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Peter Sculthorpe

'Brings in the sun'

An interview with Peter Sculthorpe
Video: 2 minutes

Legendary Australian composer, Peter Sculthorpe, describes the development of his career.

This video was produced with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC.

Video transcript

1 . Peter Sculthorpe 1982 All Eric Smith. © Estate of Eric Smith.

Related people

Peter Sculthorpe AO OBE

Related information

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Cultural kaleidoscope

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2006

The complex connections between four creative Australians; Patrick White, Sidney Nolan, Robert Helpmann and Peter Sculthorpe.

Peter Sculthorpe
Peter Sculthorpe
Peter Sculthorpe
Peter Sculthorpe

Creative space

Magazine article by Eric Smith, 2004

Eric Smith describes the agony and finally the ecstasy of winning the 1982 Archibald Prize with the portrait of Peter Sculthorpe.

Peter Sculthorpe
Peter Sculthorpe
Peter Sculthorpe
Peter Sculthorpe

Peter Sculthorpe

A Celebration

Previous exhibition, 2009

To celebrate Peter Sculthorpe's 80th birthday, the National Portrait Gallery has created a feature exhibition of portraits and associated biographic material drawn from the National Portrait Gallery and the composer’s personal collection.

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