Throughout the '80s and '90s Mambo forged a curious Australian aesthetic based on farting dogs, lawnmowers, hills hoists and fibro shacks. It was rebellious, anti-authoritarian, funny and at times very rude.
The majesty and mystery of the celebrated Greek temple, the Parthenon is investigated by historical and architectural experts who go behind-the-scenes of the Greek government's Acropolis Restoration Project. The project is a multi-decade, multi-million dollar effort to rescue the Parthenon and other ancient structures on the Athenian Acropolis. The Parthenon, in particular, was in danger of collapse.
Widely regarded as Australia's greatest living artist, the exuberant 80-year-old John Olsen talks with acclaimed art commentator Betty Churcher about his life's work. Still painting with all his creative energy in his studio in the NSW Southern Highlands, Olsen speaks of the influence of poetry and Spain on his art and his restless love of Sydney Harbour and the Australian bush.
Broadcaster, comedian and architecture enthusiast Tim Ross reveals the origins of modernism; a design philosophy that boomed in the mid 20th century as architects rejected ornamentation and embraced materials like glass and steel.