Curated exhibition entitled Bill Kerr: The Boy from Wagga Wagga

Neill Overton

Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Curation of Exhibition/Event/Festival

Abstract

In curating and designing this major photo-history, over 40 large-scale photographs were sourced. In addition to this, theatre costumes, embroidery and textiles, film posters, theatre programmes and memorabilia were collected from private archives in Perth, Wagga Wagga, Melbourne, Sydney, Britain, France and Pakistan. The exhibition curation involved extensive research of primary source materials in archives, letters, and theatre collections, towards mounting an extensive photo-history that spanned 4 large gallery spaces at the Museum of the Riverina. It represents a significant research undertaking in its contribution to the retrospective of a major Australian performing artist, Bill Kerr, and represents a substantial archival research project into critiquing histories of Australian and British theatre, and related performing arts. Areas of performing arts researched, and evidenced in this exhibition and its accompanying catalogue, include radio, film, television, theatre, dance and song since 1922. The histories of poster art in Britain (from 1947-50s) achieve a research focus that arrives at new research through examining primary research sources. It further researches regionalism, in its photo-history of performing arts emanating from a regional context ' Wagga Wagga since 1922, and the post-war theatre radio and theatre context within which Bill Kerr achieved international fame in the early 1950s.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWagga Wagga, NSW, Australia
PublisherMuseum of the Riverina
SizeExhib featuring photos, theatre costumes, textiles, etc
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventCurated exhibition entitled Bill Kerr: The Boy from Wagga Wagga -
Duration: 23 Oct 200917 Jan 2010

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    Overton, N. (Author). (2009). Curated exhibition entitled Bill Kerr: The Boy from Wagga Wagga. Creative Works - Curation of Exhibition/Event/Festival, Museum of the Riverina.