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Title Art Nation.

Published Australia : ABC [broadcaster], 2010 March 21 at 17:30:00.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 streaming video file (26 min. 55 sec.) ; 162903069 bytes
Notes Closed captioning in English.
Summary Art Nation is a weekly half hour arts program presented by Fenella Kernebone. This week features the untold story of Australia's most iconic photograph - 'Sunbaker' by Max Dupain. Taken in 1937, 'Sunbaker' is undoubtedly Max Dupain's most famous photograph. The image of the bronzed Aussie at rest on the sand, arms folded, dripping with salt water fresh from a swim at the beach, has gone down in history as one of the most quintessentially 'Australian' images. However, Art Nation reveals a little-known fact about this photograph - the subject is not actually Australian, he's an Englishman. Not the red, raw, recently arrived, sunburnt Pommy backpacker we're used to seeing blistering away on our beaches, but rather, a gloriously tanned gentleman by the name of Harold Salvage. In the 1930s, Salvage and Dupain shared a passion for rowing and beach life. Salvage and his soon-to-be wife shared camping trips with Max and his then partner, the equally wonderful photographer Olive Cotton. It was on one of these camping trips that Dupain immortalised Salvage in the 'Sunbaker'. A series of other interesting photographs from these camping trips have also recently emerged. The Art Nation story includes enlightening interviews with Salvage's and Dupain's respective sons along with Gael Newton from the National Gallery of Australia and Josef Lebovic - the man responsible for unearthing these recent photographs. The story also combines rarely seen National Library of Australia and ABC archival footage featuring Max Dupain. Also currently showing is the exhibition 'Max Dupain & John Witzig', at Dickerson Gallery Melbourne, 31 March - 17 April, and Dickerson Gallery Sydney, 28 April - 15 May 2010.
Audience Classification NC ACMA.
Other author Kernebone, Fenella, host.
Boggs, Peter, contributor.
Dupain, Max, contributor.
Dupain, Rex, contributor.
Erskine, Joanna, contributor.
Fiebig, Taryn, contributor.
Haddad, Fareed, contributor.
Lebovic, Josef, contributor.
Lenton, Patrick, contributor.
Maestri, Guy, contributor.
Newton, Gael, contributor.
Salvage, John, contributor.
Supple, Augusta, contributor.
Vandyke, Tony, contributor.
Subject Drawing.
Nude in art.
Painting, Modern.
Photography, Artistic.
Women singers.
Dupain, Max, 1911-1992.