Open House

(Produced by John Cruthers, 2012, 26 minutes)
After their return to Perth from New York in 1989, Sir James and Lady Sheila Cruthers regularly opened their house in Bird Street, Mosman Park to provide art historians, curators, critics, writers, artists and other collectors with an opportunity to view the Collection.

In August 2006, before leaving the family home for a retirement apartment, they staged the final open house. This intimate cinema verite documentary, photographed and edited by Ray Argall, follows the preparation and staging of the event and allows viewers to see the Collection installed in its original home. It includes extended interviews with Jim and Sheila about the history of their collection.

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Still from  Open House

Still from Open House