Patterns

Australia, 1985

Film
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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.

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Collection

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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

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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