Mask And Memory is a new documentary about the man many regard as the greatest Australian painter of the 20th century - Sidney Nolan. If all art has a biographical element, this was dramatically true in Nolan's case. Through interviews with friends, contemporaries and witnesses, producer Catherine Hunter reconstructs the intimate relationships that shaped Nolan's life, the women he loved, and who loved him.
A six-part series which will take viewers on an amazing journey as renowned cartoonist and portrait painter Bill Leak paints six well-known Australians. Most people know Bill Leak as one of Australia's leading satirists via his day job as The Australian's daily editorial cartoonist. But he is also a highly respected portrait painter, who equally divides his time between ridiculing his subjects mercilessly in his cartoons and immortalising them in oils.
This week Bill is painting Sydney's notorious 'Queen of the night' - Tilly Devine. To find out more about his portrait subject Bill talks to Tilly's grand-niece Deirdre Devine and grandson Richard Twiss, who give an incredible insight into the colourful life of their 'infamous' grandmother and great aunt. Tilly's biographer Larry Writer gives Bill a tour of her old Sydney haunts and clears up some of the facts behind the myths and legends.
A six-part series which will take viewers on an amazing journey as renowned cartoonist and portrait painter Bill Leak paints six well-known Australians. In this week's emotional episode, Bill paints AC/DC larrikin Bon Scott. To understand the essence of the character of Bon Scott, Bill spends time with Bon's ex-wife Irene. They separated before Bon became famous but always remained good friends. Irene has never been interviewed for TV about her relationship before and in this interview she shares her memories of Bon's earlier life and his off-stage persona.