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Title Hidden treasures - Inside the National Gallery of Australia. The Australian surrealists / produced and directed by John Hughes ; narrated by Betty Churcher
Published Canberra, Australian Capital Territory : National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2006
Online access available from:
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (6 min.)
Series Australasian video online
Summary During the Second World War and immediately after, a group of talented young Australians, including James Gleeson, Max Dupain, James Cant and Albert Tucker, drew on the "dream" imagery of European surrealism to express their disquiet at world events. In so doing, they produced Australia's first stand-alone contribution to modern art in the western world. Unlike his Melbourne contemporaries, Sidney Nolan chose to experiment with surrealism in a different way - searching for the poetry of chance
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed November 3, 2014)
Previously released as DVD
In English
Subject Nolan, Sidney, 1917-1992.
Gleeson, James.
Dupain, Max, 1911-1992.
Cant, James, 1911-
Tucker, Albert, 1914-1999.
National Library of Australia -- Art collections.
National libraries -- Australia.
Artists -- Australia.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Hughes, John, director, producer
Churcher, Betty, 1931-2015., narrator