'Stringybark Creek' by Sidney Nolan

Australia, 1981

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Episode number 22 of Series “The Australian eye IV”.
A study of Sidney Nolan’s “Stringybark Creek”, a central part of the first Kelly Gang series. Nolan talks of his development as an abstract artist, his attitude to such conventions as perspective and gives his own definition of ‘what art is’. Discusses his fascination with the Australian landscape and with the outlaw Ned Kelly. Nolan’s earlier Melbourne paintings and others from the first Kelly Gang series are also shown.



David Muir


Malcolm Otton

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Australian National Gallery

Film Australia







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Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Landscape - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Study and teaching

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Themes, motives

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art appreciation

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Abstract

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Composition (Art)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Landscape painting - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Nolan, Sidney, Sir, 1917-1992

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting, Australian

Crafts & Visual Arts → Perspective (Art)

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Kelly, Ned, 1855-1880


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Art - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → History

History → Kelly, Ned, 1855-1880

History → Melbourne (Vic.) - History

People → Kelly, Ned, 1855-1880

People → Nolan, Sidney, Sir, 1917-1992

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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