NFSA Blog

All roads lead to Tamworth

Indigenous Connections curator Brenda Gifford reports from the 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival.

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Life in Australia - an idyllic vision of the 1960s

To celebrate Australia Day 2015, the NFSA has published the final episode of the Life in Australia series of short films, produced by the government’s filmmaking arm between 1964 and 1966.

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Disney treasures at the NFSA

To mark the beginning of our Disney classics season at Arc cinema, Miguel Gonzalez explores some of the Disney items held in the NFSA collection.

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Just another year at the NFSA: Rock stars and dingoes

Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year. What did we collect in 2014? Part 2 includes wild sounds, rock stars, Indigenous music and Mardi Gras.

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2014 at the NFSA: From the Sparkling Diamond to the Wild One

Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year. What did we collect in 2014? Part 1 includes elephant heads, fake moustaches and the wild one.

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How I discovered a Redfern-Star Wars connection

Grace Barrand, a recent volunteer at the NFSA’s Melbourne office, uncovers the surprising connection between Australia’s first community TV station and Star Wars.

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The 1950s Melbourne art scene: Philippe Mora and the home movies of Gertie Anschel

Philippe Mora shares family home movies that feature rare footage of the Melbourne art scene of the 1950s.

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From Dingo to Divinyls, 10 Australian sounds that made history

What do dingoes, 80s rock and an orgasmic opus have in common? They’re all part of the 2014 Sounds of Australia!

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The magic of glass

Curator Itzell Tazzyman presents a short film to introduce 21st century audiences to the wonders of 19th century magic lanterns.

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The 'original' Priscilla now at the NFSA

What better way to finish our Priscilla 20th anniversary celebration than a visit from Stephan Elliott and Rebel Penfold-Russell, bringing the film’s key components with them?

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