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The Resource Hidden treasures - inside the National Gallery of Australia., Linocuts of Black, Syme & Spowers, produced and directed by John Hughes ; produced by Philippa Campey ; narrated by Betty Churcher, (electronic resource /)

Hidden treasures - inside the National Gallery of Australia., Linocuts of Black, Syme & Spowers, produced and directed by John Hughes ; produced by Philippa Campey ; narrated by Betty Churcher, (electronic resource /)

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Hidden treasures - inside the National Gallery of Australia., Linocuts of Black, Syme & Spowers
Title
Hidden treasures - inside the National Gallery of Australia.
Title part
Linocuts of Black, Syme & Spowers
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by John Hughes ; produced by Philippa Campey ; narrated by Betty Churcher
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Director
Narrator
Producer
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Language
eng
Summary
At the Grosvenor School of Art in London in the late 1920s, English artist Claude Flight taught printmaking with near-missionary zeal. By promoting cheap, mass-produced linocuts, made from ordinary household linoleum, he championed the democratisation of art. 'A work of art,' said Flight, 'should cost little more than a cinema ticket.' He urged his students to seek and express the rhythms of early 20th century life -the machine age. Among his pupils were three enterprising young Australian women: Dorrit Black, Eveline Syme and Ethel Spowers. Together they introduced Australia to a particular brand of modernism, based on the linocut and devoted to conveying the dynamics of movement through line and colour. When Spowers and Syme returned to Melbourne, they became founding members of the Contemporary Art Group. However, Spowers was forced to give up her artistic career in the late 1930s due to illness. When she died of cancer in 1947, her close friend and artistic companion Syme stopped making prints. All three were part of that inspiring circle of women who left Australia between the two world wars to become part of the collective experiment of European modernism. But the Second World War seemed to put an end to the utopian dream of modern art for the masses through affordable prints. And today a linocut by one of these leading lights would cost a good deal more than a cinema ticket!
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Previously released as DVD
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videorecording
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1931-
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  • Hughes, John
  • Campey, Philippa
  • Churcher, Betty
Runtime
6
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  • National Library of Australia
  • National libraries
  • Artists
  • Prints
Target audience
adult
Label
Hidden treasures - inside the National Gallery of Australia., Linocuts of Black, Syme & Spowers, produced and directed by John Hughes ; produced by Philippa Campey ; narrated by Betty Churcher, (electronic resource /)
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Title from resource description page (viewed November 3, 2014)
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ASP2711974/ausv
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  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (6 min.)
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online
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access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
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  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897480951
Video recording format
other
Label
Hidden treasures - inside the National Gallery of Australia., Linocuts of Black, Syme & Spowers, produced and directed by John Hughes ; produced by Philippa Campey ; narrated by Betty Churcher, (electronic resource /)
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed November 3, 2014)
Control code
ASP2711974/ausv
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (6 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897480951
Video recording format
other

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