Hannah Gadsby's Oz
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.
Through a re-examining of colonial era paintings, Hannah sees that White Australia’s sense of ‘belonging’ has a complex and troubled past. Meeting a number of contemporary artists Hannah asks why they are so intrigued with reimagining our colonial history and what relevance this has with our present.
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.
- Bryan Mason, David Scarborough
- Nima Nabili Rad