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  • Bringing sound to silence

    Made in the early 1930s, on the cusp of the sound era, 'Misère au Borinage' is considered one of the most significant works of early political cinema, but screening it posed a particular challenge to the Gallery, which saw us creating a voice-over and musical soundtrack to accompany this silent classic.

    1 year, 5 months ago, by Robert Herbert

  • From first contact to cannibal tours: PNG on film

    The people of Papua New Guinea's highlands were unknown to the outside world until 1930, when Australian gold prospectors revealed vast populations living in the mountainous interior. Soon the region became a magnet for anthropologists, missionaries, tribal art enthusiasts... and filmmakers.

    2 years, 7 months ago, by Robert Herbert

  • Class, crims, sex and Soho

    Trampling taboos in post-war London

    4 years, 2 months ago, by Robert Herbert

Robert Herbert
Curator, film

Robert Herbert programs regular screenings of feature films and documentaries at the Art Gallery of NSW. The film program is designed to present cinema alongside the other art forms traditionally represented at the Gallery and explores themes and ideas drawn from the Gallery's major exhibitions.