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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