The National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) have just announced a Canberra-exclusive exhibition, and their first original show in twenty years: Australians & Hollywood: A Tale of Craft, Talent and Ambition. The exhibition, which is slated to open 4 December, will celebrate the storied history of Australians on screen and behind the camera. It will be the first major event overseen by NFSA’s incoming CEO, former Sydney Theatre Company ED Patrick McIntyre, who joins the institution in October.
The scale of the exhibition is ambitious: Australians & Hollywood will celebrate the successes of household names like David Gulpilil, Baz Lurhmann, and Margot Robbie, but the exhibition also seeks to move beyond the stars. The archival collections on display will also delve into the secret histories and unsung heroes behind the camera, who revolutionised the industry from the shadows.