw. Technician folding perspex overseen by Kitching. Kitching with technician forming piece of soft pink perspex with metal on machine and watching it being inflated. Kitching's face seen through rising pink perspex. Metal spinner at work on heavy machinery. Kitching watching spinner. Woolworth's chain store with trays of bits and pieces. Kitching holding the balls used in his assemblage. Kitching walking towards camera seen through pink perspex and talking about lighting his sculptures. Bulky lighting attached to sculptures. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133915 | 3 mins 40 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Kenneth Reinhard's mechanical sculptures and screenprinted mass media images of women, projections and people in gallery setting looking at the installations. Rotating satellite on top of airport tower. Jet plane taking off from tarmac in heat haze. Aeronautical engineer Ken Berryman in control room. Illuminated flight tracker. Berryman looking at columns of electrical wires. Colourful electronic patterns. Painter Asher Bilu and Ken Berryman working together to make sculptures. Sculpture of cathode-ray tubes. Interview with Berryman talking of how the works were made. Montage of various sculptures featured in program. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133918 | 3 mins 7 secs | 1960s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |