Do you know the whereabouts of an unpublished book by the Australian stage and film designer, William (Bill) Constable?

The Wolanski Foundation and Olga Sedneva are searching for the manuscript or publisher’s proofs or other material relating to William Constable’s Constable: Design for Film, Opera and Ballet Settings and Costumes, a book scheduled to be published by Harry Hewett Publishing Melbourne about 20 years ago.

The foundation assisted Olga with her University of Sydney Master of Art Curatorship dissertation, Corroboree: White Fella Vision, which looks at the Australian ballet Corroboree, choreographed by Rex Reid and Beth Dean to music by John Antill, and with designs by Bill Constable. It is a fascinating topic because it touches on the culture of the world's oldest civilisation, the reconciliation of immigrant Australians with Indigenous Australians, and the creation of an authentic Australian voice in the arts.

The foundation is now assisting Olga to create extra value from her research by exploring possible exhibitions and publications

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Paul Bentley

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