A look at the early days of radio, charting its rise from crystal sets through to first broadcasts and advertisements, the emergence of commercial stations and radio personalities, and how the public’s voracious appetite for daily music, sport, news and conversation hinted at what radio would become.
WINHANGANHA is a bold re-envisioning of our history – a new film work by award-winning poet and artist Jazz Money.
Can you help us identify these Sydney locations from landmark 1920s films made by the McDonagh sisters?
The NFSA has identified rare footage of the 1920–21 Ashes Test series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Award-winning digital artist Jazz Money is the recipient of the RE/Vision Commission, receiving $25,000 to create an audiovisual piece interpreting the NFSA collection to offer an authentic and contemporary vision of Australia.
Curator Thorsten Kaeding looks at how and why the NFSA selects – and sometimes excludes – materials from the national collection.