Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures

 Saturday 16 April 6.30pm, Lake Crackenback Resort

Lake Light Sculpture in conjunction with South East Arts presents the first of a series of events  acknowledging that sculpture, and the Lake Light Sculpture event, have a life beyond the Lake Jindabyne foreshore. 

With the signature event impacted by high water levels this year, leading to cancellation, the organising committee are planning to bring a number of new arts initiatives and experiences to the region for 2022.

It is not widely known that many of the sculptures from Lake Light Sculpture end up in private and public collections around Australia, like the one found at Lake Crackenback Resort.

On Saturday 16 April, to celebrate the permanent sculpture trails that exist as a result of Jindabyne’s premier arts event, you are invited to attend an evening of free entertainment on the banks of Lake Crackenback, in the resort’s stunning surroundings.

A sublime evening is in store as Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures makes its debut tour on the mainland, at Lake Crackenback Resort, from the Ten Days on the Island Festival in Tasmania.


About the Show

In the family of entertainers known as The Marvellous Corricks there were eight talented siblings: seven sisters and their brother, Leonard. He was just 14 years old when he started making and screening silent films.

It was 1901 and his early projections – a highlight of his family’s travelling shows filled with sketches and singalongs – would light up the world.

In 2021, Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures returned in all their wonder for a world premiere at Ten Days on the Island in Tasmania. These 100-year-old films once again are entertaining and delighting audiences.

Leonard’s fascinating newsreels and dramatic films once awed our local communities with the latest in cinematography. Now, a selection of Leonard’s films, some black-and-white, some gorgeously hand-tinted – digitally restored by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) – represent a rare vision of a former world.

Paying homage to The Marvellous Corricks’ musical talents, renowned Tasmanian composer and performer Dean Stevenson and his band will accompany these moving pictures with a playful new musical soundscape. 

Lake Light Sculpture invites you to bring your family, enjoy the sculpture ‘walk and talk’ and, together, we’ll welcome Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures to the Snowy Mountains. Food and drink will be available to purchase from the resort. 

Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures will also screen in Cooma on Sunday 17 April. All screenings are free. Tickets and information available at www.southeastarts.org.au

Presented by Lake Light Sculpture, South East Arts, Lake Crackenback Resort and the National Film and Sound Archive Digital Restoration Program – NFSA Restores – Reviving Australia’s cinema icons. Supported by Create NSW through the Regional Touring Fund