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Nov 2014

The 1950s Melbourne art scene

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

By Tara Marynowsky / 27 Nov 2014
Film
Oct 2014

Licence to... watch TV?

Broadcast curator Helen Tully writes about a time when listening to the airwaves or watching TV required a licence.

By Helen Tully / 15 Oct 2014
Radio
Television
Sep 2014

Australian style

Watch three amateur films from the 1950s and 60s on the theme of 'fashion’.

By Tara Marynowsky / 15 Sep 2014
Film
Aug 2014

Billie Peach: budgerigar

We invited musician and composer Heinz Riegler to re-imagine a 1939 recording of a talking budgerigar that featured in the Art of Sound exhibition.

By Brendan Smith / 22 Aug 2014
Sound
Jul 2014

The Fourth Channel

50 years ago today Melbourne’s fourth television channel, ATV Channel 0 (now Channel 10), broadcast its opening night gala variety show THIS IS IT and thanks to preservation by the NFSA you can watch some of it here.

By Helen Tully / 29 Jul 2014
Television

Test of War

Shana Tiang, winner of the 'Test of War' Young Composers' national competition, shares her love of music with the NFSA.

By Shana Tiang / 1 Jul 2014
Film
Sound
Jun 2014

Vaudeville friends

Tara Marynowsky explores the home movies of vaudeville performer and amateur filmmaker Frank 'Tex' Glanville.

By Tara Marynowsky / 2 Jun 2014
Film
May 2014

Rediscovering the Brindabellas

David Hogan spoke with Glen Ryan about filming the 'miracle' of the Brindabella ranges.

By David Hogan / 26 May 2014
Film

Ernest Singer home movies

In partnership with the St Kilda Film Festival, the NFSA presents six of Ernest Singer’s 16mm home movies from the 1950s, projected on the big screen for the very first time.

By Simon Smith / 21 May 2014
Film
Mar 2014

McDonagh sisters' filming locations

Can you help us identify these Sydney locations from landmark 1920s films made by the McDonagh sisters?

By Graham Shirley / 26 Mar 2014
Film