Paul Mercurio and Tara Morice by Phillip Le Masurier, Strictly Ballroom, 1992. Courtesy M&A Film Corporation, NFSA.

Experimental escapades in collaborating: behind the scenes of Starstruck

5:15pm Wednesday, 21 February 2018
7:30pm Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Social Event
National Portrait Gallery (Liangis Theatre)
King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Australian Capital Territory 2600

It was messy, it was fraught, but the idea was worthy!

In 2014, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery joined forces and embarked on a seven-year project to produce Starstruck: Australian movie portraits – the first major touring collaborative exhibition of its kind.

Join NPG Director Angus Trumble, NFSA General Manager of Collections Meg Labrum, and the exhibition curators as they laugh about the path that was and lament the roads not taken, to deliver the landmark exhibition that came to fruition this summer. Bring some popcorn - this could get interesting!

Other nibbles and drinks provided.



A facilitated panel chaired by Angus Trumble, Q&A followed by an exhibition tour.



Members: free
Non-members: $15



Please email an acceptance by 19 Feb 2018: Acceptances


1. Starstruck curators Penelope Grist and Jennifer Coombes talk to media  2. Angus Trumble & Jan Müller before the launch. Images: Mark Mohell

1. Starstruck: Australian movie portraits curators Penelope Grist and Jennifer Coombes talk to media about the collaboration between the National Portrait Gallery and the National Film and Sound Archive. Image: Mark Mohell.

2. National Portrait Gallery Director Angus Trumble and National Film and Sound Archive CEO Jan Müller take a moment before the launch of Starstruck: Australian movie portraits. Image: Mark Mohell.

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