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Feb 2022

Ozploitation!

Johnny Milner takes a look at the low-budget Australian genre filmmaking of the 1970s and 1980s.

By Johnny Milner / 21 Feb 2022
Film
Jan 2022

2021 at the NFSA

View and listen to highlights of what our curatorial team collected in 2021.

By Mel Bondfield / 27 Jan 2022
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Radio
Sound
Television
Dec 2021

1970s Music Festivals

Music festivals in the 1970s offered unprecedented opportunities for enterprising promoters and homegrown musicians, and were spaces where participants enacted ideals of counterculture and community building.

Film
Sound
Sep 2021

The Comeback: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Forty years ago, Kit Laughlin released his film ‘The Comeback’, documenting Arnold Schwarzenegger’s controversial 7th Mr Olympia title. The contest took place at the Sydney Opera House on 4 October 1980.

By Adam Blackshaw / 27 Sep 2021
Film

Striking Led Zeppelin Gold

The NFSA has unearthed a rare interview with the late John Bonham from Led Zeppelin. The interview is a centrepiece of the new authorised documentary, Becoming Led Zeppelin.

By Nicola Gage / 13 Sep 2021
Film
Radio
Sound
Jul 2021

Vale John Cornell

A tribute to John Cornell, the talented writer and highly respected business visionary, who has passed away at age 80.

By Gayle Lake / 26 Jul 2021
Film
Television
Jun 2021

The Cultural Icons

Canberra is home to 12 of Australia’s most iconic cultural institutions. And for the first time in history, these icons are collaborating to give 12 unique perspectives of Australia’s story.

Film
Photographs
Jan 2021

Pat Fiske on Australia Daze

Director Pat Fiske shares her story about the making of the landmark documentary Australia Daze.

By Pat Fiske / 21 Jan 2021
Film

Australia Daze: 1988 to Now

For the documentary Australia Daze, 28 film crews captured Australia's bicentennial celebrations over 24 hours across the country on 26 January 1988.

By Sean Bridgeman / 19 Jan 2021
Film
Dec 2020

2020 at the NFSA

View and listen to highlights of what we collected in 2020, including an emotional eyewitness account of the Victorian bushfires and exclusive interviews on the impact of COVID-19.

By Mel Bondfield / 16 Dec 2020
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Radio
Sound
Television