Imants Tillers

Australia, 1980

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Episode number 13 of Series “Survey (National Gallery of Victoria)”.
Imants Tillers along with Peter Myers and Peter Rees use the example of Bankstown, New South Wales to discuss the constructed and artificial landscape in terms of Australian culture and the relationship between art making and suburbinisation. Bankstown is a town constructed on landfill. It epitomises and celebrates the ‘height’ of suburban aesthetic values. Tillers, Myers and Rees explore themes of the ‘fulfilled suburban dream’, the suburban ‘visual’ language, Australian Futurism in architecture. Bankstown is the quintessential Australian suburb in its exuberance to express and celebrate urban pride. Some interesting observations are made along the way. The houses are: locked within parameters of essential design elements, with identical floor plans and no fence lines that allow each house to sit like artwork on walls for display reinstituting the notion of ‘promenade’. [PRINT IS A DUB-COPY]

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Credits

co-producer

Andrew Scollo

Robert Lindsay

Michael Bongiovanni

production company

Open Channel Productions

Duration

00:13:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1980

Appears in

Survey (National Gallery of Victoria)

Group of items

Survey (National Gallery of Victoria)

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

315239

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Bankstown (N.S.W.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Suburban life

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Landscape - Australia

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Housing - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architecture - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architecture and society

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Exhibitions

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Themes, motives

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art and society

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art criticism

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art museums

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

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

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Arts - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting, Australian

Crafts & Visual Arts → Symbolism in art

Crafts & Visual Arts → Tillers, Imants, 1950-

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Housing - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Housing - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Suburban life

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Suburbs

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Suburban life

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Housing - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Suburban life

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

History → History

People → Tillers, Imants, 1950-

Places → Bankstown (N.S.W.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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