A triple bill featuring Australian explorer, natural scientist and artist William Blandowski, Australian artist Julie Gough and Belgian musician Rene Jacobs, is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday June 12 in Arts.

(c) Malcolm McKinnon 2007

(c) Malcolm McKinnon 2007

Blandowski’s specimens is a film by Malcolm Mckinnon about William Blandowski who led a scientific expedition from Melbourne to the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers in 1857.  The film uncovers some of the rich scientifc and cultural material he gathered at the Murray River, and conjures up the wonder and magic of this turning point in history.

Creative Cowboy Films, 2007

Creative Cowboy Films, 2007

This is followed at 12.15 by Julie Gough : we walked on a carpet of stars featuring the work of Australian artist Julie Gough. The film traces the links and references to Aboriginal Tasmania and crosses the bridge to the heart of contemporary culture at the Biennale of Sydney.

Harmonia Mundi, 2011

Harmonia Mundi, 2011

This is followed at 12.40 by Rene Jacobs : singer and teacher, a film portrait by Claude Mourieras.  It features the sopranos Maria Cristina Kiehr, Susanne Rydén performing works of George Frideric Handel.   This film has been released as part of the Leçons particulieres de musique series.

This triple bill program commences at 12.00 noon and concludes at 1.35 pm  (approx). It will be held in the Arts Listening-Viewing Room. Enter via the Arts Reading Room and Audio-visual Centre (from Trescowthick Information Centre). Admission is free. No bookings required, but come early as seating is limited. Enjoy!

 

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