Wool: an exhibition of the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Festival of Arts, 1972

Australia, 1973

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The versatility of wool is applied to artistic tapestries and home decor furnishings. Used by highly creative craftspeople, wool is knotted, twisted or woven, bunched and crunched, looped or drooped - to assemble many exciting textured designs. The film is centred on the creative applications of this exciting raw material. After a short voice-over introduction, the sound track is a series of inspired tone poems composed by the noted jazz musician Don Burrows and performed by his Quintet. The film includes exhibits by Judith Barnes, Robert Bell, Fay Bottrell, Arthur Boyd, John Coburn, Deanna Conti, John Olsen and others.



Brian Kavanagh

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Art Gallery of South Australia

South Australian Film Corporation







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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Textile fabrics

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Wool

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Woolen goods

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Exhibitions

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Themes, motives

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art appreciation

Crafts & Visual Arts → Arts - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Arts - Canada

Crafts & Visual Arts → Textile crafts

Crafts & Visual Arts → Textile fabrics

Crafts & Visual Arts → Texture (Art)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia




16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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