Past Exhibition Details

Starstruck: On Location

Tue 16 Apr -

Sat 01 Jun

Image: Portia De Rossi, Elle Macpherson and Kate Fisher as Giddy, Sheela and Pru by Robert McFarlane, 'Sirens', 1993, Courtesy Sue Milliken and Samson Productions Pty Ltd

Made possible through an unprecedented partnership between the National Portrait Gallery of Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra, Starstruck: On Location tells the story of Australian cinema through the faces of our film actors – both famous and forgotten – from the early 20th century through to today.

While all eyes are on the moving image that emerges from a film set, stills photographers create a range of both formal and candid shots, capturing both the actors at work and the characters they are playing. Drawn predominantly from the National Film and Sound Archives’ superb collection, the show will feature imagery of beloved Australian actors and iconic films, as well as highlighting the lesser-known early years of our film industry.