New exhibition all about star power

Starstruck exhibition to celebrate Australian film

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SOMETHING BORROWED: Toni Collette as Muriel, from the film Muriel's Wedding, 1994, directed by P J Hogan. Photo: Robert McFarlane. National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Courtesy House and Moorhouse Films.

SOMETHING BORROWED: Toni Collette as Muriel, from the film Muriel's Wedding, 1994, directed by P J Hogan. Photo: Robert McFarlane. National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Courtesy House and Moorhouse Films.

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The Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits exhibition at Samstag Museum of Art will tell untold stories from Australian cinema.

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AN EXHIBITION at the University of South Australia’s Samstag Museum of Art will allow viewers to learn previously untold stories from the world of Australian cinema.

Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits will officially launch on September 14 in conjunction with the Adelaide Film Festival.

The exhibition, developed by the National Portrait Gallery and National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, highlights some watershed moments in Australian cinema through the lenses of some of Australia’s most renowned photographers.

Highlights include portraits of Toni Collette in Muriel’s Wedding, Anne-Louise Lambert in Picnic at Hanging Rock and the infamous thong dress worn by Hugo Weaving in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Co-curator Penelope Grist said the exhibition featured more than 250 items.

“There are portraits of loved actors such as Hugo Weaving, Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett and photography from iconic films like Australia, Moulin Rouge! and Red Dog,” she said.

The free exhibition will also feature a new cinematic installation- The Waiting Room, by filmmakers Molly Reynolds and Rolf de Heer.

It will be open until November 30. Gallery hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday- Friday and 12-5pm Saturday.

Details – www.unisa.edu.au/samstagmuseum or (08) 8302-0870.

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