Painting the Town

Australia, 1986

Film
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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

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Credits

producer

Ned Lander

director

Trevor Graham

writer

Sharon Connolly

Charles Merewether

Duration

00:59:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

017505

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Bergner, Yosl, 1920-

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting, Australian

Crafts & Visual Arts → Tucker, Albert, 1914-

Crafts & Visual Arts → Wigley, Jim

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Bergner, Yosl, 1920-

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Wigley, Jim

History → History

People → Bergner, Yosl, 1920-

People → Tucker, Albert, 1914-

People → Wigley, Jim

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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