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Jun 2020

Cassette Culture

The NFSA recently received a donation of 12 releases from the short-lived Melbourne-based cassette label Comfort 35.

By Nick Henderson / 17 Jun 2020
Object
Sound

Wanda Beach Murders and the Beaumont Kids

Amy Butterfield considers the wave of high-profile crimes in the 1960s that led commentators to proclaim that Australia had 'lost its innocence'.

By Amy Butterfield / 12 Jun 2020
Television

Deep Dive: The Matrix

Listen to a discussion with Andrew Mason, Executive Producer of The Matrix, that the NFSA hosted to mark the film's 20th anniversary.

By Travis Green / 11 Jun 2020
Film

Deep Dive: Ella

Ella Havelka, the first Indigenous dancer with the Australian Ballet, discusses the documentary Ella with director Douglas Watkin and the NFSA's Karina Libbey.

By Travis Green / 4 Jun 2020
Film

Tracey Moffatt

The NFSA highlights the work of Tracey Moffatt, the groundbreaking contemporary artist and filmmaker.

By Johnny Milner / 2 Jun 2020
Film

Returning Indigenous Cultural Materials

Ann Robb looks at the process of returning Indigenous cultural materials, including those that were once housed in the former Institute of Anatomy building before it became NFSA headquarters in Canberra.

By Ann Robb / 2 Jun 2020
May 2020

Albert Namatjira

Johnny Milner looks at influential Arrernte artist, Albert Namatjira and how he used his art as a vehicle for political reform.

By Johnny Milner / 28 May 2020
Film

Deep Dive: The Final Quarter

Director Ian Darling, ex-footballer Michael O’Loughlin, and AFL Inclusion and Social Policy Manager Tanya Hosch discuss the Adam Goodes documentary The Final Quarter and racism in sport with ABC's Fran Kelly

By Travis Green / 28 May 2020
Film
Sound

National Reconciliation Week

Discover four inspiring Australian Biography life stories for National Reconciliation Week 2020.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 26 May 2020
Film

Mad Max 2 and 3: Costumes

Costume designer Norma Moriceau drew on her background in the London punk scene when creating iconic costumes for Mad Max 2 and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

By Tara Marynowsky / 26 May 2020
Film
Photographs