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Feb 2018

Characters and costumes

Jenny Gall takes a look at some classic Australian film costumes and how they've shaped the memorable characters who wore them.

By Jenny Gall / 9 Feb 2018
Film
Object
Dec 2017

Costume makes the courtesan

A look at the red satin dress worn by Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge!, as featured in Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.

By Jennifer Coombes / 5 Dec 2017
Film
Object
Nov 2017

Phar Lap Forever

A winner with a big heart and a liking for sugar cubes - Phar Lap's story captivated the nation.

By Beth Taylor / 1 Nov 2017
Film
Jul 2017

Bobo

The NFSA recently acquired costumes, scrapbooks and other memorabilia recording the career of Hal Turner, who played one of the first recognisable children's characters on Australian television.

By Adam Blackshaw / 21 Jul 2017
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Television
Feb 2016

Time to go troppo

Film Curator Heather Gill looks at the legacy of short-film festival Tropfest.

By Heather Gill / 9 Feb 2016
Film
Posters
Aug 2015

Picnic at Hanging Rock Costumes

Documents and artefacts curator Jenny Gall takes a closer look at two of the costumes featured in our online exhibition Picnic at Hanging Rock: 40 Years of Mystery.

By Jenny Gall / 7 Aug 2015
Documents
Film
Mar 2015

Story of a dress

This is how a sequined dress bought in Paris by Yass woman Kathleen Coen in 1925 became part of Australia’s film history.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 6 Mar 2015
Film
Object
Dec 2014

2014 at the NFSA, Part 1

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.

By Adam Blackshaw / 22 Dec 2014
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Posters
Sound
Oct 2014

Phar Lap - Mighty Conqueror

A 1931 nitrate film about the champion racehorse Phar Lap has been donated to the NFSA.

By Kathrin di Rocco / 27 Oct 2014
Film
Jun 2014

A Technicolor film festival

The NFSA has supplied Australian archival film classics to Cambodia's Technicolor Foundation Film Festival and NFSA Senior Researcher Mick Newnham enjoys the audience reaction.

By Mick Newnham / 19 Jun 2014
Film