1969, 8 Minutes
Follows the design and fabrication of stained glass screens for the foyer of the National Library of Australia.
The National Library of Australia in Canberra is the repository of some of the most distinguished works of art in Australia. Among them is a set of 12 stained glass screens executed by painter Leonard French. Taking as his theme the planet, French designed a set of screens that drew on the craggy beauty of medieval stained glass for their inspiration.
As this film follows the processes by which the screens were fabricated, French explains his feelings about the commission and the stimuli which led him to complete it so successfully.
© 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.