The Resource Brushes with fame, a film by Richard Mordaunt and Diana Barbara

Brushes with fame, a film by Richard Mordaunt and Diana Barbara

Label
Brushes with fame
Title
Brushes with fame
Statement of responsibility
a film by Richard Mordaunt and Diana Barbara
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Director
Film distributor
Narrator
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brushes With Fame tells the story of the Archibald Portrait Prize, Australia's most coveted, controversial and popular art prize. It tells the story of how Australia's great painters have created new and startling images to explore our national sense of identity and character. The film begins as Wendy Sharpe wins The Archibald in 1996. We then follow a group of exceptional painters preparing their portraits for the 1997 Archibald Prize. This is one of the very few films where we see individual artists at work. For each artist is a unique and very personal process. We follow Fred Cress painting playwright David Williamson, Kerrie Lester painting dancer Janet Vernon, Bill Leak painting pop star Tex Perkins, Martin Sharp painting Tiny Tim, Garry Shead painting Adam Rich a doctor and an artist, Salvatore Zofrea painting Opera singer Elizabeth Campbell, Rose McKinley painting poet les Murray, Jenny Sages painting sculptor Tom Bass and Robert Hannaford painting the scientist Paul Davies. Each of these sitters must have made a significant contribution to public life in Australia. Begun in 1921, The Archibald portrait Prize is unique in the world, attracting over 500 entries each year from all over Australia. The judging process, which has never been filmed before is held in secret behind closed doors and is always controversial. Barry Pearce describes the furor that erupted around William Dobell's 1944 ground-breaking portrait of Joshua Smith and how it opened the doors to the issues of modern art. What were the boundaries for an artist to challenge and how far beyond these could an artist go? Wendy Whiteley tells the story of how Brett Whiteley won the Archibald twice in the late seventies with brutally honest self portraits, that again broke new ground for the Archibald Prize
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mordaunt, Richard
  • Barbara, Diana
  • Target, Simon
  • Coolamon Films
  • Contemporary Arts Media (Firm)
  • ProQuest (Firm)
  • Alexander Street Press
Runtime
56
Series statement
Academic Video Online leased
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Archibald Prize
  • Artists
  • Portrait painting
  • Portrait painting, Australian
Target audience
adult
Label
Brushes with fame, a film by Richard Mordaunt and Diana Barbara
Link
https://mccc.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?MARC;3968972
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed August 14, 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3968972/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (56 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1052764495
Video recording format
other
Label
Brushes with fame, a film by Richard Mordaunt and Diana Barbara
Link
https://mccc.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?MARC;3968972
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed August 14, 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3968972/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (56 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1052764495
Video recording format
other
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