Curator's Cut panel discussion: The search for the shell encrusted toilet seat
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Every weekend in the Territory, lawn-sales are listed on Facebook, Gumtree, or the ‘Classies'. Posters adorn roadside poles, posts and round-abouts, announcing the potential of finding something unique, nifty or practical. For the final 2018 Curator's Cut screening, the NT Library showed the 1985 film Search for the Shell Encrusted Toilet Seat, set in Alice Springs. The film, which features commentary from anthropologist Jeff Collmann, formed the springboard for a conversation about lawn-saling as a commercial, social and cultural phenomenon with a unique Territory flavour.
Recording of panel discussion accompanying the screening of Search for the Shell Encrusted Toilet Seat on 5 December 2018 as part of the Curator's Cut film series. Panel features Bruce Burke (Lawnsaler), Darren Penny (NT News Classifieds Manager), Dr Michaela Spencer (Sociologist, CDU) and Charlie Ward (NT Library).
Garage sales; Australia; Darwin, Alice Springs (N.T.)
Library & Archives NT
Northern Territory Library's Curator's Cut film series
1 video file (MP4) : digital
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Bruce Burke, Darren Penny, Dr Michaela Spencer and Library & Archives NT
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