Media releases

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Austen Tayshus set to entertain - and provoke - Canberrans

Comedy legend Austen Tayshus, Australia’s most confronting and provocative stand-up comic, will have Canberra audiences laughing hard with his incisive humour when he performs at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) Theatrette on 28 March.

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A party for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - 20 years young!

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of Australia’s most beloved and iconic feature films, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, with a special event in Canberra on 28 February, as part of the Enlighten festival.

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Decades of disco and neon – What Were We Thinking?

Sit back and enjoy the best – and the worst – of 1970s and 80s film and television in Australia. The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), in collaboration with the National Museum of Australia, presents What Were We Thinking?, two nights of retro outdoor screenings on February 26 and 27.

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8.4 kilometres of shelving for Australia's audiovisual collection

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s CEO, Michael Loebenstein, will today officially open the NFSA’s newest collection preservation facility in Canberra.

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Binny Lum’s conversations with the stars, online for the very first time

The NFSA has published a collection of 139 interviews with Australian and international celebrities, recorded by popular radio and TV personality Binny Lum in the 1960s.

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Has the media changed Australia’s travel culture?

Travel and the Media is a one-day symposium that takes a critical look at the aesthetics and politics of travel representations over the last two centuries, from print journalism and audio-visual travelogues to the 21st century blogosphere.

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Urthboy to launch NFSA Theatrette with special performance

Urthboy, one of Australia’s most eminent hip-hop artists, will make a very special appearance at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) in Canberra, to launch the new Theatrette with a talk, presentation and small performance around his conceptual approach to music.

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Queensland to discover The Art of Sound this spring

Southern Queensland is the next destination for The Art of Sound, a multiplatform exhibition which examines the intersections between sound and the visual arts. It will be open to the public at the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery from 19 October – 15 December 2013, presented in partnership with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA).

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New Sounds of Australia are 'the real thing'

Russell Morris’ Molly Meldrum-produced single The Real Thing, Peter Allen’s iconic I Still Call Australia Home and Archie Roach’s powerful song about the stolen generations, Took the Children Away, are among the ten recordings added to the Sounds of Australia this year.

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Cultural institutions face ultimatum: Digitise or Perish

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) and ABC Arts will explore the challenges and opportunities that cultural institutions face in the digital age, in a discussion forum to be held at Parliament House on 12 August, titled Digitise or Perish.

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