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Hannah Gadsby's Oz

Hannah Gadsby's Oz

3 Episodes

Australian stand up comedian Hannah Gadsby is a closet art scholar. Armed with a rapier wit and desire to pick beneath the paint, she travels across the continent on a mission to debunk the myths of the Australian Identity as defined by our art canon.

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Hannah Gadsby's Oz
  • Episode 1

    Episode 1

    Through a re-examining of colonial era paintings, Hannah sees that white Australia’s sense of ‘belonging’ has a complex past. Meeting a number of contemporary artists Hannah asks why they are so intrigued with reimagining our colonial history.

  • Episode 2

    Episode 2

    If the Australian art canon is to be believed this country was founded by an army of pioneer blokes in hats. Hannah picks beneath the paint of this hyper-masculine portrait to uncover a more feminine vision of this rugged country.

  • Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Hannah is searching for a more inclusive Australian identity in art. She enters the NOW! But in post-Cronulla Australia it seems even more difficult to define what it is to be Australian. Hannah ponders whether a National Identity is relevant in 2014!