Painting the Town

Australia, 1986

Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

This is a film about art and artists, culture and politics. Through the story of Yosl Bergner, the film reveals a community of Australian painters who sought to create an art that would reflect the great social upheavals of the 1930s and the 1940s. Yosl Bergner, Ruth Bergner, Jim Wigley and Albert Tucker discuss this period. Rated: G

How to watch

This work has not been digitised and is currently unavailable to view online. It may be possible for approved reseachers to view onsite at ACMI.

Learn more about accessing our collection


In ACMI's collection



Ned Lander


Trevor Graham


Sharon Connolly

Charles Merewether



Production places
Production dates

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url= |title=Painting the Town |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=22 September 2023 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}