Lina Bryans was a successful female artist and an independent single mother, at a time when both were less common. She also threw a hell of a party.
Annette Kellerman was a champion swimmer, a Hollywood movie star, and a pioneer for healthy living and women’s rights.
From a riverbank in Mildura, to the world’s most prestigious art galleries: this is the story of artist Trevor ‘Turbo’ Brown.
Francoise Gilot was a friend of Matisse, muse of Picasso, and an exciting and successful artist in her own right.
The Archibald Prize is Australia’s richest art prize. It was founded by a self-made miner turned journalist, who liked to pretend he was French.
She sang and she shredded on electric guitar. She was black, bi-sexual, and a woman, at a time when it was hard to be any of these things. She is Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Gwoya Tjungurrayi was a Warlpiri man from the Northern Territory desert. You may not know the name, but you have seen him: he’s the Man on the $2 Coin.
William Edmondson was an African-American sharecropper from Tennessee. One day, God told him his destiny was to become an artist.
Errol Flynn was one of the brightest stars in Hollywood’s golden age. He hailed from isolated Tasmania, about as far from the glitz of Tinseltown as you could get.