In this landmark series Edmund Capon tells the story of art in Australia and the role it has played in the development of the nation. The three-part series weaves the stories of European and Indigenous art. Edmund travels across the continent to look at important artworks and meet significant contemporary artists whose work creatively deals with themes from Australian history.
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“As he sits in Brett Whiteley’s former studio, reminiscing about his late friend, Edmund Capon is clearly overcome with emotion. Tears well in his eyes as he stares into the camera, the loss of one of Australia’s greatest artists still raw after more than two decades.”
“ … the series looks beautiful, has strong production values and is backed by thorough research and an impressive script …” SMH 20/10/13
“Capon, an Englishman who arrived in Sydney in 1978, manages to be magisterial without being pretentious. He is not talking to art insiders, rather he is telling the history of Australia through art, and he reveals some fascinating vignettes about the arrival of modernism in this episode.” The Australian 26/10/13