Patterns

Australia, 1985

Film

Patterns is a documentary which explores issues to do with politics, work, art and women’s history. A number of threads are woven between the sweatshop and the art gallery, the glory box and the political banner, bourgeois femininity and the question: should a feminist knit? An incisive and kaleidoscopic exploration of needlework and its place in women’s lives.

Credits

producer/director

Margaret Haselgrove

Duration

00:53:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1985

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

017378

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Sewing

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Work - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Sewing

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Feminism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Femininity

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women

History → Women - History

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

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

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

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