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Brilliant Artists Film Series 2019

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Manly Art Gallery & Museum

West Esplanade

Manly, NSW 2095

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Following on the success and popularity of the 2018 program, Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society, in partnership with filmmakers Bill Leimbach and Richard Mordaunt, present a series of special art films on the lives of four inspirational Australian artists; John Russell, Sidney Nolan, Salvatore Zofrea and Margaret Olley. The screenings include introductions and Q&As with the filmmakers, providing unique insights into the film process and stories behind the artists, families and friends who were part of the projects. The evening screenings include complimentary wine and cheese.

Tickets per event: $20 Members or $30 general

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Sat 27 April, 5 – 7pm

SALVATORE ZOFREA: MASTER OF LIGHT

An intimate portrait of a remarkable Australian artist whose journey has taken him from war torn Italy as a child, to his search for a new life in Australia. Adolescence, loss and discovery are all part of this coming of age in a new land where Salvatore Zofrea (b.1946) discovers his great skills as an artist. Filmmaker Richard Mordaunt set out to tell Salvatore’s life story, which is interwoven with Salvatore painting Morning Light, a monumental artwork reminiscent of Monet’s late panoramas. Zofrea is a three times winner of the prestigious Sulman Prize and has been a finalist in the Archibald and Wynne many times.

Film by Richard Mordaunt.

Introduction and Q&A with filmmaker Richard Mordaunt and artist Salvatore Zofrea.


Trailer - Salvatore Zofrea: Master of Light

Sat 25 May, 5 – 7pm

MARGARET OLLEY: A LIFE IN PAINT

Margaret Olley first became famous when William Dobell’s portrait of her won the Archibald Prize in 1948. Her celebrity status tended to overshadow her life as a painter, but this documentary puts Olley (1923 – 2011), the painter, on centre stage. In this documentary, she speaks passionately about her compulsion to paint. Emeritus Curator Barry Pearce takes the viewer on a deeply personal journey through Margaret’s beloved house in Paddington, the Hat Factory. Those closest to Olley – her art dealer for more than three decades, Philip Bacon; close friend Christine France and fellow artist Cressida Campbell – recall a much-loved friend who remained intrigued by the complexity of painting to the very end.

Film by Catherine Hunter.

Introduction and Q&A with filmmaker Catherine Hunter.

Image: Salvatore Zofrea



Sat 23 February, 5 – 7pm

AUSTRALIA’S LOST IMPRESSIONIST: JOHN RUSSELL - Event finished

Sat 23 March, 5 – 7pm

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