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Aug 2017

Remembering Strictly Ballroom

In an exclusive interview, Paul Mercurio and Tara Morice share memories of the movie that launched their big-screen careers.

Mel Bondfield
Film

Strictly Ballroom turns 25

The NFSA is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Strictly Ballroom with a bold new online exhibition and curated collection.

Mel Bondfield
Film
Aug 2016

The Fairlight Sampling Synthesizer

In 1979 two young Australians invented the first Fairlight sampling synthesizer and changed electronic music forever. We have one in working condition!

Beth Taylor
Object
May 2016

From Little Things Big Things Grow

Released 25 years ago today, 'From Little Things Big Things Grow' has become an iconic Australian protest song, symbolic of the movement for Indigenous equality and land rights in Australia.

Nick Henderson
Film
Sound
Mar 2016

Madonna: recession buster

We take a look back at the early 1990s, to see how Australia reacted to Madonna's first tour.

Miguel Gonzalez
Television
Sep 2015

Canberra time capsule

Discover the history of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, through these items from the NFSA collection.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Radio
Sound
Television
Jun 2015

Darwin time capsule

Discover the history of Darwin, Northern Territory through these items from the NFSA collection.

Adam Blackshaw
Film

Producing Muriel's Wedding

'Muriel's Wedding' producer Lynda House talks about her journey with the film, from reading the first script treatment to celebrating its cultural impact 20 years on.

Miguel Gonzalez
Film
May 2013

South Australian Film Corporation

Arc Cinema Screening Program Manager Quentin Turnour looks at the SAFC’s work in the 1980s and early ‘90s.

Quentin Turnour
Film