The Art of Australia

Hosted by former director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Edmund Capon, The Art of Australia tells the epic story of Australian art, from the colonial period to the present day.

Edmund goes on a quest to understand how art has helped shape Australia.  The series interweaves the story of British, European and Indigenous art traditions and how they have reflected the evolution of Australia’s culture over 200 years.

Ep 1  Episode one tells the story of how art helped European settlers come to terms with an unfamiliar land.

Ep 2  Edmund explores how Australian identity evolved in the 20th century and how modern art down under struggled to emerge. He looks at some of the giants of 20th century Australian art - Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker and Arthur Boyd.

Ep 3  In the third installment Beyond Australia, Edmund Capon explores how, since the 1960s, Australia and its art went global.

This program is released for non theatrical use within educational, government and business organisations. Additional payments under a Screenrights licence are not required. Please contact us for Exhibition or Streaming Licences.

Production Year: 
2013
Duration: 
3 x 50mins
Series Episode
Standard $275 $110
Schools $198 $88
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