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Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia, Figure in the Landscape
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directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2008), 6 mins
John Glover revolutionised his art and became one of Australia's finest landscape artists after arriving in Tasmania at the age of 64 in 1831. A good English landscape painter, Glover became an outstanding Australian landscape painter when he turned his eye to an unfamiliar environment to produce the best works of...
directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2008), 6 mins
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Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia, J.W. Lindt - The Mechanical Eye of the Camera
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directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by Philippa Campey, fl. 2005 and John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2011), 6 mins
It's often said that the camera doesn't lie but the photograph can be manipulated like any other art form to influence the way we read it. This episode looks at three very different examples: the mid 19th century fashion to present family portraits as costumed tableaux with picturesque or exotic themes; J. W. Lind...
directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by Philippa Campey, fl. 2005 and John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2011), 6 mins
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Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia, Tommy McRae and Mickey of Ulladulla
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directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2006), 6 mins
When Aboriginal artist Tommy McRae died in 1901, he was a man of substance in the region of Corowa and Wahgunyah on the Murray River—known as an upright character, a teetotaller and an astute financier, selling his drawings for cash. Tommy McRae was born before his people were displaced by colonisation, and he...
directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2006), 6 mins
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Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia, Augustus Earle and his Dog, Jemmy
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directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2008), 6 mins
Misadventure turned to good fortune when young English artist Augustus Earle was rescued after being marooned on a remote island and accidentally became the colony's first trained artist. Earle, who was stranded for nine months with his dog Jemmy on an island in the South Atlantic Ocean, when his ship sailed witho...
directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2008), 6 mins
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Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia, Clay Maquette to Bronze
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directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by Philippa Campey, fl. 2005 and John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2011), 6 mins
In 1884 the Municipal Council of Calais commissioned Auguste Rodin to commemorate six historical heroes of the city. These were the governors, or burghers, who gave up their lives to save their fellow citizens after Calais fell to the English in the 14th century. Dressed in sackcloth with nooses around their necks...
directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by Philippa Campey, fl. 2005 and John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2011), 6 mins
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Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia, Poster Mania
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directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2006), 6 mins
In the late 19th century, art left the galleries and drawing rooms of the wealthy and literally took to the streets. Paris was flooded with bright, eye-catching posters, made possible by the invention of lithography–a printing process that enabled coloured images to be mass-produced. Toulouse-Lautrec was one of...
directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2006), 6 mins
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Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia, The Godfrey Shawl
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directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2006), 6 mins
Among the National Gallery of Australia's rarely seen treasures is an astonishing embroidered shawl from Kashmir in India — one of the finest and rarest of its kind. Made in the 19th century from the superfine "cashmere" wool of the Himalayan mountain goat, it is actually a detailed map of Shrinigar, the former...
directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2006), 6 mins
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Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia, The Flower Hunter
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directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2008), 6 mins
Victorian flower painter Ellis Rowan rocked the Australian art establishment when she won the Centennial Art Prize in 1888, defeating established male artists including Tom Roberts and Frederick McCubbin and prompting a complaint by the Victorian Art Society. A feisty and tenacious adventurer, Rowan travelled Aust...
directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2008), 6 mins
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Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia, The Photographer and the Painter
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directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2008), 6 mins
Artists working in different media have created a visual time capsule showing Melbourne in the late 1800s. The first, an album of photographs by the city's official photographer Charles Nettleton, features Bourke Street, Melbourne, Looking East, an 1878 photograph showing men chatting in the middle of sleepy Bourk...
directed by John Hughes, fl. 1975; produced by John Hughes, fl. 1975, in Hidden Treasures - Inside the National Library of Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2008), 6 mins
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