Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits

7 JUNE – 28 JULY 2019

HERO Starstruck The Sapphires Deborah Mailman as Gail by Lisa Tomasetti

If you love movies, you’ll love Starstruck! This exhibition reveals never-before-seen stories of Australian cinema and explores how cinema portraiture can create a bridge between the magic of a movie’s fictional world’s and the realities of filmmaking. Through photographic portraits, candid behind-the-scenes shots, rare film posters, casting books and original costumes, Starstruck celebrates 100 years of Australian cinema including watershed moments, iconic visions of Australian life, and a glimpse into the experiences of actors and crew.

A National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and National Portrait Gallery exhibition supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program


Image: Deborah Mailman as Gail by Lisa Tomasetti - The Sapphires 2012, film still. Courtesy Goalpost Pictures Australia Pty Ltd, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.