The Marvellous Corricks: New Sounds, Old Films

Exhibition and Shows

24 Sep 2022 Once Only Event

The Corrick Collection consists of over 135 nitrate films collected by The Marvellous Corricks, a vaudeville-style family of entertainers featuring Albert and Sarah and their seven daughters and one son, Leonard. The family toured Australia in 1902, dazzling audiences with music, comedy and film.

The entire Corrick Collection underwent a digital restoration in 2021. Now these digitised films have been given new vitality through unique scores by composers from the ANU School of Music.

Experience these 100+-year-old films from a different perspective through the sounds of modern composition.

Following this special screening, the composers will join us to discuss the role of composition in film and the creative process of working on silent films in the modern age.

The Marvellous Corricks is a free exhibition now showing at the NFSA, open from 10am to 4pm daily and until 8pm on Friday nights.

Presented in partnership with the Australian National University School of Music.


Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet

Internet Access

Free Wifi


From AU$10.00

Event Dates

Once Only Event

24 Sep 2022

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