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The Marvellous Corricks exhibition

July 1, 2022

Opening July 1 at NFSA in Acton, The Marvellous Corricks is a free, boutique exhibition about the lives and careers of the touring family of ten who entertained Australian audiences with their vaudeville-style show.

The Marvellous Corricks provides an opportunity to explore the lives of early travelling entertainers through the lens of the NFSA’s collection. The archive retains a superb collection of films, stills and objects, some of which are on display for the first time, donated by Corrick family descendants.

The exhibition is an intimate journey into the lives of one of Australia’s most unconventional families, who toured Australia between 1902 and 1916 and whose shows included music, dancing, comedy and film screenings.

In a special in-person event on Saturday, July 30, Jillian Mackenzie will take audiences behind the scenes of this family and go into detail about the NFSA’s restoration and digitisation of the film collection, including handcolouring techniques, the skills and talent of the Corrick family, and the extended collection of national and international stills taken by the family on their travels.

The Marvellous Corricks opens Friday, July 1 in The Front Room at the National Film & Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton.

Open: Daily 10am-4pm and Fridays 10am-8pm.


July 1, 2022
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National Film & Sound Archive
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