The Art of Australia

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The Art of Australia

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AUSTRALIAN ART FROM THE COLONIAL TO THE MODERN

Hosted by former director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the late Edmund Capon, The Art of Australia tells the epic story of our national art canon, from the colonial period to the present day, helping us understand how it has shaped the Australia we know today.

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.

In the final episode, Edmund tells the story of how Indigenous art and modern abstract art combined to push Australian art forward.

Credits

Louise TurleyTim Lambert
Margie BryantJonathan Hewes
Edmund Capon
Produced by Serendipity Productions and Wall to Wall Media for Screen AustraliaAustralian Broadcasting Corporation and BBC