Territory Stories

Curator's Cut panel discussion: The search for the shell encrusted toilet seat

Details:

Title

Curator's Cut panel discussion: The search for the shell encrusted toilet seat

Collection

Presentations and Publications; LibraryNT; Northern Territory Library's Curator's Cut film series

Date

2018-12-05

Description

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.

Notes

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).

Language

English

Subject

Garage sales; Australia; Darwin, Alice Springs (N.T.)

Publisher name

Library & Archives NT

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Northern Territory Library's Curator's Cut film series

Format

1 video file (MP4) : digital

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution-NonCommercial International 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Copyright owner

Bruce Burke, Darren Penny, Dr Michaela Spencer and Library & Archives NT

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/305818

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/356459


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