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Feb 2018

Winifred Atwell in Australia

Meet the Amazing Miss A - popular ragtime pianist Winifred Atwell, who conquered the charts in the 1950s and later made Australia her home.

Stephen Groenewegen
Sound

Louie the Fly

A look at the creation of the iconic 'Louie the Fly' jingle, named by the NFSA in 2018 as one of the Sounds of Australia.

Amanda Diaz
Sound
Television

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.

Jenny Gall
Film
Object
Dec 2017

2017 at the NFSA

The NFSA collects tens of thousands of items every year. What were some of the highlights for 2017?

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Oral History
Posters
Radio
Sound
Television

Merry Indie Christmas

We're inviting independent musicians, bands, singers and songwriters to submit their Christmas songs for consideration for the NFSA collection.

Tessa Elieff
Sound

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.

Jennifer Coombes
Film
Object
Nov 2017

Polyorama Panoptique

The NFSA recently acquired a Polyorama Panoptique, a 19th century French optical toy.

Lauren Curless
Object

Remembering Michael Hutchence

Twenty years after his tragic passing, we pay tribute to one of Australia's most dynamic rock stars.

Mel Bondfield
Sound
Oct 2017

Starstruck casting books

These 1930s Cinesound casting books form the heart of the NFSA and National Portrait Gallery collaborative exhibition, 'Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits'.

Jennifer Coombes
Object
Photographs

Home cinema, 1940s style

Meet 99-year-old Eddie Vormister and his homemade film projector.

Jessica Bolton
Object