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Listed under:  Arts  >  Art movements  >  Modern art  >  Futurist art

'Rhinoceros', 1995

This is a painted fibreglass sculpture made in 1995 by James Angus (1970-). Moulded over an aluminium framework, the work is a life-size replica of a rhinoceros measuring 105 cm x 320 cm x 165 cm. The animal is mounted with all four feet on a vertical wall so it appears to be standing sideways. The tip of its horn is at ...


'New home from outer space', 1971

This is a clip showing almost the entire item about a futuristic fibreglass dwelling. It featured in the weekly black-and-white newsreel, Australian Movie Magazine, released to cinemas on 28 October 1971. The clip shows a Scandinavian house shaped like a flying saucer and set up in an artificial pond in Perth. Two black ...


Giant eagle

This is a fibreglass model of the extinct New Zealand giant eagle known as Haast's eagle ('Harpagornis moorei'). It was the largest eagle ever recorded, and had talons as big as tiger's claws, a low, narrow skull and an elongated beak. Males weighed up to 10 kg while females weighed up to 14 kg. Harpagornis was capable ...


Thor 'Automagic' washing machine, 1940s-50s

This is an automatic electric washing machine produced in the 1940s or 1950s by US manufacturer Thor, called the 'Automagic'. The machine has a rectangular, box-like shape with rounded edges, a white enamel coating and a green lid. It measures 95 cm x 62 cm x 62 cm.

Moving Image

Alvin Toffler discusses women's liberation

How was Australian society affected by the women's liberation movement in the 1960s and 70s? One issue, the struggle for women to access the same opportunities as men, caused much uncertainty about the future of the family. In this clip, writer and futurist Alvin Toffler offers his unique take on women's liberation and ...