Olga de Amaral

Australia, 1975

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South American Olga de Amaral is one of the most outstanding weavers working today. She is particularly noted for the sheer size and scope of her work. An exhibition of her work came to Australia in 1975 and here the camera explores the rich, earthy colors, the texture and intricacy of each piece. Olga de Amaral worked with only two materials, horse hair and hessian, and the way she used these materials is a source of wonder and delight.


production company

South Australian Film Corporation

S-M Productions







ACMI Identifier


Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Textile fabrics

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Weaving

Crafts & Visual Arts → Amaral, Olga de

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artisans

Crafts & Visual Arts → Arts and crafts movement

Crafts & Visual Arts → Exhibitions

Crafts & Visual Arts → Handicraft

Crafts & Visual Arts → Textile crafts

Crafts & Visual Arts → Textile design

Crafts & Visual Arts → Textile fabrics

Crafts & Visual Arts → Weaving


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

People → Amaral, Olga de

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia




U-Matic; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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