The series depicts two outback shearers in the 1970s, one young, one old, conveying the passage of time in the human lifespan. The youth sees who the old man has been, and the old man who the youth will become. Their animated conversation depicts the role of oral history in the framing of their shared cultural identity in a time and place without phones or TV. The series is bookended by the strong young man in his prime and the old man at the end of his working life.
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David Mac Phail~Looking Forward. Looking Back. The Snagger and the Gun.
- David Mac Phail
August 28, 2021 - October 24, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm