Beyond the ivory towers

Australia, 1988

TV show
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Episode of Series “Australian mosaic”.
This program looks at artists and political protest, using as a focus the exhibition “Towers of torture” held at Sydney University’s Tin Shed Gallery in 1988. Artists, including Bernard Smith, Ruth Waller, Clem Milward, Bruce Petty and George Gittoes had been asked to contribute works which protested Alan Bond’s involvement with the Pinochet regime. As well as discussing the specific issue of Chile, Professor Bernard Smith and art critic Charles Merewether discuss the role of the artist in social and political protest, with particular reference to Australian art.

Credits

director

Karla Fritis

co-producer

Margaret Smith

Karla Fritis

production company

Australia. Special Broadcasting Service

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37589

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art and society

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Modern - 20th century - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Politics in art

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Bond, Alan, 1938-

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Chile - Politics and government

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Politics in art

People → Bond, Alan, 1938-

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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