A Tale of Craft, Talent and Ambition

In December, the NFSA will unveil its most ambitious exhibition to date, Australians & Hollywood: A Tale of Craft, Talent and Ambition

Exclusive to Canberra and two years in the making, this is the NFSA’s first original show in two decades, and celebrates Australia’s contemporary cinematic, acting and filmmaking success. 

This blockbuster exhibition features never-before publicly seen objects, costumes, original documents and footage from the NFSA collection, as well as exclusive loans from the private collections of some of Australia’s most celebrated actors, cinematographers and filmmakers. 

Where: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT

When: From Saturday 4 December 2021; 10am to 4pm, Monday to Sunday


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About Australians & Hollywood

From directors Baz Luhrmann and Rachel Perkins to Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie, Australians & Hollywood delves into the work and talent of household names, while also showcasing our award‐winning filmmakers and the craftspeople who have had a huge impact on the global screen industry. 

NFSA Chief Engagement Officer Matt Ravier says: ‘Australians have conquered Hollywood and global screens through talent, craftsmanship and ambition. With dozens of Australians part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, filmmakers such as George Miller and Baz Luhrmann hailed as visionaries, the likes of Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and Cate Blanchett admired around the world, and First Nations storytellers like Rachel Perkins and Warwick Thornton the toast of international film festivals – there’s no denying the scale, diversity, and influence of “Aussiewood”. 

‘This exhibition is both a celebration and provocation to rethink Australian cinema: at home, in Hollywood and beyond. It is time for Australians to be invigorated and inspired by our cinematic success stories.'