ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0233 David Branson Papers

Scope and contents notes

Call Number

HMSS 0233

Collection

David Branson Papers

Date Range

ca. 1985-2001

Quantity

Access Conditions

Restricted access; restricted reproduction

Related Collections

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Biographical Note

David Branson (1964-2001), artist, theatre director, actor, musician, was born in Melbourne, Victoria. He came to Canberra in 1965 with his family where he grew up and was educated.

He was involved with drama and musical productions both at Watson High School and Dickson College. He was a member of Canberra Youth Theatre whilst still at school where his love of the theatre was developed and fostered. He was a founding member of the influential Splinters Theatre of Spectacle and Co-artistic Director. He studied drama at Rusden and at Victorian College of the Arts.

From 1996 he was Artistic Director of Culturally Innovative Arts (CIA) which he founded with partner and fellow-Canberran Louise Morris.

Branson acted throughout Australia in Melbourne, Sydney andCanberra, performing with many theatre companies and for the Australian National Playwrights Conference several times.

Some of his directing highlights include: Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera (CIA/STOPERA), Handel's Ariodante (STOPERA), Ribbons of Steel, a large scale multi-artform project to mark the closure of Newcastle's BHP Steelworks; Piper at the Gates of Hell (Canberra Youth theatre) a production with which he toured to Hong Kong; an adaption of Distoevsky's Demons for the ACT Festival of Community Arts and numerous acclaimed productions for Melbourne's La Mama Theatre. A passionate supporter of Australian writers he also directed works by Graham Hendersons, Daniel Keene, Alison Croggon and Christos Tsiolkas and Lally Katz.

Branson also played the violin, originally classically trained and playing with the Canberra Youth Orchestra for many years and travelling overseas with them in 1980. He played with many musical groups and bands notably in the Canberra band Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen whose debut self-titled album was released after his tragic death in 2001.

Branson Street, Dunlop, is named for David Branson.

Source: ACT Planning Authority, Place Names Database.

Arrangement Notes

The material was largely arranged and described by Joel Swadling at the home of Branson’s mother, Margaret Hunt, in August 2010. Swadling arranged it into the major series listed from a highly disorganised personal collection. He could discern no useful original order to most of the material.

On arrival at ACT Heritage Library the material was reboxed and a quantity of unsorted material which arrived at the same time received a preliminary arrangement and description with some recommendations for further archival work. 

Further description and arrangement has been undertaken by Joel Swadling with the assistance of the ACT Heritage Library.  It is an ongoing process.

Series Description

Series 1: Scripts
Scripts kept by David Branson, often with annotation, but not necessarily used in performance.

Series 2: Production Notes
Files for productions in which David Branson was involved. 

Series 3: Splinters Company Administration

Series 4: Other Theatre Companies/Governmental Arts Bodies

Series 5:  Personal Correspondence and Journals
The journals and personal correspondence of David Branson.  At the request of the family, this series is restricted.  To apply for access, please contact the ACT Heritage Library.

Series 6: Media Publications/Flyers/Programs/Photos and Images:

Series 7:  Theatrical and Political Discussion Papers/Creative Writing by various authors

Series 8: Audiovisual materials
Audio and video recordings in a variety of formats.  Includes private work and workshops as well as Splinters materials.

Series 9: Posters

Series 10: Set models
2 models of Springbank Island

Box List

SERIES NO.

BOX NO.

DESCRIPTION

QUANTITY

DATES

ARCHIVISTS’ NOTES

1

1-8; 40

SCRIPTS (inclusive dates are dates of script not dates of files)      

 

 

 

1

1

Absurd Liberty – Sean Monro

1

3/2/1997

Original; marked “For David Branson - 33”

1

1

An Actor Confesses –Author?

1

Undated

Handwritten photocopy; marked, “Steve” (author?)

1

1

Accidental Death of An Anarchist - Author?

1

Undated

Photocopy of published Script

1

1

After the Rain – Phil Doyle

Undated 

Ring-bound unpublished original

1

1

The Agony of Love: Two Japanese Women and a Barking Dog – A Film Script - Author?

 1

Undated

Photocopy of unpublished original

1

1

All Souls – Daniel Keen

1

1993

Unpublished original

1

1

Annie: Charles Darwin’s War on God – Steve J. Spears

1

Ninth Draft – December 1992

Photocopy of unpublished script; cover letter to D. Branson

1

1

An Ordinary Day – Author?

1

First performed 9 October, 1986

Photocopy of published script; heavily annotated

1

1

The Arbitrary Abattoir of Fate – Sean Monro

Undated 

Photocopy of unpublished original

1

1

Arcadia – Author?

1

First performed 13 April, 1993

Photocopy of published script

1

1

Autogeddon – Heathcote Williams

Undated

Photocopy; photos on almost every page

1

1

Baurnhof: A Play in Three Parts – Kate Herbert

1

Draft Six – July 1999

Unpublished original

1

1

Beneath Heaven – Daniel Keen

5

31 August, year? 1994?

All copies heavily marked and highlighted; “Winner of the 1995 Wal Cherry Play of the Year

1

1

Betrayal – Harold Pinter

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

1

Big River – Alexander Buzo

1

1979

Original, marked “From Pol magazine”; enclosed note to David, from “Dee”

1

1

The Blessing – Author?

1

Undated

Original handwritten Short; incl. Piece of Tie-Dyed Fabric and photocopy of published poem, “A Breastplate Against Death”

1

1

The Board – Author?

1

Undated

Faded original of handwritten script

1

1

Border Country – Anne-Marie Mykta

1985

Unpublished original

1

2

A Boy for Me A Girl for You – Ian Nash

1983

Published book

1

2

The Boy in My Closet – Kelly West

1

Undated

Unpublished original

1

2

Brainscrew – Author?

1

Undated

Photocopy of published script. (Applications To Perform Play made to Margaret Ramsay Ltd.)

1

2

But Where’s Duncan? – Lally Katz

1

1996

Photocopy of unpublished original

1

2

Can You Keep A Secret...? - Anne-Marie Mykta

1

1987

Unpublished original (bound)

1

2

Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! – Author?

1

First staged London, 15 July 1981

Photocopy of published script

1

2

The Card Index/The Interrupted Act/Gone Out – Tadeusz Rosewicz

1

1960-1969

Photocopy of published scripts

1

2

The Censorship of Hysteria – Author?

Undated 

Original script, heavily marked, headed “David’s Script”

1

2

Chamber Music – Arthur Kopit

Undated 

Photocopy of published script

1

2

The Changeling – Thomas Middleton and William Rowley

1

Undated

Photocopy of published script; bound, marked in pencil

1

2

Cold Pizza – Daniel R. Lillford

1

Undated

Original unpublished script

1

2

The Collector – John Fowles and David Parker

1

1973

Photocopy of published script

1

2

Cowboy Mouth – Sam Shepard

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

2

Cross Purpose Samuel Beckett, author?

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

2

Cut Strings – Elspeth Tremblay

Undated 

Film Script; unpublished original

1

2

Cybergrrrls – Jerry and Morgana Everrard

1997

Unpublished original; cover note to David from Jerry Everrard

1

2

DB Meets C of A – R. Millington

2

Undated

Unpublished original

1

2

Darkness – Author?

2

Undated

1 unpublished photocopied original printed; 1 unpublished photocopied original, handwritten; in envelope marked “David Branson”

1

2

Dead Caucasians – Christos Tsolkios

1

5th Draft - September, 2001

Unpublished original

1

2

Decibels – Deborah Rogers, author?

 Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

2

Demon – Kate Herbert 

 Fifth Draft – January 1993

Photocopy of unpublished original

1

2

Designer Deathbeds – David Shinner and Pia Rada

1

Undated

Marked, unpublished original

1

2

Dialogues with the Oracle – Kate MacNamara

1

September 1986

Photocopy of unpublished original

1

2

Don Juan – Moliere  (Translated by Nicholas Enwright)

1

1984

Published book

1

2

The Driven – A Two-Act Play – A Black Comedy – Daniel Lillford

 1

Undated

Photocopy of unpublished original, marked

1

2

Duck Seasoning – Author?

2

Undated

Photocopy of unpublished original, marked

1

2

Duet for A Schizophrenic – A Short Play in Three Parts – Chris Johnson

1972-1973

Photocopy of published script

1

2

The Education of Skinny Spew – Author?

First staged June 1969

Photocopy of published script

1

2

An Ego Trip, or Bringin’ Jesus Home – Khalil Juredini

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

2

Escape From Wonderland A Play in Two Acts – Bruce Hoogendorn

1997-1998

Photocopy of unpublished original, marked

1

2

Esenin and Mayakovski’ – Full title? Author? 

1

Undated

Marked original with separate handwritten notes; partial script only

1

2

Estrella Daniel Keene

1

First performed 4 December 1990

Bound, photocopied original; includes reviews of production

1

2

The Evil Queen – Larry Buttrose

May 1992

Bound photocopy of unpublished original

1

2

The Exploitation of Youth in Today’s Society – Author?

 2

Undated

Photocopy of unpublished original

1

3

Faust- the Heat of Knowledge Author?

1

Undated

Bound photocopy of unpublished original

1

3

Fire on the Snow – Douglas Stewart

1

1990

Published book

1

3

The First Day of Peace – Horst Laube (Translated by Hans Werner)

 1

 1980

Bound photocopy of published script

1

3

The First Train – Daniel Keen

 1

1999

Bound photocopy of unpublished original

1

3

The Five Dollar Mother – Kelly West

 Undated

Bound photocopy of unpublished original

1

3

A Flea in Her Ear – Author?

 1

First presented 8 February, 1966

Photocopy of published script, bound in notebook headed “David Branson’s script”, heavily-marked

1

3

Fox and Zero – Author? (Enclosed in envelope with notes for David Branson)

 

 Undated

MISSING FROM MATERIAL TRANSFERREDTO ACTHL

1

3

The Four Elements, the Death of Empedocles Prearranged – Gerald Keaney. (“A performance for Splinters Theatre Company by Gerald Keaney. Outdoors, near Lake Burley Griffin.”)

Undated

Unpublished original; includes note from author  to Splinters Theatre

1

3

Frankenstein, or the Ordered Life – Wolfgang Deischel (Translated by Chris Burton)

1

Undated

Photocopied original; marked “Goethe Institute Canberra”

1

3

Fur Elise (A Short Play) – Graham Henderson

2

1997

Marked, unpublished photocopies

1

3

The Glass – Author?

1

Undated

Unpublished original

1

3

The Golden Age – Louis Nowra

First staged 8 February, 1985

Photocopy of published script

1

3

Golden Boy – Clifford Odets

1

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

3

The Goodbye – Lally Katz

1

1996

Photocopy of unpublished original

1

3

Gormenghast – A Two-Act Play Adapted By Marce O’Hare

1

Undated

Unpublished original

1

3

The Great Tale – Paschal Daantos Berry (In collaboration with Canberra Youth Theatre)

1

Undated

Unpublished original

1

3

The Ham Funeral – Patrick White

1

Undated

Marked photocopy of published script

1

3

Hamlet Prince of Denmark – William Shakespeare

1

Undated

Partial photocopy of published script

1

3

Homage – Daniel Lillford

 1

Undated

Unpublished original; also contains D Lillford CV and letter to D. Branson from author

1

3

Hotel Sorrento – Author?

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

3

The House on the Rock – Author?

Undated

Marked photocopy of published script

1

3

The Human Voice – Jean Cocteau

First staged 17 February 1930

Photocopy of published script

1

3

Identity Unknown – A Short Film – Ivo Lovric

Undated

Unpublished originals

1

3

In A Moment of Loss – Author?

1

Undated

Heavily-marked original

1

3

In Camera – Author?

1

Undated 

Photocopy of published script

1

3

In the Grand Hotel – A Play About Street Kids – Anne-Marie Mykta

1989

Photocopy of unpublished script

1

3

In the Secret Room – Kate MacNamara

April 1988

Unpublished original

1

3

Isabella the Astrologer – Author?

Undated

Photocopies of published script

1

3

Jesus Christ on A Bicycle – Kelly West

Undated

Bound, unpublished original

1

4

The Joker of Seville (For Ronald Bryden) – Author?

1

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

4

Journey Home – Anne-Marie Mykta

May 1992

Unpublished original; includes cover letter to David Branson from author

1

4

The Journey of the Fifth Horse – Author?

First staged 13 April, 1966

Photocopy of published script; included in workbook, heavily marked

1

4

Kalldewey, Farce – Botho Strauss (Translated by Fred Haynes)

Undated

Photocopy of published script, marked “Goethe Institute Canberra”

1

4

Kings, Queens, Castles and Crowns – Author?

1

Undated

Marked original (also contains Latin-pictorial)

1

4

Kurtz – Larry Buttrose (‘Based On “Heart of Darkness” By Joseph Conrad’)

1

 1991

Unpublished original

1

4

Kylie and Luke’s Plane Script – Author?

Undated

Unpublished original

1

4

La Cambiale di Matrimonio – Gioacchino Rossi (Translated by Ditta Zizi)

1

Undated

Marked photocopy of published script

1

4

Last To Go – Author?

Undated

Photocopy of published script (from “Revue Sketches”)

1

4

Laughter and Fear – Author?

1

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

4

Lazarus and His Beloved – Author?

Undated

Photocopy of published script (featuring several sketches)

1

4

A Letter To Havik/Role Call (Two Parts of “Chocolate Rules! Ok? A Play in Two Parts”) – Anne-Marie Mykta (C. October 1992; includes letter to D. Branson)

October 1992

Bound, unpublished originals; cover-sheet for “Chocolate Rules, OK? – A Play in Two Parts” by Anne-Marie Mykta.  Are the two parts ‘Letter to Havik’ and ‘Role Call’?

1

4

Life in Tuscany – Gina Dow and Individual contributors of Text

 1

Undated

Unpublished original (“Second Draft – Based On the 1859 Travel Book By Mabel Sharman Crawford”; includes ‘Note To Patrick Troy’)

1

4

Light Particles – Sean Monro

Undated

Heavily-marked photocopy of unpublished script

1

4

The Little Match Girl – Author? (incl. “Legs On the Wall”, “Sealskin Soulskin”, “Bottle O’ Brains” and Other Sketches)

Undated

Heavily-marked unpublished original

1

4

The Lonesome Man – Lally Katz

1

1997

Unpublished original

1

4

Lovelocks Dream Run – Author?

Undated

Heavily-marked photocopy of published script, included in workbook

1

4

Lovestories – Doug Mason

1

 Draft 1 - 16/6/1995

Bound, unpublished original

1

4

Low-A Play – Daniel Keene

1990 (First performed 30  May, 1991)

Marked, unpublished original

1

4

Mrs Thally F – John Romeril

1

First performed 16 July, 1971

Marked photocopy of published script

1

4

Macbeth (Shortened Version) – William Shakespeare

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

4

The Maids – Jean Genet

Undated

Photocopies of published script

1

4

The Malevolence – A Play in Three Acts – Adriano Dino Cugola

Undated

Bound, marked original

1

5

Meat Party - A Play in Two Acts – Le Quy Duong (“Vietnamese to English translation By Lien Yeomans; Performance Version By Yaron Lifschitz”)

1

March1988

Heavily-marked original

1

5

The Man With the Flower in His Mouth – Author? (Translated by Gigi Gatti and Terry Doyle)

1

1923

Photocopy of published script

1

5

Marathon – Ricardo Monti

1

10/6/1997 (“New Version”)

Unpublished original

1

5

The Massacre at Paris – Christopher Marlowe

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

5

Merlin, Or the Barren Land – Tankred Dorst with Ursula Ehler (Translated by Neville and Stephen Plaice)

1

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

5

Stephen King’s Misery – Adapted and directed by Joe Woodward

1

1994 

Ring-bound original

1

5

Moonlight at Midday – Terry Aulich

1

1998 (‘Version 5’)

Marked photocopy of unpublished script; headed, “David Branson”

1

5

Morganna Le Fey – Kate McNamara

2

January 1987

Photocopies of published script; includes re-write from 1991

1

5

Munjong (Hopeless) – Richard Walley

1

Undated

Bound, marked unpublished original

1

5

My Foot My Tutor – Handke

1

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

5

My Funny Old ---! – Niamh Kearney (1998)

1998

Unpublished original (marked “David”)

1

5

Napoleon’s Bananas – A Short Play – Graham Henderson

1997

Photocopy of published script

1

5

Nell Amor Confido – Music By Pergolesi, Libretto By Elio Gatti

1

1997

Photocopy of published script; includes reviews of production

1

5

The New Employee – Author?

Undated

Photocopy of unpublished film script

1

5

A New Wives’ Tale – Bill Fleming

1

1997 (Version of March 1999)

Published original

1

5

No Coffee, No Apple Pie: A Screenplay - Joel Swadling (Based On the Play “At the Cafe Tapas Tonight”, by Peter Knox)

 Undated (1994/1995?)

Unpublished original

1

5

Norma – Alan Owen

1

Undated

Photocopy of published original

1

6

The Old Familiar Juice – Jim McNeil

1

1973

Photocopy of published script

1

6

Old Rose – Heinrich Henkel (translated by Robert David Macdonald)

1

1985

Photocopy of published script

1

6

The Open Couple – Franca Rame (translated by Stuart Hood)

1

First staged 30 November 1983

Photocopy of published script

1

6

The Pale Woman – Hal Judge

22 November 1997 Draft

Photocopies of unpublished original

1

6

Party Time – Harold Pinter

First staged 31 October 1991

Marked photocopy of published script

1

6

P.E.T.A.L – Cate Kennedy, Huw Davies, Sid Walker, Joss Davies

 1

Undated

Marked photocopy of unpublished script; partial script only

1

6

Piano Plays (Klavierspiele) – Friederike Roth (translated by Estelia Schmid and Billy Colvill)

1

 Undated

Marked photocopy of published script

1

6

Picnic With Fatima – Mark Stratford and Tahir Cambis

24 August 1988

Marked photocopy of published script

1

6

Play Dough Format Author?

 

Undated 

MISSING FROM MATERIAL TRANSFERREDTO ACTHL

1

6

Poets In Motion – Rob Millington

1

1994

Marked original

1

6

The Possessed Albert Camus (Published Script; “Based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky”)

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

6

Pre-Paradise Sorry Now – Rainer-Werner Fassbinder (translated by Peter Zander)

First staged 2 February 1972

Photocopies of published script

1

6

Pretty Little Memory – Lally Katz

1997

Photocopy of unpublished original

1

6

Princess Speach – Author?

1

Undated

Photocopy of unpublished, handwritten original

1

6

The Rabbi of Ragged Ass Road – A Play in Two Parts – David Copelin

1

Draft 7, April 2001

Marked, unpublished original

1

6

Rare Earth Sam Shepard, author?

1

First staged 5 December 1973

Photocopy of published script

1

6

The Red Priest – Ronald Evans

Rehearsal script - April 1985

Published original

1

6

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui – A Parable Play – Author? (Translated by Ralph Manheim)

2

Undated

Marked photocopy of published script

1

6

The Restaurant – Author?

Undated

Photocopy of hand-written 3-page script

1

6

Revolutionary Witness and Nobody Here But Us Chickens – Peter Barnes

1

Undated

Photocopy of published scripts

1

6

Right of Birth – Daniel R. Lillford

Undated

Unpublished original

1

6

The Rover – Aphra Behn

 First staged 3 July, 1986

Published book

1

7

The Saliva Milkshake – Author?

 1

 First staged 23 June 1975

Photocopy of published script

1

7

Sanctimony - Joe Woodward

 1

1995

Unpublished original

1

7

That Scoundrel Scapin (Les Fourberies De Scapin) Author?

 1

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

7

Second Scream – Graham Henderson

 1

1995

Marked, unpublished original

1

7

Silent Partner – Daniel Keene

1987

Unpublished original

1

7

Silicon Spies – A Cyber Play Set in the Year 2020 – Hal Judge

1

Draft 2 February 1996

 

1

7

Six Characters in Search of An Author – Luigi Pirandello

1979

Photocopies of published script

1

Soap Author?

 

 Undated

MISSING FROM MATERIAL TRANSFERREDTO ACTHL

1

7

Speaking in Tongues – Andrew Bovell

 1

 1996

Unpublished original

1

7

Spitting Chips – Peta Murray

1

1989

Photocopy of unpublished script, in Work-book

1

7

Stray Toasters Author?

1

Undated

Photocopy of published script  in workbook; heavily marked

1

7

Suit – Author?

1

Undated

Unpublished original

1

The Surgeon’s Arms – Author?

Undated

Photocopy of unpublished original

1

7

A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

1

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

7

Taxi – Author?

Undated

Marked, unpublished original

1

7

Terminus – Daniel Keene

1996

Unpublished original

1

7

Three – Victor Sheehan

1

Undated

Unpublished original; includes letter/notes to “David and Sarah”

1

Three Sisters Called Eve – Matthew Aberline

Undated

Marked, unpublished original

1

7

The Too Hard Basket – Bruce Hoogendorn

1997

Marked, unpublished original

1

7

The Tourist Guide – Botho Strauss (Translated by Anthony Vivis and Tinch Minter)

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

The Tower – Graham Henderson and Catherine Hassall

Draft of 23/3/1993

Unpublished original

1

7

To Whom It May Concern – Author?

1

January 1999

Unpublished original

1

8

Trojan Women – Author?

1

Undated

Marked unpublished original

1

8

Triptych – Kate Herbert

1993

Unpublished original

1

8

24 Hours in the Life of A Revolutionary: A Play About the Life and Death of Che Guevara – Jose Marques

Undated

Heavily-marked, unpublished original

1

8

Ubu Rex – Author?

1

First staged 1896

Photocopy of published script

1

8

Untitled script (Characters: Green eyes; LeFranc; The Guard) – Author?

1

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

8

The Virtuous Burglar – A One-Act Farce – Author? (Translated by Joseph Farrell)

1

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

8

Vladimir and Estragon’ (Actual title?) – Samuel Beckett 

1

Undated

Heavily-marked photocopy of published script, pasted into workbook

1

8

Voice 1 Voice 2 Voice 3’ (Actual Title?) – Author?

 1

Undated

Heavily-marked photocopy of published script; marked, “David’s Director’s Script”

1

8

Waking Up Author?

2

Undated

Photocopy of published script

1

8

We’ll Let You Know – A Play in One Act – Author?

Undated

Unpublished original

1

8

What If My Bladder Explodes Upon Impact? – Kelly West

Undated

Unpublished original

1

8

Winter Is Tomorrow – Ronald Evans

1st Draft – October/ November 1984

Unpublished original

1

8

A Woman Alone – Author?

2

Undated

Heavily-marked photocopy of published script

2

9-19, 41

PRODUCTION FILES

 

 

 

2

9

A Bit Like Alice
Grant acquittal report (19/10/95); financial report; artistic report; project documentation (photocopied photographs; copy of invitation; “TEA” text by Regina Heilmann, grant recipient).

1

1995

 

2

9

Agnes and Plod [working title]
 Production notes and stage directions on photocopied poetry (marked ‘David’).

1

31 January-5 March1994

 

2

9

Alice
Canberra Youth Theatre, July 1994. Program; notes on running order.

1

July 1994

 

2

9

Amongst the Wild Things
Canberra Youth Theatre (CYT), July 1998 School Holiday show. Directed by D. Branson and Simone Penkethman. Includes program; CYT newsletter (July 1998); handbill; reviews (newspaper clippings and radio FM 103.1 transcript).

1

11-18 July 1998 

 

 

2

9

And We Hold Each Other’s Hands and Nobody Weeps
Produced by The Company, performed Thursday, 3rd December1998.  Includes text excerpts by David Unwin, Charles Roberts and Larry Kramer, forming basis of performance material.

 1

December 1998

 

2

9

Anti-Village of Captive Hearts
Co-production, Splinters and Outback Theatre. Director, Stephen Howard. Locations: Hay, Deniliquin, Wagga, Bathurst. Includes stage directions and copies of administrative faxes (including 1 to Gavin Findlay).

 1

1993

 

 

2

9

Apocalypse Club (at the Gypsy Bar)
Thursday, February 13, ongoing until (at least) August, 1997. Evening of performance-poetry. Hosted by Simone Penkethman. File includes press release, reviews and photos.

 1

February-August 1997 

 

2

9

Autogeddon
SPLINTERS production. Performed at Gorman House as part of the Festival of Contemporary Arts (FoCA). Sponsors include Australia Council, 2XX radio and Arts ACT. Files include posters/fliers; reviews (including Lorena Param in Canberra Times); administrative letters; stage/set-designs; heavily marked copy of script.

2

14-18 October 1997 

 

Heavily marked copy of script labelled ‘L Morris’ (Louise, David Branson’s partner).

2

9

Baal
Theatrical production by Culturally Innovative Artists (CIA). With the assistance of the Goethe Institute and the National Multicultural Festival. Performed at Street Theatre. Directed by Joe Woodward. File includes fliers; reviews; marked scripts.

 1

 19-31 January 1998

 

 

2

9

Beyond the Gates of Heavenly Peace
Directed by David Branson for La Mama’s Theatre, Melbourne; sponsored by Arts Victoria. Performed at Carlton Courthouse. File includes press release; performance dates; pencil-marked script; rehearsal schedule and production credits.

 1

7-24 November2001

 

2

9

Big Throat Cabaret
Cabaret review produced by the “Drinker’s Club” and performed at IDs Night Club, Prahran. Files include running order; flier; press release; administrative letter to David Branson from venue owner.

 1

 

2

9

Bleedlines – The Limits of Performance
Conference event, organised by University of Sydney Centre for Performance Studies. File includes: Call for Proposals; letter to David Branson from conference coordinator John Baylis.

 1

8-10 October 1993

 

2

9

Blue
CIA production, performed at Street Theatre. File includes reviews; press release; photos; stage directions; application for funding a tour of the show (projected for 2002).
Performance period 26-30 June  2001

 1

26-30 June 2001

 

2

9

Boot
File includes source-material by Graham Henderson; David Branson’s director’s statement; reviews of other work by Henderson.

 1

 

Can’t tell if this was ever produced!

2

9

Bouffon
CIA production. File includes project budget; script excerpts.

 1

 

No indication of year or location.

2

9

Butoh
Workshop directed by Cheryl Heazlewood for Sideshow Theatre company (Sept. ’94). File includes administrative letter to Gavin Findlay of Splinters; Heazlewood bio and press release; contract between Heazlewood and Splinters theatre company (April 1995). 

 1

September 1994- April 1995

 

2

10

Careful He Might Hear You – the Musical

 1

 

TIED IN BUNDLE. UNOPENED.

2

10

Cathedral of Flesh
Splinters production; performed at Old Adelaide Gaol. File includes press release; rehearsal and production schedule; programmes; director’s notes; budgets; administrative letters.

2

1992

 

2

10

Characters in A Crowd
Splinters production; performed at ‘The Rock’ (Croatian-Deakin club, Canberra). File includes grant application to Australia Council.

1

28 January – 7 February; year?

 

2

10

Chaste Maid in Cheapside
Victoria College/Rusden Theatre, Clayton, Victoria. Production by 3rd and 4th year students.  Includes rehearsal schedule; program; flier; David’s copy of script, heavily marked.

1

1989

David Branson, cast-member and props.

 

2

10

Circo
Meryl Tankard Company studio, Gorman House. Includes flier and David’s marked script.

1

July 1991

2

10

Circus Maximus
Splinters production (in Greek amphitheatre style). Includes project outline (“Temple State ‘95”); photo of set; photos of ancient Greek ruins (used as archetypal role-models).

 1

1995

2

10

The Cook, the Fox and the Bride
Production by STOPERA, performed at the Street Theatre. Three one-act operas (2 Stravinsky, 1Rossini). Includes rehearsal schedule and invitation to opening (to ‘D. Branson +1’).

 1

1999

2

10

Crash Cabaret
Co-production of Canberra Performance Poets and Second Stage. Poetry evening, held at Tilley Devine’s night club, Lyneham. File includes heavily marked copies of running order; press release; text excerpts.

 1

Tuesday, 4 April 1997

2

10

Crime of Yelling
Splinters production, performed at the Old Gardener’s Cottage, Downer Oval, ACT. Includes reviews and fliers.

 1

30 April-1 May 1987

2

10

Crowd Theory
Splinters production, performed at Old Canberra Brickworks, Yarralumla. Includes funding application to Australia Council (budget and project-outline); notification of Performing Arts Board grant of $11,325).

1

1991

2

10

Cry Stinking Fish
Splinters production, performed at Gorman House. Includes photos/press release/notes towards program/reviews.

 1

1987

 

2

11

Curse of the Starving Class
Frontline Production Company, North Melbourne. Includes poster, program, marked copy of script (DB?), review.

 1

19 July-6 August, year?

2

11

Cut Out
Pivot Theatre Company. Contains career-profile for director, Rebecca Headlam.

 1

 Undated

 

2

11

Delires/Delirius
Includes budget, set designs, director’s notes on structure of performance, background material on (and writings by) author, Arthur Rimbaud.

 1

Undated

Production company? Location?

2

11

Demons
Culturally Innovative Artists’ production at the Street Theatre. File includes fliers/postcards; David Branson’s master script (04/10/01); company contact list; set designs; Post-review notes.

 1

2001

2

11

Desire
Jigsaw Theatre production; stage one, Gorman House Arts Centre (Braddon, ACT). Includes project outlines.

 1

17-29 August 1994

 

 

2

11

Desperate Acts
Uta Anneke presents Desperate Acts theatre group, in Harold Pinter’s ‘Family Voices’. Double-billed with Splinters’ In Tristitia Hilaris: File includes program; fliers; funding application (budget/schedule/outline).

 1

27-31 March, 3-7 April 1991

 

 

2

11

Diary of A Dwarf
Pure Theatre production at the Street Theatre. Includes media release, program, photo proof-sheets, reviews, set designs, administration/funding letters, artistic biography - author Graham Henderson.

 1

7-15 March 1997

2

11

A Doll’s House
Canberra Repertory Theatre at Theatre 3, Ellery Crescent, Acton ACT. Includes “Casting requirements”; marked copy of script; program.

 1

2 September- 1 October 1994

2

11

Dragon Boat Festival
Splinters production, “Dreams of a Better World”. Includes programs; budget; press release; company administration letters; project outline; minutes of production meeting; contract, Splinters/Dragon Boat organisers (ACT Sporting and Cultural Association).

 1

3 February-24 May 1994

Festival date -18/03/1994.

2

11

Dreams-Myths-Monsters-Magic
Splinters performance at the Tuggeranong Community Arts Centre. File includes project outline; administrative letter.

 1

November 1994

Tuggeranong Show, 19/11/94

2

11

The Dumb Waiter
Co-production of Culturally Innovative Artists and Canberra Youth Theatre Performed at.  Gorman House Arts Centre. File includes poster; photos; administrative letters; project outline.

 1

June-July,1995

2

11

Elektra/Miss Julie
La Mama’s theatre group at the Carlton Courthouse, Melbourne. File includes photos; reviews; first draft script for “Elektra”.

 1

14-25 March 2000

Part of Antipodes Festival.

2

11

Fall of the Roman Empire
Conceived and performed by Deborah Pollard and Victoria Spence. Ralph Wilson theatre, Gorman House. Includes flier; program; letter to David Branson from Pollard and Spence.

 1

Undated

 

 

2

12

Fertile Millennia
Co-production, Invisible Circle/Splinters. Includes fliers and workshop notes.

 1

1996

2

12

Ficky Stingers
Letter to David (on “Ficky Stingers” letterhead) regarding poetry-benefit.

 1

24 June 1992

 

2

12

Fire and Meat
La Mama presentation. Two one-act plays by Graham Henderson (‘Fire’ and ‘Meat’). File includes program and reviews.

 1

1990

 

 

2

12

Filthy Lucre
2 photos of outdoor musical performance, featuring D. Branson on violin.

 1

 Undated

 

2

12

Flowers of Gold
Splinters at the Old Kingston bus depots. Includes project proposal, administrative letters, grant acquittal, reviews.

 1

November-December 1992

2

12

Fuck Jesus Coke
Splinters at Woodman’s Inn, Grenfell St. Includes fliers, entitled “Heckling Instructions” (production-related, graffiti-based handouts).

 1

1990

 

 

2

12

Galactic Fantasy
Joy Warren of Solander Gallery at National Press Club. File includes letter to D. Branson from Joy Warren.

 1

25 August 1995

 

 

2

13

Gumboot Full of Blood
Splinters production. Files incl. income/expenditure estimate; fliers; funding-related letters (application and acquittal); petty cash receipts; hand-written production/performance notes.

 2

February-May 1988

 

 

2

13

Halcyon Days/The Furore/Blue Funk
Splinters at the Performance Space, Redfern.  File includes contract for hire of theatre; season program; production abstract; 2 copies of play – one typed, one handwritten.

 1

17-23 August 1992

 

 

2

13

Heinrich Heine – I, Fool of Fortune
Culturally Innovative Artists at the Street Theatre. Includes copy of script, marked for lighting/backdrop designer. Letter and contract for shooting and editing of productions ‘Heine’, ‘Conbrio’, ‘Short Stabs’ and “BAAL’. Program/reviews for ‘Heine’. Collection of writings about/by Heinrich Heine.

 1

November 1997

2

13

Holocaust
No apparent production company or location of performance. File consists of hand-written notes and pieces of script/prose—writing.

1

Undated

2

13

Howling in the Halls of Night
Splinters at the Performance Space. Includes Splinters publicity-sheet; reviews; budget; 1990 company report; handwritten text excerpts; administrative letters (including invitation to the production from D. Branson – addressee blank).

 2

May 1990

Also contains numerous untitled prose/script excerpts. Requires culling!  

 

2

13

I Can’t Explain
Project dealing with homeless youth in Canberra.  File consists of 3-page outline of aims/operations/schedule/developmental aspects.

 1

 Undated

No evidence of follow-through.

2

13

ICON
Splinters’ participation in 20th Anniversary of Sydney Opera House. Files Includes administrative letters (Splinters/program organisers); festival outlines/programs; certificate of participation; outdoor stage/seating designs.

 2

April-October 1993 

 

 

2

13

Il Matrimanio Segreto (The Secret Marriage)
Co-production by Conbrio and Stopera, under the direction of D. Branson, for the National Multicultural Festival. File includes bound and marked copy of script; press release; review; set designs; material on history of Commedia del’arte. Also: invitation to D. Branson to attend Tuggeranong Community Arts Centre production of ‘Patapumfete’, by Dario Fo (co-presenter, the Italian Embassy). 

 1

11-15 February 1998

 

 

2

13

In Its Infancy
Splinters funding application (under D. Branson as individual applicant).

 1

July 1987

 

Part of Spoleto Fringe Festival, Victoria.

2

13

In Tristitia Hilaris in Hilaritate Tristis
(Shared bill; see file on “Desperate Acts”.) Includes fliers; heavily-marked scrapbook of production notes and script excerpts.

1

27 March-7 April 1987

Note on front page: “looks like David’s writing”.

 

2

14

Island of the Sun
Splinters/Jigsaw co-production. Springbank Island, 1991 File includes grant application, budget, set designs, hand-written production abstracts.

 2

October-November 1991

 

 

2

14

Ivan Dougherty Gallery – 25 Years of Performance
Splinters at the University of New South Wales. Includes administrative letters; project outline; loan agreement; diagram – “tricycle with cannon”.

1

December 1993-October 1994

 

2

14

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
Black Inc theatre and the Arts Council, performed at Gorman House. File consists of newspaper reviews (2); program.

1

 Undated

 

2

14

King Lear
Bell Shakespeare; Canberra Playhouse. File consists of newspaper reviews (3).

1

August 1998

 

2

14

Klub Kabarett
Various performers; Street Theatre. File consists of a single review (Canberra City News).

1

25 August 1994

 

2

14

Larger Than Life-Drawing
Splinters at Gorman House. Art Theory Workshop; semester 2, 1992. File consists of brief abstract.

1

1992

 

2

14

Last of the Sun
Splinters/Jigsaw Theatre. Springbank Island. File includes contract between the two companies; budget and logistics; Splinters company history (including member-bios).

1

1992

 

2

14

Lettice and Lovage
Looking Glass Theatre (co-starring DB) at Street Theatre. File includes program; reviews; heavily-marked script (in scrap-book) and complimentary ticket issue.

1

13-21 June 1995

 

2

14

Like Hell
Splinters at Old Canberra Brickworks. File incl. funding application to Australia Council; letter to Performing Arts Board from Gavin Findlay re grant application; rejection letter from Oz Council.

27 February 1992

 

 

2

14

Long Time Earth View Gone
Splinters at Old Academy of Science. File incl. fliers; outlines; review; administrative letters and budget; application to Australia Council for funding. “Long Time Earth View Gone” – Appendix 1 - Fragged Mentations from the Welter: Synoptic Contribution to Terms of Acquittal of Production – Khalil Juredeini (30 September 1996)

1

 1996

 

2

14

Love Song in Asia Minor

 

 

MISSING FROM MATERIAL TRANSFERREDTO ACTHL

2

14

Love Songs To Welcoming Shores

 

 

MISSING FROM MATERIAL TRANSFERREDTO ACTHL

2

14

Lust On A Spiritual Plain
Splinters magazine. (Short-lived? One-time-only?) Consists of poems and sketches, on photocopied white and blue A4-sized paper.

1

May 1988 

 

 

2

14

Mag and Bag/Savage Love
Currong Contemporary Arts Theatre at Gorman House, Braddon. Double-bill directed by D. Branson. File includes reviews; photos; fliers; rehearsal schedule; script excerpts.

1

6-9 April, year??

2

14

Massive Love of Risk
Splinters at Corroboree Park, Ainslie. Includes stage program; review; notes.

1

September 1986

 

 

2

14

Medea
Powerhouse Players at The Open Stage, Carlton Victoria. Includes poster; heavily-marked copy of script; program.

1

18-27 May 1987

 

2

14

Metamorphosis
Jigsaw Theatre at Gorman House. Includes application for funding (MEAA); creative writing exercise (“Solitude, My Mother”); drawings of scorpions.

1

September 1993

 

2

14

Moneydreams
Splinters; location? File includes heavily-marked copy of script (titled “Patrick” – Troy?).

1

 Undated

 

2

14

Moving On
Dramatic Video. File consists of project outline; budget; letter from video producer Trevor Ellis to ACT Impact Youth Grants.

1

3 April 1991

 

 

2

14

Mutter Courage
Splinters presents Snuff Puppets; outside ANU Arts Centre. Includes posters; marked copy of script; review, Canberra Times.

1

May 1991

 

2

15

Mysteries
Splinters at the Playhouse Theatre. Includes scripts (copies both marked and unmarked); reviews; director’s note; administration between Splinters/Canberra Theatre Trust/Canberra Festival organisers; acquittal of Australia Council grant; individual employee contracts; rehearsal schedule; personalised opening-night invitation to David Branson; program and promotional postcards.

4

Performances 8-16 March 1996

 

 

2

15

The Naked Splinter
Performance and film night; Gertrude St Gallery, Fitzroy. File consists of single photocopied hand-drawn handbill.

1

Sat, July 30, year?

 

 

2

15

Nocturnal Submissions
Collection of short prose/poetry, by various authors. Includes 2 letters (8 January, 15 October) to David Branson, from literary editor David Lumsden. Also contains final draft of manuscript; copy of final product, as published.

1

January-October 1990

 

2

15

No Tickee/No Shirtee
File consists solely of handmade double-pass “tickees for two” (designed in the shape of old-style floppy discs).

1

 Undated

 

2

15

Old-Age Mutant Ninja Grannies
Impact Youth Grants application for money to produce a line of comics (“Heroes with a Handbag Comix”), by and for ACT Youth. Includes budget, outline, timeline, reference from MegaLo Arts Centre.

1

1991

2

15

The Oracle
Splinters; outdoor parade at Weston Park Maze. Includes flyers; reviews; budget; Australia Council application materials; requests for corporate sponsorship (on Splinters letterheads); press release; performance permits; source material for script; heavily-marked copy of script; acquittal and documentation of grant; contract for rental of 100 cassette machines (via “Acoustiguide”); box office reports; guest list; design plans.

10

 1st May-30th November 1994

 2

15

Ornament and Crime
Splinters at Gorman House. Includes script; Splinters’ group statement (by David Branson); show statement; hire contract for Gorman House theatre use.

1

1-14, July 1991

 

  

2

15

Orpheus
Splinters’ contribution to National Opera Festival. File includes letter from Colin Slater, executive director of festival; script outlines; extracts from source-texts (Aristophanes/Euripides/Agamemnon).

1

November 1997-  August 1998

 

 

2

15

Pentagram
Canberra composer Jim Cotter; Street Theatre. File includes Muse magazine (Feb ’94); Canberra Times article; David’s heavily-marked copy of script.

1

February 1994

Initially planned for Feb ’94, rescheduled after industrial action re Street Theatre.

 

2

15

Persephone
Upfront Theatre at Ralph Wilson theatre, Gorman House. File contains Canberra Times review (Helen Musa).

1

Undated

 

 

15

Pet Shop/The Medium
Stopera at Street Theatre. File contains program and reviews

1

5-8 September 2001

 

2

16

Pinter Festival
Canberra Independent Artists at Street Theatre. Includes media release; reviews; photos/proof sheets.

1

September-October 1998

 

 

2

16

Piper at the Gates of Hell
Canberra Youth Theatre. Includes programs; reviews; marked script; media release; contact list; Hong Kong tour itinerary.

1

ACT: October 1994;     Hong Kong: November 1994

 Includes material on Hong Kong Tour

 

 

2

16

The Planets
Splinters and Temple State Illusions. Includes production outline (“The Planets – A Cosmic Spectacle in Seven Orbits”); application to (and receipt from) Australia Council for funding.

1

March 1997

 

 

2

16

Poets of the Machine
File contains tour itinerary, list of performers.

1

1989-90

 

 

2

16

Poverty
Application for Impact Youth Grant, skateboarding promotional project. Includes project outline; timeline; budget; references.

1

January-March 1990

 

 

2

16

Presenting the Self
Splinters performance/lecture at Canberra Institute of the Arts, Artforum project. Includes program; letters to Splinters from the Institute. 

1

June-October 1992

 

 

2

16

Project X
Short film project. File includes grant application and acquittal; letter of support.

1

October 1990

 

 

2

16

Punch
Canberra Independent Artists at Currong Theatre. Includes reviews; marked copy of script.

1

July 2001

 

 

2

16

Puppet Machine
Puppet show for public places and events in Canberra (basis for “Snuff Puppets”). Includes list of venues; outline; sketches; budget; puppet core-group CVs.

1

December 1990-June 1991

 

 

2

16

Rameses-Fictations
Splinters at John Edmund Theatre, Adelaide. Includes hiring agreement (for use of theatre); certificate of performance dates and ticket statements.

1

February 1988

 

 

2

16

The Red Chihuahua
Matthew Aberline, New Erektions; Ralph Wilson theatre, Gorman House. File contains reviews.

1

24-26 September, year?

 

 

2

16

The Revenger’s Tragedy
Canberra Independent Artists at ANU Arts Centre. File includes program and flyer; marked copy of script; heavily marked notebook; contact list; photographic proof-sheets.

1

1993

 

2

16

Ribbons of Steel
Closing of Newcastle BHP.

1

 

EMPTY FOLDER

2

16

Ritual of Time and Place
Splinters at the Performance Space. File consists of letter to AAP Media Marketing, requesting transmission of news services during a performance on 8 July, 1992.

1

Letter dated 7 July1992

 

2

16

Roading Home To Aunty
Splinters at the Canberra Contemporary Arts Space. Includes project outline; schedule; budget.

1

 May-July 1991

 

2

16

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Black Inc at Theatre 3, Ellery Cres., Acton. File includes program; flyer; contact list; script.

1

 Undated

 

2

16

A Sandcastle Culture
Jigsaw Theatre Educational Training Program. File contains 23-page Teacher’s Notes.

1

 Undated

 

2

16

Scent of the Wind
Self-contained part of a larger performance (“Michael plus four others”)

1

 Undated

Context and circumstances unclear.

2

16

Second Scream
PURE Theatre (David Branson/Graham Henderson) at Street Theatre. Files include funding applications; scripts; production schedules; photos; poster; programs; reviews.

3

1994

 

2

17

Second Stage
“An evening of cultural diversity with new music, poetry and art; successor to the Terrace Sessions. Files include poster (lists various performers); photos; fliers (for 27 January, 1996); performance schedule; review (Canberra Times).  

2

From 29 December 1995

 

2

17

Seen To Be Gone
Splinters at the Performance Space. Includes fliers; running order; production notes; loose performance excerpts.

1

19-23 August 1992

 

2

17

Servants
Floriade performance. File includes notes on running order.

1

Undated

 

2

17

Short Stabs
“A Season of Short Plays by Contemporary Australian Playwrights”. A co-production of CIA and Arts ACT, presented in three different programs. Venues include Tuggeranong Arts Centre and the Street Theatre (for December performances) and Gorman House (for December). Includes lists and descriptions of plays in each program; fliers; reviews; CIA program launch running order (for 19/05/98).

1

December 1997-May 1998 

 

2

17

Smug Club
Splinters at Street Theatre. File includes hand-drawn poster; list of performers; letter to DB from Street Theatre.

1

 Undated

 

2

17

Snuff Puppets
Splinters at Bogong Theatre, Gorman House; funding through Impact and CAPO. File includes theory papers on puppetry; photos of Snuff Puppets; fliers; stage notes; review; letter to DB from Jill and Liam Keneally (article attached).  

1

 Undated

 

2

17

Spinifex City
File consists solely of production outline.

1

 Undated

No indication of company or dates.

2

17

Spiral City
A Second Stage production, in three parts. File includes heavily-marked scripts for each part, with dates and performers.   

1

 June-August 1995

Within the marked scripts, a special focus on sound effects.

2

17

Spitting Chips
Jigsaw Theatre at Currong Theatre, Gorman House. File includes reviews; director’s notes on character-discussion; Actor’s Equity contract; poster for Jigsaw.

1

May-June 1994

 

2

17

Stray Toasters
Splinters/Canberra Repertory Theatre at Theatre 3. Files include production outline; funding application; heavily-marked copies of script.

4

Production run 24-28 June 1992 

 

2

17

A Streetcar Named Desire
Includes rehearsal/production schedule; letter to DB (from “Geoffrey”); quote from Tennessee Williams (1973).

1

 Undated

No indication of company or dates.

2

17

Stuffed, Carved and Plastered
St. Martin’s Youth Arts Centre at St. Martin’s Theatre, South Yarra. File consists solely of reviews.

1

 Dec. 1986

 

2

17

Summernats performance, “Machine War”
Splinters at Summernats (ACT)/Festival of Sydney. Includes production proposals; funding applications; production/rehearsal schedule; notes on explosive (and other) effects during performance.

1

December 1993-January 1994

 

2

17

Temple State
Voyager Productions/Beyond the Drain Dance Party. “Temple State” – an outdoor fire-sculpture produced by Splinters in the courtyard of EPI Centre – location?? - dance party. File consists of a one-page synopsis (by Clint Hurrell of Splinters) of all events to be staged as part of the larger event.

1

 Undated

 

2

17

Theatre of Spectacle
Splinters at Old Canberra Brickworks, Yarralumla. Includes invitations and Splinters promotional flyers.

1

22 May 1995

 

2

18

Theatrical Fiasco
Splinters at 279-281 Smith St. Collingwood Includes media release; photocopy of handbill; reviews.

1

 18-28 April 1990

Venue name?

2

18

Thirst Is A Place...Water To Burn
Splinters at National Exhibition Centre (NATEX). Includes outline/synopsis; performance reports; funding applications; promotional materials; reviews.

1

1993 

 

2

18

This Fantastic Lake
Splinters on ‘the Lake’. Includes designs for stage and sets.

1

 Undated

Lake Burley Griffin? Ginninderra?

2

18

This Side of Heaven
Tuggeranong Community Arts Centre; DB and Patrick Troy of Splinters involved. File includes rehearsal schedule and script.

1

1996

 

2

18

Thousand Mile Stare
The Choreographic Centre at Gorman House Arts Centre. Includes program; contract with D. Branson; script excerpts and notes; reviews.

1

12-14 June (1997/8?)

 

2

18

Threepenny Opera
CIA and Stopera at Street Theatre. Includes poster; script (and partial breakdown); set design; VIP invite list.

1

6-15 August 1998 

 

2

18

Tile Landscape
Application to Impact Youth Grants for design and construction of tile mosaic, Action bus shelter (Marcus Clarke St/Barry Drive, Civic). File consists of application form and supporting reference letter from ACT Skateboard Association.

1

February 1991

 

2

18

‘Tis A Pity She’s A Whore
Desperate Acts and Defunked Productions at Gorman House Arts Centre. Includes application for CAPO grant; budget; CV, Annette Salkeld; nude sketches.

1

July-August 1992

 

2

18

Trouble in the Works
Cafe Artists’ Collective, Harold Pinter festival at Dickson College. Includes programs; Collective manifesto (“Dapa Hawa”)

1

 Undated

 

2

18

Utopia/Dystopia
Splinters’ 10th Anniversary celebrations at Springbank Island. Includes Muse magazine interview with David Branson; publicity materials; budgets (“finance and personnel”); set designs; artists’ contracts; reviews; postcards. 

7

15-25 November1995 

 

2

18

The Vengeance
Performing Arts Centre, Wesley college, Glen Waverley. Consists of cast list and rehearsal schedule.

1

 July-September Year?

 

2

19

Village of Captive Souls
Splinters, South-west regional NSW Tour, 1996. Tour includes Wagga, Cootamundra, Hay, Deniliquin, and Wodonga.  Files include production outline; company manifesto and members-list for tour; invitations; reviews; VOCS stickers;  photocopies of “$50 Reward” fliers for stolen Splinters banner

3

 27 June-4 September 1996

Grant correspondence is with Gavin Findlay of Splinters.

2

19

Violine
The Company at Currong Contemporary Arts Theatre. Includes marked script, director’s notes, production flier and correspondence between David Branson and playwright Joe Woodward. 

1

April-May 1996

 

2

19

Viva Verdi
Stopera at the Street Theatre. Includes rehearsal schedule; marked script (translated, Italian into English; audiovisual cues).

1

November 2001

 

2

19

Waiting for Godot
Waiting Women present at Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman House Arts Centre. File consists of single newspaper advertisement.

1

 October-November year?

 

2

19

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
The Company at the Rehearsal Room, Canberra Theatre Centre. Includes production outline; preliminary budget; program; review.

1

January-February 1992

 

2

19

Whirled On A Fatal Floor
Splinters at the Old Canberra Brickworks. Includes budget; press release; contracts; marked copy of script; notes; DB’s open-letter to Yarralumla residents; handbills; reviews.

1

 8-11 March 1989

 

2

19

The Wilderness Room (First Fleet Project)
Gilgul Productions. Unspecified location (reference to “gallery venue”). File consists solely of Artistic Report by director Barry Kosky.

1

 Undated

 

2

19

Wildest Dreams (play reading)
The Company at the Currong Contemporary Arts Theatre. File incl. DB’s marked copy of script; reviews; notes to DB.

1

June 29 1997

 

2

19

Winter of the Rutting Moon
Splinters at the Performance Space, Redfern. File incl. press-release; handbills; contact list; “possible advert” list; fax correspondence; box office record. 

1

July 1991 

 

2

19

Women Beware Women
Splinters at Old Adelaide Gaol. Includes press release; review; program; material on history of show.

1

 22nd Feb-7 March - year??

Also: 2nd production, ANU English Dept. Campus Amateur Dramatic Society: Sept-Oct – year??

2

19

Youth Party Day
Splinters on Springbank Island, as part of Weston Creek Community Service. Includes administrative correspondence and schedule outline.

1

19 November 1995 

 

2

41

A CHEERY SOUL
(Company? Location?) Folder contains photocopied script, pasted in scrapbook; on facing pages, pencil sketches of stage designs.

1

 

2

41

OFFENDING THE AUDIENCE
Green folder, contains photocopy of OTA script; also various letters, fliers and dramaturgical notes. Must still be properly sifted through.

1

 

2

41

ARIODANTE
Folder contains heavily marked copy of score.

1

Company? Location?

2

41

1 red folder: personal correspondence and journals. Folder contains 7 pages of handwritten notes, incl. history of staging “Midsummer Nights”; notes on John Hall, Cliff Hadley, Peter Ferago; sketch of stage-design; lighting designs (for “BAAL”?).

1

 

2

41

1 large black cardboard folder, containing heavily marked copy of several scripts: “The Desert”; “Heimann” (actual title “Terrible Knowledge”?)/”Snowstorm”/”Ulrike Meinhof Sings”/”Thirst Is A Place”. Also, excerpts from unnamed script; characters incl. Ursa Minor and the Water Woman.

 1

 

 

3

20-24, 49, 66-67

SPLINTERS COMPANY ADMINISTRATION

 

 

 

3

20

1991 Community Housing Application
Application Form (Anthony S. Vaskess, Splinters Director/Secretary); Community Organisation Rental Housing Assistance Program – Sept. 1990; ACT Housing and Community Services Bureau – Letter of Support for “Splinters” (Rachel Lalor, IMPACT Project Officer, 6/3/91; Addressed To Assistant Manager Community Housing Section, Janine O’Dwyer); Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Letter of Support for Splinters’ Housing Application (Anne Virgo Director CCAP Inc., 7/3/90); ACT Ministry for Health, Education and the Arts, Letter of Support for ACT Arts Bureau Grants (2) To Splinters Upon Incorporation of Company (Meredith Hinchliffe Senior Project Officer, 11 March 1991)

 1

 

 

3

20

1991 Australia Council Creative Development Application
Information Form for Applicants; application for Splinters show, CROWD THEORY; correspondence between Performing Arts Board of Australia Council and Splinters administrator, Andrew Miller.

1

April-June 1991

 

3

20

1991 Financial ‘Budgetry’
Three handwritten pages, detailing Splinters income and expenditure for productions and workshops.

1

1 July 1990-25 February 1991

 

3

20

1992 Audited Financial Statements
Auditor’s report; income and expenditure; statement by the committee of management.

1

Year ended 31 December, 1992

 

3

20

Manifesto and Rationale/Minutes, Management Committee Meeting, 4/5/92
Manifesto Draft 1 – “Spontaneous Combustion”; biographies of Management Committee; briefing for Splinters meeting, 9/11/1991; company mission statements; minutes for meeting, 4/5/1992.

1

1991-1992

 

3

20

1992 Theatrical Actors Award Contract (Actor’s Equity; Media Entertainment Arts Alliance (MEAA); Entertainment Industry Employers’ Association)
Memo from MEAA to ACT Theatre Companies re new minimum rates of pay (as of 1/2/1995); Actors Theatrical Award 1992 (Actors Equity), standard contract of service for single plays and/or productions (multiple copies); other legal documents from MEAA regarding performing theatrical employees’ rights and award-rates.

1

1982-1995

 

3

20

South-East Asia/Audiovisual Project – Application to ACT Arts Bureau (Lushun Tan)
 
Dept. Of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Guidelines for Funding Assistance; ACT Arts Bureau – Individual Grant 1992 Arts Program; Australia Abroad – the Performing Arts in South-East Asia (the David Thompson report); untitled tour itinerary; original newspaper article on Dept. Foreign Affairs: “Australian cultural assault on Asia making an impact”.

1

1987-1992 

 

3

20

Business Plans, 1993-1995
Constitution – Articles of Association; “Explanation of the changes to Splinters constitution 1994”; “A Report on Splinters Inc and Proposed Business Plan” – Michael Mitchener (draft, May 1995; completed document, July 19995)”; “Policy on Membership and Decision-making”, by Gavin Findlay (Company secretary), 28/4/1993.

1

April 1993-July 1995 

 

3

20

1993 Budget/Member Survey/Company Structure/Internal Correspondence
Splinters Incorporated – Income and Expenditure  Statement – Year ended 31 December, 1993; report on 1993 program; member-lists; letter from member Sarah Moss, confirming membership.

1

1993 

 

3

20

1993 Articles of Association
2 copies of 14-page document. Valid as at 23 May, 1993; 21 June, 1993

1

23 May-2 June 1993

 

3

20

1993 NSW Arts and Heritage Project/Student Services Australia
Letter (20/7/1993) to Patrick Troy from Student Services Australia regarding SSA/National Union of Students’ Arts and Heritage project; handwritten receipt for “fabrication of breast-plates” ($500; 13/7/1993) and “hire of DAT recorder and tape” ($200; 15/7/1993).

1

 July 1993

 

3

20

1993 Jobskills Placement Program (CES)
Jobskills information for employees (participant, Lushun Tan); “Jobskills Employers Handbook – Clerical Assistants, Community Organisations (15/2/93 to13/8/93)”; correspondence between Splinters and Jobskills administrators; yellow envelope containing multiple copies of Department of Social Security Separation Certificate/Information for Employers; correspondence and registration forms for employment of Anthony Vaskess and Lushun Tan under Jobskills program.

1

 February 1993-October 1994

 

3

20

1994 Master class and Visiting Teachers Grant (Janine Peacock)
Correspondence between Janine Peacock, Splinters and the Performing arts Board of the Australia Council, regarding operation of workshops and classes; application and approval of grant for same.

April-October 1994

 

3

20

1994 Grant Application – Administrative Improvement Consultancy (Alan Mathiesson)
Correspondence between Australia Council and Splinters (Gavin Findlay) regarding rejection of application for Improvement of management grant.

1

November 1993-April 1994

 

3

20

1994 Documentation of Grants – Applications, Submissions and Acquittals
Correspondence between Australia Council and Splinters (Gavin Findlay) regarding application, approval and request for acquittal of grant ($2000) for collation of Splinters material 1985-present.

1

 April 1994-January 1995

Where is this collated material currently stored?

3

20

1994 Financial Statements
Profit and loss statement (January-September 1994) for Splinters Inc; list of assets and liabilities, November 1994; agenda for Annual General Meeting, Sunday 23rd May 1993; Splinters Inc. annual trial balance, 1/1-31/12/1994.

1

May 1993-December 1994

 

3

20

1994 Program and Budget (Revised)
Splinters application to the Australia Council for Creative Development; Members newsletter (22/3/1994); 1994 Revised program and Budget (dealing with specific shows); Splinters Inc. Articles of Association (1993 version).

1993-1994

 

3

20

1994 “Oracle” Proposals/Apr.-May 1994 Members’ Newsletters
Members newsletter, 22/3/1994; detailed project description – The Oracle; “The Oracle Revealed – OR, Can Gavin Really Write?” ; photo/text collage notices for Splinters BBQ meeting, 17/10/1993; members newsletter, 25/4/1994.

1

October 1993-April 1994

 

3

20

1994 Finland Tour/Profit and Loss Statements (Jan-Sept. ’94)
Correspondence between Splinters (Gavin Findlay/Katherine Pepper), Management Communications (David Hawkins) and the Performing Arts Board of the Australia Council, regarding “Request for Assistance – International Touring”.

1

March-June 1994

 

3

20

19 Oct 1994 Agenda Items for Board Meeting
Proposed criteria for Splinters Production Company membership; application (and rejection0 for involvement by Splinters in the 1994 Adelaide Festival; minutes of the Splinters Interim Board Meeting, 20/2/1995; letter (12/2/1993) from University of NSW to Patrick Troy of Splinters, regarding involvement in the “Live Actions” series of performances, 26 May 1993; letter (3/5/1993) from Patrick Troy to JGL Investments Melbourne, regarding Splinters use of disused Olympic Bowling club premises in the ACT (for production in September 1993 – which show?)

1

February 1993-February 1995

Could the minutes for 20/2/1995 be better positioned in another file?

3

20

1994 Assets Register
Single typed-sheet heavily marked in ink, detailing costs for lights/vehicles/tools/miscellaneous equipment/office/sound gear.

1

June 1994-January 1995

 

3

20

1994 Minutes
Minutes of meetings on 21/9/1994; 28/10/1994; 21/11/1994; 20/1/1995. Financial balance sheet, (11 and 31) October 1994. Handwritten material on drafting company policy. Meeting notes, 29 April 1994.

April 1994-January 1995

 

3

20

1994/’95 Act Cultural Development Grant Applications
ACT Arts and Special Events – Cultural Development Grant Program One-off Activities (Over $10,000); application for outdoor spectacle, The Magic Pudding (applicants Gavin Findlay and Penny Sands). Splinters Inc - audited financial statements for year ended 31 December 1993.

1

1993-1994

 

3

21

1994/1995 Interim Board Minutes
Minutes of Interim Board Meetings for 28/10/94; 16/1/1995; 20/2/ 1995; 20/4/1995; 29/5/1995. Peter Haynes’ letter of resignation from Splinters board – 5 April 1995. Income and expenditures, 1995. AGM administration report – year? (Hint: year of Gavin’s departure - 1994?) “Without Prejudice – Letter to the Interim Board of Splinters Incorporated” – letter from Gavin Findlay to Peter Haynes regarding resolution of duties as administrator. 

1

October 1994- May 1995 

 

3

21

1995 Annual Program Application
Splinters Incorporated – Chairperson’s Letter” – Current objectives; Proposed program for 1995; performance and attendance records; member list and bios; expenditure (1993-1995); outline of projected book on history of Splinters.

1

 1993-1995

 

3

21

1995 10th Anniversary Report and Press Release
 
Concise Biography – Splinters Theatre Company, 1985-1995”; “A Report on Splinters Inc and Outline for Proposed Business Plan” – Michael Mitchener (July 1995; 3 copies) and accompanying letter; Press release on the occasion of the proposed business plan; accompanying letter to Gary Humphries MLA (“sent August 14, 1995”; 2 copies).   

1

July-August 1995

 

3

21

1995 Dispute
Letter from Sandra Oldfield, General Manager Splinters, to Telstra, regarding departure of D. Branson and “request his name is deleted and his authority to act for the company is to be cancelled”. Correspondence dealing with the settlement of financial dispute between Gavin Findlay and Splinters.

1

March-August 1995

 

3

21

1995 Press
Press coverage (Canberra Times/Muse/Real Time) on the occasion of Splinters’ 10th Anniversary celebrations. Includes lengthy interview with David Branson (source unlisted).

1

May-November 1995 

 

21

Utopia Publicity
Reviews (Chronicle/Canberra Times) for Utopia/Dystopia.

1

November-December 1995

 

3

21

1995 Management Contract
Draft contract between Gavin Findlay and Splinters Inc. Period of employment, 7/2/1994 until 6/2/1995. “My Contract/Grant Applications In At present” – Gavin Findlay.

1

February 1994-February 1995

 

3

21

1995 Michelle Morgan Workshop Contracts
Contract between Michelle Morgan and Splinters (multiple copies); employment period, 20-21/5/1995. Accompanying letter from Phillip Crotty of Splinters to Michelle Morgan.

28 April-21 May1995

 

3

21

March 1995 Performance Agreement – Splinters and Canberra Theatre Trust
 
Single bound document outlining terms of agreement.

1

March 1995

 

3

21

1995 Contract, Act Cultural Development Grant
ACT Cultural Development Funding program – invitation to Splinters to enter into a multi-year funded performance agreement; affirmative response from Patrick Troy, Artistic Director of Splinters. Letter from Dept. Of Environment and Planning to Penny Sands of Splinters, informing of $40,000 grant “towards operating costs associated with the organisation’s 1995 annual program”. Letter from Ravanello and Co chartered Accountants, consenting to audit receipt and acquittal of grants: $80, 000 from Australia Council, $40, 000 from ACT Cultural Council.

1

November 1994-July 1996

 

3

21

1995 Financial Accounts/AGM Minutes/Management Committee Reports
Notes to and forming part of the accounts – 31 December, 1995”; “Splinters Incorporated balance sheet at 31 December 1995”. D. Branson and P. Troy signed receipt of funds for transportation costs (June 1995).

1

1994-1995

 

3

21

March-May/’95 Advance Bank Acct. Details
Term Deposit Renewal Advice for Splinters account– various dates.  Countermanded cheque for $100 from Jigsaw theatre (Advance Bank; 15/10/1996).

October 1994-June 1995; October 1996 

 

3

21

1995 Advertising Admin
Fax to Patrick Troy from Templine temp specialists, outlining terms of business, accreditation, fees.

1

October 1995

 

3

21

October 1994-August 1995 Fundraising Correspondence, Splinters/Australia Council
Correspondence between Splinters and Australia Council regarding funding for productions Utopia/Dystopia, Long Time earth View Gone, Mysteries and Faust.

1

October 1994-February 1996

 

3

21

1995 Applications for Funding
White envelope containing photocopies of 1995 Australia Council Application for Financial Assistance for an Annual Program. Expenditure tables filled out in pencil.

 

 1995

 

3

21

1996 “Financial Matters”
1993 ACT Arts & Special Events Grants Program – request for acquittal (5/9/1996) and acquittal of grant ($500 “to enable P. Crotty to work with Chris Barnett for a week in August 1993”). Agenda (for meeting?) – 23/12/96. Invoice (12/8/1996) for Splinters advertising in dance festival program.

1

 August-December 1996

 

3

21

1996 Performing Arts Board Applications
Letter to Philip Rolfe of Performing Arts Unit, Australia Council from G. Findlay (Splinters), regarding annual funding for Splinters; includes expenditure schedule spread-sheet. Further related correspondence between Oz Council and Splinters regarding funding. Notes towards and report on financial restructuring of company.

1

July 1994-December 1995

 

3

21

1996 Australia Council Grant
Correspondence between Splinters/Australia Council, regarding Program Grant for 1996. Includes Splinters Inc. Chairperson’s letter; “Critics Rave About Splinters – An Immodest Selection of Reviews”; summary schedule/summary of annual trends; performance schedule (April 1995-December 1996), hand-marked with budget figures; grant proposals and requests for further information. Also contains letter to P. Troy from Canberra Theatre Trust - invitation to presentation of preliminary sketch plans by architects for new Canberra Playhouse (to be held 25/5/1995).

1

1995

 

3

21

Splinters Australia Council Grant 1996
Letter (and policy information) from Australia Council – approval of $54000 grant for production of “Mysteries”.  Unfilled acquittal report.

1

9 October,1995

 

3

21

Sept. 1996 Acquittal of 1994 Grant
Request for acquittal of grant, 1994 ACT Cultural Development Grant Program. Splinters Inc. Acquittal of Grant Annual Program 1994; includes full report on all 1994 company activities, auditor’s report, reviews.

1

1994-1996

 

3

21

1996 Healthpact Applications
Healthpact – Sport, Recreation and Cultural Sponsorships – Guidelines for applicants. Organisation/budget/project outline for “Faust”. Letter (addressee?) detailing, along with application for support: inclusion of “Faust” in National Festival of Australian Theatre program; sponsored production of 1000 CD-ROMs (score/historical overview/production souvenir); ABC Review program on production of “Faust”.  

1

May 1996

Information on ABC documentary may be relevant for Gavin’s 2013 documentary.

3

21

1997 Program Proposal: Full synopses and partial budget for 1997 program. Shows include: “Ghost Flotilla”; “Diary of a Dwarf”; “Magic Pudding”; “Orpheus”; “AUTOGEDDON”; :Love Poems from a Border Town”. List of sponsors and projected strategic partnerships.

1

1996-1998

 

3

21

1997 Budgeting
(Partly-itemised) invoices from: Red Eye Records; Gorman House; Department of Business, the Arts, Sport and Tourism; Australian National University; Nova Productions. “TOP SECRET AND HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL PRODUCTION BUDGET - THEATRE COMPANY” (Splinters?). Letter (3/9/1997) from Australian Broadcasting Authority regarding application for broadcasting service.

 1

 June 1994-January 1997.

 

3

21

School Work Experience Program Involvement (Caroline Chisholm High; St. Francis Xavier High)
Letters of introduction/insurance covers/work experience student records for Francis Xavier students Claire Devlin and Jane Burgess. Letter of introduction from Claire Devlin (and thank-you card, post-placement). Official documentation for Caroline Chisholm student Dale Bremner and Campbell High student Kate McMullan. Certificates of involvement in JOBSKILLS Program for Lushun Tan and David Branson

1

July 1993-September 1995

 

3

21

ACT Legislative Assembly Report on Splinters (Minister for Heritage and the Arts, Mr Gary Humphries MLA)
“Report on Splinters Inc and Outline for Proposed Business Plan” – Michael Mitchener, July 1995. Accompanying letter to Mr Gary Humphries, (MLA Minister for Heritage and the Arts – ACT Legislative Assembly). Letter to Blacktown CES, certifying employment of Tina Barry by Splinters, June-July 1994. “Dreams for a Better World” – Dragon Boat Festival program. 1990 company report. Splinters members’ newsletter, 25 April 1994.  Program for exhibition, “Crime is a Luxury”, by Clint Hurrell. Contract and termination notice for Clint Hurrell of Splinters. “Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Interim Board” – meeting held 28 October, 1994. Gavin’s Manifesto”; document regarding dispute over (and future of) Gavin’s employment within Splinters. Proposal letter to Gavin from Patrick Troy and Stuart Vaskess. Company reports: “The Oracle Revealed – OR, Can Gavin Really Write?”; “What Went Wrong? The inside story of the tour disaster”. Letter from Peter Haynes of the Interim Board, in response to report “What Went Wrong?” Application to the Australia Council for Creative Development Grant for “crowd research” (May-June 1991). Also includes Splinters Inc. Articles of Association (as at 23 May, 1993: there seem to be copies of this strewn throughout collection – where is most relevant place for it?

1

 May 1993-July 1995

 

3

21

References
Reference (to Helen Musa) for Fiona McVillay and cast/crew of production, “Living With Flowers – A Studio Investigation of Silence”, from David Branson. Reference for Jenny Roberts (from Patrick Troy).  For theatre group “Invisible Circle”, from D. Branson. For Mikel Simic and Geoffrey Hinchcliffe of P-Harness, towards application for residency at Gorman House. For D. Branson, by James Cotter. For D. Branson, by Bruce Keller. Reference (to the Literature Board of the Australia Council) for ‘Catherine’ (Hassall? Pepper?) by Stuart Vaskess of Splinters, including statement of intent to produce a theatrical adaptation of her work “The Spiral City” (at the time of the letter, under consideration for financial development as a novel).

1

 Mostly 1994-1995, though some undated.

 

3

21

Superannuation
Advance Bank statements for “Splinters Incorporated Utopia”; Advance Super Plus, Contribution Remittance Advice for Lushun Tan, Stephen P Howard and Patrick Troy; Employer’s Annual Accounting Summary. Large white envelope (addressed G. Findlay) from Jacques Martin Consultants, containing application forms for JEST account.

1

June 1993-July 1995

 

3

21

Splinters Superannuation
Contains two professional folders: “JUST Super – Industry Superannuation for people who entertain and inform in Australia”; “STA –Superannuation Trust of Australia” (both folders unmarked). Details of: 1 GIO super contribution for Gerard Murphy; 1 STA contribution for Janine Peacock; 1 JUST contribution for Rebecca Rutter/Kaoru Alfonso/Victoria Spence/Judith Marie McHenry/David Branson.

1

No dates.

 

3

21

DSS Employment Separation Certificates/ATO Quotation Of Exemption Declarations
Multiple blanks of DSS and ATO forms; multiple “Quotation of Exemption” forms, signed by Gavin Findlay though no “description of goods” or “date of transaction” listed.

 1

 No dates

 

3

22

ATO Employment Declarations (Info. for Employers)
Blank forms. Employment declarations; application for exemption; dependent spouse rebate declaration; group employer’s payment book.

1

1992-1994 forms

 

3

22

Correspondence
Regarding funding for professional development and involvement in productions/festivals. Splinters correspondence by G. Findlay, D. Branson, P. Troy, Katherine Pepper. Correspondents including (but not limited to): Sydney Festival (November 1993); Canberra Festival (November 1990; March 1992; December 1994); Orange Civic Theatre; Australian Cultural Development Office; Student Services Australia; Sydney Opera House Trust; Department of Environment and Planning; Brisbane City Council; Interview Magazine; Floriade (August 1991); Australian National Playwright’s Centre; Australian National Gallery; ACT Drama Association; Arts Council ACT; Canberra Theatre Company; Open City (Australia Council); Performance Media; Business Arts Connection; Nolan Gallery; Sunday in the Park; Performing Lines; PRISM Art Galleries and School of Fine Arts; ARX 87; BHP. 

1

January 1987-November 1996

 

3

22

Attendance Records
Handwritten sheets of audience attendance and ticket-sales (headed, “Cricket Scores”) – what production?

1

23rd August-4th September 1993

 

3

22

“Splintered Graphics”
Pencilled drawings, both original and photocopied. Purpose unclear, though some marked for “Gumboot Full of Blood” (Splinters production, 1988)

1

Various dates

 

3

22

Business-Arts Connection (BAC) – “Discussions Re. Developing A Marketing Plan” (Peter Haynes, Splinters; Michael Mitchener, BAC)
Official BAC Document – “Assisting Arts in the 90s”. CV of Michael Mitchener.  Correspondence between Mitchener and Branson, Haynes, Troy of Splinters (regarding “Proposal to develop a business plan”).

 1

February-December 1995

 

3

22

“PR Stuff”/”Crowd Theory” (Audience Survey)
Survey forms, filled in by audience members – age/response to show/awareness of Splinters. 3-page handwritten letter addressing questions on form (author unsigned – audience member?)

July 1991 

 

3

22

“Bills To Be Paid”
Utilities; construction services; notice of impending legal action (Apple City Collection Agency; October 1993); printing job. Several overdue notices (may give insight to Splinters changing financial straits.)

 1

June 1993-May 1995

 

3

22

Bills
Telstra, Optus; Splinters, Gorman House.

1

March 1993-September 1994

 

3

22

Splinters Company Receipts
“Urgent Action” notices on rent-bills from Gorman House (February 1993). Envelope marked “Splinters Show 93”; one marked “Brian – Summernats Project (receipts enclosed)”. Rentals of audiovisual and lighting equipment.

 

December 1992-September 1993

 

3

22

NRMA and vehicle insurance/van log and papers
Notice of sale (and certificate of registration) for one Toyota Hi-Ace – sold without warranty, $7600, 21/6/1994.  Letter to Gavin Findlay from AIBA Group insurance, on matter of outstanding payment for motor vehicle insurance policy. ACT Magistrate’s Court – order for restoration of license; Patrick Troy, class CA driving license. ACT Motor Traffic Act, temporary license for green truck (make – International). Letter from RTA regarding trailer registration. Vic Roads” certificate of registration. Unregistered vehicle permit, Patrick Troy.

 1

May 1990-November 1994

 

3

22

Volunteer Insurance
Correspondence between G. Findlay and volunteer Jodie Payne, regarding insurance for ankle-injury. Personal Accident Protection for 30 volunteers (category 3). Photocopy of cheque ($1518) for Personal Accident insurance, American Home Assurance company.

 1

December 1992-August 1995

 

3

22

Insurance
Correspondence and information/application forms for liability insurance and workers’ compensation. Companies include Active Work Safety, MMI, WBW Innovative Insurance, Combrook, Alexander and Alexander.

1

June 1992-September 1997

 

3

23

Legal Forms - Liability Insurance/Subpoenas/Workers’ Compensation
WBW (World Marine general insurance for generator, forklift, lighting); AIBA Group (schedule of insurance for burglary/accidental damage/goods in transit); MMI (Compensation Insurance/Employer’s Indemnity).

1

August 1994-November 1995

 

3

23

Fireworks Licensing Documents (Patrick Troy, licensee)
Certificate to confirm Patrick Troy’s attendance of Introductory Training Course in the safe use of Le Maitre pyrotechnics and pyroflash systems. Correspondence with Canberra Festival (1996) regarding launching of fireworks from roof of Canberra Playhouse (as part of Farewell to Playhouse event, 17 March 1996). Application for special permit to purchase and use public display fireworks; public display fireworks permit; pyrotechnics log (printed on old-fashioned roll of printer-paper). Information on Light Moves Technologies, Pyrotechnics Course (has its own folder within).

2

 July 1994-February 1996

 

3

23

David Branson 1995 Jobskills Program Involvement
ACT Jobskills Project 1994/1995 – Employer’s Handbook for David Branson. Employment contract; ATO Employment Declaration; Department of Social Security Separation Certificate; jobskills acquittal form.

1

February 1995-January 1996

 

3

23

Tina Barry, Employee Info
Actor’s Equity contract for employment on production, “Village of captive Souls”; ATO Employment Declaration form.

1

May-August 1994

 

3

23

Ross Cameron, Employee Info
Handwritten proposal by Ross Cameron regarding (post-employment) repayments to Splinters.

1

12 March 1995

 

3

23

Janet Casey
Employment contract for design and construction of 11 silver lycra jumpsuits; correspondence between DSS/Splinters regarding employment of Janet Casey; 1994 group certificate.

1

June-November 1995

 

3

23

Phillip Crotty 1995 Jobskills Program Involvement
Documentation of P. Crotty’s jobskills involvement: daily achievement records; ATO Employment Declaration form; template of wages (from Metropolitan Business College). Proposal for the ANU Jubilee Celebration in 1996.

1

February-August 1995

 

3

23

Jacqui Everitt 1995
Department of Social Security Employment Verification report.

 6 December 1995

 

3

23

Gavin Findlay, Task Lists
Handwritten lists of tasks to be undertaken by Gavin Findlay

1

 

3

23

Splinters Admin – Gavin Findlay
Gavin’s letter of application for Policy Coordinator/Projects Officer; employment contract; additional (handwritten) notes on employment proposal; letter of introduction to Gorman House tenants; Gavin’s resume (-1992); correspondence with Management (and Interim) Committee(s), regarding financial dispute.

1

May 1991-July 1996

 

3

23

Catherine Hassall, Contract W. Splinters
“CONTRACT FOR CATHERINE HASSALL” for the ‘organisation of the Splinters School of Performance program’.

1

27 February – 27 December 1995 

 

3

23

Peter Haynes
Letter of resignation.

1

5 April 1995

 

3

23

Stephen Howard, CES History
Individual Agreement. ATO Employment Declaration form. 1993 Group Certificate.

1

 March-June 1993

 

3

23

Clint Hurrell
Contract; letter of resignation; CES/ATO correspondence with Patrick Troy (Artistic Director, Splinters), regarding termination of employment, Clint Hurrell. Also contains duplicates of program to Hurrell exhibition, “Crime Is A Luxury.

1

 February-April 1994

 

3

23

Judith (Jai) McHenry
MMI worker’s compensation report of Injury; medical certificate.

1

November-December 1995

 

3

23

Andy Miller
Handwritten letter to A. Miller from Tony Ward (Dance Photographer), re forwarding of performance photographs.

1

 

 

3

23

Gerard Murphy
Contract (design/construction of set-pieces for “Utopia/Distopia”); ATO Employment Declaration form.

1

September-December 1995

 

3

23

Catherine Pepper
Letter to C. Pepper from Contemporary Australian Performance design, re inclusion of Splinters production photographs (“Utopia/Distopia”; “Whirled on a Fatal Floor”; “Flowers of Gold”) in book; book proposal attached.

 1

28 December 1995

 

3

23

Rebecca Rutter, CES History
Contract with Splinters; Jobskills organisational and financial details; ATO Employment Declaration. 

1

October 1995-March1 996

 

3

23

Penny Sands
CV; handwritten letter to P. Troy; photocopied memo to Messrs. Branson, Troy, Vaskess; Arts Law Centre of Australia – Mediation Service information sheet; letter to Seance Parking, Adelaide; letter to P. Sands from Department of Business, the Arts, Sport and Tourism.

1

November 1991-April 1996

 

3

23

Elizabeth Tierney
Letter of Agreement (Elizabeth Tierney and Splinters Theatre).

1

10 October 1996

 

3

23

Patrick Troy, CES History
Social security and tax correspondence; Lee Leslie Theatrical Agents CV and Skills sheet. (Second folder :) Letter from Smart Arts; postcard from D. Branson; memo from P. Troy; reference by P. Troy for Dawn Gardiner; portfolio of publicity shots; paid bill for Budget; job application; reference for P. Troy from Peter Haynes, Director/Curator of Nolan Gallery ACT; handwritten letter from P. Troy to Sandra (?)

2

January 1993-April 1996

September 1990-November 1995

 

 

3

23

Tom Van Sebille
Letter of resignation from office of Public Officer, Splinters.

1

15 February 1996

 

3

23

Stuart Vaskess
Correspondence between S. Vaskess and arts bodies (e.g., Arts and Crafts Guide of NSW and ACT, International Theatre Institute); Australian Bureau of Statistics Survey of Music and Performing Arts 1991; Jobstart payment receipts from Department of Employment; Artist’s Statement.

1

July 1987-June 1996

 

3

23

Resumes for Actors’ School
Lushun Tan; Sarah Moss; Stuart Vaskess; Patrick Troy; Jim Adamik; Kaoru Alfonso; Denise Anning; Tina Barry; Pauline Cady; Janet Casey; Stephen Champion; Lyndall Cureton; Vanessa Cusiter; Sarah Ellen Glezer; Catherine Hassall; John Hunt; Heidi Jackson; Imogen Keen; Teresa Kiernan; Emily O’Brien; Sandra Oldfield; Janine Peacock; Robert Rogers; Rebecca Rutter; Leisa Shelton; Larry Sitsky; Graham Henderson.  File also contains: Reviews and program for “Fire and Meat” (La Mama Theatre), 1990.  Splinters 1989/1990 schedule for ACT Community Development Fund; “Splinters Theatre Evolution”, 1985-1991; 1994 Arts Program – Project Grant Professional Development (“towards costs associated with attending workshop with Survival Research Laboratories”);  manifesto for Mixed bag productions (arts collective, consisting of Splinters Theatre/Scaling Down Films/Black  Dog musical combo).

1

 1989-1991

 

3

23

Health Promotion Fund
ACT Health Promotion Fund Grant Application form – “Imposture” (“series of workshops articulating the experience of sufferers of eating disorders”); pamphlet – Guidelines for Applicants; Attachment – project details.

1

 September-October 1994

 

3

24

Activities List (Sept.-Dec.)
Events listed include “Faust” and “Second Stage” (both produced by D. Branson).

1

 

3

24

Proposal for Splinters’ Visual Arts Show
Intervention by Andrew Miller in the discussion between G. Findlay and S. Vaskess on persons involved, participation/correspondence, organisation of shows.

1

No dates to document.

 

3

24

Splinters Reports and Proposals
Certificate of Incorporation of an Association for Splinters (2 copies); Associations Incorporation Regulations 1990; Report on Splinters Inc and Outline for Proposed Business Plan (Michael Mitchener, July 1995); Business Plan for Splinters Inc  (March 1997); Resolution to Amend the Splinters Articles of Association (1 May 1993); fax regarding hire of equipment (DMC Sound and Lighting) for “Utopia” at Springbank Island; agenda for Interim Board/Finance meeting (attached, Splinters Inc Articles of Association, August 1994); agenda for AGM, 22 May 1994;  Audited Financial Statement (Year Ended 31 December 1993; 5 copies); Auditor’s Report (Bronwen Dyer, 19 may 1994; 5 copies); Statement by Committee of Management (Penelope Sands, Chairperson, 22 May 1994; 5 copies); Splinters Inc Annual Program Application/Chairperson’s Letter (1995);  handwritten intentions of involvement with Splinters by Clint Hurrell and Phillip Crotty; Splinters Executive summary/Mission Statement (19 March 1997); correspondence with Department of Communications and the Arts, Register of Cultural organisations (15 July 1996); faxes to Splinters from organisers of 1992 Adelaide Fringe Festival; quote for performance at ANU Arts Centre (10 May 1991); proposed program for 1997.

1

May 1991-March 1997

 

3

24

CVs – Various
Splinters business Plan/Mission Statement; fax regarding Personal Accident insurance for volunteers; “The Critics Rave About Splinters – An immodest selection of reviews, 1985-94”; Biographies of Management Committee; Splinters Inc Annual Program Application/Chairperson’s Letter (1995); “Brief Account of Various Activities” (various versions, mostly 1985-1991); CVs for Lushun Tan, Stuart Vaskess, David Branson, Patrick Troy; Gavin Findlay, Thomas Van Sebille, Ross Cameron, Clint Hurrell, Katherine Pepper, Andrew Miller, Jennifer Robertson, Pauline Cady, Andrew Freer, Lindsay Dunbar, Sarah Glezer, Ivan Smith, Bronwen Gault, Nicos Lathouris, Suzette Skobier

 1

 February 1994-March 1997 (Resumes mostly back-dated to 1985)

 

3

24

Minutes and Certificate of Incorporation
Also includes “Autophilia – The Magazine of Splinter’s Autogeddon”; program for installation by Temple State Inc (Stuart Vaskess and Robert Dawson); “Practis” – pamphlet on history of Splinters; tickets for parking offenses, Wagga Wagga (Local Courthouse, Downing Centre Sydney; 29/6/1994); program for Splinters show “Fuck Jesus Coke”; postcard for 1995 Festival of Contemporary Arts; invitation to Sidetrack Performance Group performance, “Heaven...It’s not for Angels”; 2 invitations to launch of Splinters 1995 program at Old Canberra Brickworks (11am, 22 May 1995); interview with D. Branson (source unlisted); flier for “An Evening of Berkoff  (CIA at the Street Theatre, December 1996); various articles from Canberra Review/Canberra Times, on Splinters 10th Anniversary/“Utopia/Distopia”/”The Oracle”/Canberra Youth Theatre; flier for “Piper At the Gates of Hell”. 

 1

 1991-1997

 

3

24

1995 Message Diary
Heavily-marked appointment book, labelled “Splinters phone and message Diary 1995”

 1

 Marked from January 13-December 28.

 

3

49

Board Papers 1994; David Branson Resumes. (

 1

1994

Apart from this folder, box 49 contains printed books which form part of series 7.

3

49

Grey Folder: (Labelled on spine: “Minutes of Board Meeting 1994”)

1

1994

 

3

49

Reports/minutes from Interim Splinters Board Meeting, 21 November, 1994

1

21/11/1994

 

3

49

Letter from Board to Gavin Findlay- 28/10/1994

1

28/10/1994

 

3

49

Company documents: “The Oracle Revealed OR Can Gavin Really Write?”; “What Went Wrong? The Inside Story of the Tour Disaster”

1

Undated

 

3

49

Members newsletter, 22/3/1994

22/03/1994

 

3

66

Black folder: Unlabelled photographs, includes shots of wooden tower-sculpture, pyrotechnics display, women in kimonos and parasols.

1

Undated

Identify dates by consulting Splinters production list.

3

66

Red folder: Sheet inside folder labelled “Newcastle Festival 1986” – list of touring company and individual roles. Photo-section headed “Splinters 1986 Newcastle Festival”.

1

1986

 

3

66

Blue folder: Label on front – “Thirst – Splinters”. Loose paper inside – “Splinters Theatre Company – THIRST IS A PLACE – 1993, National Exhibition centre, Canberra

1

1993

 

3

66

“Mysteries” Publicity: Unbound photos in manila folder; mostly production shots. Includes proof sheets and media release.

1

Undated

Identify dates by consulting Splinters production list.

3

67

Red folder: “Reviews”. Includes loose collection of reviews of Splinters productions and interviews with company members. Also some press releases.

1

Undated

 

3

67

(Stored in plastic sheaf :) “David Branson – Application for the Royal Court 2001 Residency” (personal/theatrical manifesto); list of Splinters Theatre performances 1985-1989; D. Branson CV, 1985-1990 (multiple copies); Resume (different version – 1978-1985); hand-written list of coloured folders for Splinters productions (can these folders be located?).

1

2001

Should be culled and redistributed throughout collection.

3

67

(In blue ring-binder :) “Splinters – Submission to the Australian Theatre Festival – “Last of the Sun” (Springbank Island)” Contains members list, budget summary, set-diagrams, Splinters resume and references, photos from previous productions.

1

Undated

Identify dates by consulting Splinters production list.

9

 

“Utopia/Distopia” Posters (In plastic sheet): Appear to be poster-sized stickers/stencils!

1

 

Stored above shelves in stack, adjacent to other posters in HMSS0233 collection.

4

25-28

OTHER THEATRE COMPANIES/GOVERNMENTAL ARTS BODIES

 1

 

 

4

25

2XX CD Recording
Handwritten recording session details, including song-list and musicians on each track.

1

1995

 

4

25

ACME Productions
Company memorandum for Gorman House-based absurdist troupe, ACME. Includes order of business/information brief/personnel/”Menu” (performance itinerary).

1

 

 

4

25

ACT Arts Development Program
File incl. “Income, Expenditure, Balance Sheet” for Splinters); “Staff, Products, Audience/Visitors” for Splinters (same time-period); “Deed of Grant”/“Acquittal” forms, 1991 and 1992; Arts ACT Program 2001

 1

1 July1985-30 June1990

 

4

25

ACT Arts Industry Council
“Draft concepts for an ACT arts industry peak body”; including “the flyer that the Arts and Cultural Development Unit deemed ‘too political’ to be included in their mail-out”. Notice for a meeting at the Street theatre Studio.

 1

 Meeting on June 5, year?

 

4

25

ACT Cultural Council
List of ACT Cultural Council Sub-Committees; member-list for third legislative assembly for the ACT (17/3/1995); “enigami”, (“an occasional newsletter from the ACT Cultural Council” – No. 4, Oct. 1993); letter from D. Branson (“Splinters Management Committee”) to ACT Arts and Cultural Heritage; letter to D. Branson from Tim Reeves – Assistant Manager (Programs), Arts and Cultural Development Unit, Dept. of Business, the Arts, Sport and Tourism – requesting financial report/acquittal of 1994 Grant; Acquittal of Grant; assorted correspondence between ACT Cultural Council and Splinters (David Branson/Gavin Findlay/Patrick Troy).

1

 October 1993-March 1995

 

4

25

ACT Cultural Development Funding Program
Deed and Acquittal of Grant to Splinters’ annual operating costs ($41,300; 1996). Correspondence between Dept of Business, the Arts, Sports and Tourism and Splinters (David Branson/Penny Sands/Patrick Troy). 

1

1996 

 

4

25

ACT Ministry for Health, Education and the Arts
Correspondence between Splinters Artistic Director Ross Cameron and Ross Cook, Manager ACT Arts Bureau (25/2/1991). Regarding $2,300 grant (“workshop expenses for an environmental event”). Prospectus for “The Canberra Map” – “A Tourism, Entertainment and Leisure Guide to the Canberra and Queanbeyan region”.

1

1991

 

4

25

ACT Music
Financial Summary ACT Music Inc. (21/07/1994-12/12/1994) ACT Music meeting minutes (21/06/94 and 08/11/94). Flier for “Canberra Performance Poets and ACT Music Present – Performance Poetry, Music, Cabaret...” at Wig and Pen Pub; 8-11pm, first Tuesday of each month, beginning 02/05/1995.

1

June 1994-May 1995

 

4

25

ACT Planning Authority
Letter to David Branson, regarding “development of a community profile for Civic” (i.e. cultural planning strategy), from A/Principal Social Planner, Ricki Dargavel (02/02/1996).

1

2 February 1996

 

4

25

Actors Equity
Marked copy of Actors Theatrical Award

1

 Contract for 1981 (with updated notes for 1990).

 

4

25

Adelaide Festival and Fringe Festival
Program for Netherlands Dance Theatre (performances 22/03-05/04/1986). Letter to D. Branson from Fringe Festival Administrator Shona Harding. Invitation to opening night street party.  David Branson’s 1988 Fringe Festival membership form, along with performance specifications and venue requirement details. Adelaide Festival Program (01-18/03/1990). Festival coverage in newspaper “The Advertiser” (23/03/1992).). Poster for 1995 Australian International Workshop Festival (16-29/04/1995). Inside ‘Adelaide Festival ’82’ envelope: handwritten letter and photos of D. Branson, from Ting Adolphus.

1

 March 1986-April 1995

 

4

25

Amnesty International
Letter “to members of Arts organisations in the ACT” concerning human rights abuses in Myanmar (Burma). Press release - “the Case of Zar Gana” (Burmese satirist and political prisoner).  ”Petition to the Authorities of the Union of Myanmar Concerning Reported Human Rights Abuses in That Country”; signed by Splinters members, including D. Branson.

1

 

 

4

25

Anneke, Uta
Flier for “Uta Anneke Presents DESPERATE ACTS IN FAMILY VOICES” Handwritten page of notes on Uta Anneke: “Production Manager/Technician/Director”.

1

 

 

4

25

Antonio Mete, Production Manager
“Semester One: Elizabethan and Jacobean”. Cast and crew list/production schedule/budget/progress report.

1

 

 

4

25

APAD (Australian Performing Arts Industry)
“1996 Listing Information” application form – Patrick Troy/David Branson, Splinters Theatre Co.

1

1996

 

4

25

Arena Theatre
Posters for shows “Autopsy” and “Schnorky the Wave Puncher”.

1

 

 

4

25

Arrabal, Fernando
Arrabal - plays” – a program of plays by Spanish absurdist Fernando Arrabal, performed at Gorman House, 26-29 June, 1985. Program includes list of plays and performers; article on “Theatre of the Absurd”.

1

26-29 June 1985

 

4

25

Art School Ball (Theatrical Extension, “Butcher’s Knife”)
Itinerary and notes for performers.

1

 

 

4

25

Arts Law Centre of Australia
Newsletter (June 1995 – Issue 9; May 1996 – Issue 13); renewal of subscription; letter from Marie-Louise Symons, legal officer, to David Branson and Patrick Troy, regarding Gavin Findlay. Documents on Arts Law seminars. Seminar Registration forms.

1

 June 1995-May 1996

 

4

25

Arts National
Introducing the New Look Arts National” – program information, 1991.

1

 1991

 

4

25

Artsnet
Members’ survey, addressed to Splinters. Information sheet on Research and Publishing Services and Costs.

1

 

 

4

25

Arts on Tour NSW
Media Release – “NSW MISSES OUT ON FEDERAL ARTS TOURING MONEY”. 7 October, 1993

1

 October1993

 

4

25

Arts Industries Association of the ACT (AIA)
Notice of general Meeting – 21/05/1991. Job Specification and Description for Executive Officer. Newsletter, August 1991. AIA July update.

1

 May-August 1991

 

4

25

Artspace
Fliers for spoken-word/performance poet Kathy Acker and Ellen Zweig; Steven Wigg and David Watt; US Cultural Critic and Theorist Gregory Ulmer.

1

 

 

4

25

Arts and Special Events
Correspondence between Splinters (contacts – Gavin Findlay, Phillip Crotty) and Arts and Special Events, regarding applications for funding. Incl. LIKE HELL and MAGIC PUDDING.

1

 1993-1994

 

4

25

Arts Training ACT
1993 Annual Report

1

 1993

 

4

25

Arts Victoria
Arts Development Program application guidelines. “NEW WORK/NEW IDEAS/BEST SETTINGS”. 15 March 2001 (Round 1) – 3 September 2001 (Round 2). 

1

March-September 2001

 

4

25

Arts Voice ACT
Notice of annual general meeting; letter to members from Michael White, Chair.

1

 

 

4

25

ARX 87(Australian and Region Artists’ Exchange)
Announcement of production, IN ITS INFANCY, at ARX 87. Press release including review-excerpts. Schedule for July-October 1987.ARX newsletter, June 1987.

1

June-October 1987

 

4

25

Australasian Touring Contacts
International Theatre Institute Directory – Australasian Touring Contacts as at 13/03/1993. Also: “A Review of Performing Lines Ltd. in the context of a changing environment for touring the performing arts. A report commissioned by the Performing Arts Board of the Australia Council. By Steven Armstrong.” Guidelines and Recommendations, 1995.

1

 1993-1995

 

4

25

Australia Council Guides
Poster, “Australia Council Programs of Assistance, 1995”. Guide, “Visual Arts/Craft Programs of Assistance 1992”. Handbook for members of the Australia Council, ITS boards and committees” – 13 June 1995. Application form: “Touring Australia – the Presenters’ Guide to Australian Performance”. Artistic Report, to be completed at the conclusion of the project or activity funded. “Application form for project, development and hybrid arts fellowship grants.” Guidelines, “National Youth and the Arts Advocacy Project”. Australian Festival of Youth Arts Committee (Wired) – Agenda Papers”. National guide:”Festivals – Celebrations in Agriculture, Antiques the Arts, Arts and Crafts, the Community”. “Australia Council – Access and Equity Plan 1991”. Council guide, “Arts for a Multicultural Australia”. “Australia Council – Arts for Australians by Australians”. “Arts Facts – the Future Role of the Australia Council’. List of “briefings on new Australia Council grants programs”, 1996. Letter to D. Branson from Ben Strout, Manager Theatre and Dance, regarding acknowledgment of support material for funding application – 15 November, 1997.   

1

1991-1996

 

4

25

Australia Council Report
on the Federal, State and Territory Performing Arts Officers Meeting, 10-11 1995.

 1

 November 1995

 

4

25

Australia Council Application Forms 1993
Performing Arts Board Creative Development – Application for Grant. 1993 Creative Development Projects. 1993 Performance Projects. 1993 International Touring. Membership – Australia Council and Performing Arts Funds. Grant Acquittal Reports.

 1

 1993

 

4

25

Australia Council Artistic Report 1995
Individual development grants program. Arts News – Australia Council Forums (December 1995). Theatre Fund Program Grants. PAB – Drama Committee Assessment Report. “Artefact: A Quarterly by the Arts Council of Australia ACT Division Inc.” (Spring 1990) Australian Festival of Youth Arts Committee Contact List. PAB newsletter, December 1995. Company report – “CIRKIDZ – Circus School and Performing Troupe”. Company leaflet, Sidetrack Performance Group. Letters to David Branson from Australia Council, regarding travel and involvement with committee meeting (January-February, 1996).

 1

 1990-1996

 

4

25

Australia Council Performing Arts Board
Booklet report on “First Australian Performing Arts Market – International Touring Seminar (Canberra – October 18, 1994)”. Letters: Ben Strout - Operations Manager, Performing Arts Unit – regarding report on Federal, State and Territory Performing Arts Officers Meeting, 10-11/08/95; letter to David Branson from Philip Rolfe – Deputy Executive Officer, Performing Arts Unit – regarding up-coming Second Australian Performing Arts Market (13-17/10/1996).  

 1

 October 1994-October 1996

 

4

25

Australian Festival of Youth Arts
D. Branson’s payment receipts from Aus. Council for involvement in Australian Festival of Youth Arts.

 1

 May-June 1994; April 1996

 

4

25

Australian Multi-Media Enterprise
Multimedia Capability Survey – questionnaire “designed to provide a comprehensive base-line measure of Australia’s current multimedia capability”. Covering 1994-1995.

 1

 1994-1995

 

4

25

Australian National Gallery
Brochure, “Lectures – May/June 1986”. Booklet: ANU Clubs and Societies Funding 1991. ANG Catalogue: “International Prints and Illustrated Books: British Season – Joe Tilson and R.B Kitaj – A Change of He(art)” (19/12/1987-13/3/1988).

 1

 June 1986-1991

 

4

26

Australian National Playwrights’ Centre
Brochures for 1995 National Playwrights’ Conference. “Dialogue” – Publication of the ANPC (Issue 20, Sept. 1994).

 1

 September 1994

 

4

26

Australian National University
Proposal Splinters’ participation in the ANU Jubilee Celebration, 1996. Workshop program for Theatre-sports season (20/10-24/11/1996). Flier for “Don’s Party”, Ursula Residents’ Association at ANU Centre Drama Lab (12-14/9/??).

 1

 October 1996-September, year?

 

4

26

Australian Film Commission
Creative Development Branch of the AFC – Guidelines/application for Script Development assistance.

 1

 

 

4

26

Australian Theatre Festival 1991
List of sponsors – 26/10-09/11/91

 1

 October-November 1991

 

4

26

Australian Perspecta 1995
Splinters’ application to Perspecta festival; acknowledgment and rejection by Judy Annear, curator Australian Perspecta 1995.

 1

 1995

 

4

26

Chequebooks/Bank Statements/Phone Bills
ANZ, Martin-Dawes, Optus

 1

 

 

4

26

Belvoir St. Theatre
Subscription season programs, 1989/1991. Programs/flyers: “In the Realm of the Imagination- an Individual View of Theatre by Jim Sharman”; “Gertrude Stein and a Companion”; “The Tempest – Old Minds in a New World”; “Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind”; “Low”, by Daniel Keene.

1

 1989-1991

 

4

26

Bits Theatre
“Bits and Pieces” company newsletter, 28/08/95. Program for “Positive Times – 3 Short Plays for World AIDS Day”. Flier, “Landscape, Night and Silence – 3 Plays by Harold Pinter” at Canberra Youth Theatre, Gorman House Arts Centre.  

1

 August 1995

 

4

26

Bravo Promotions
Publicity materials for ACT promotional company, including client list and prices.

1

 

 

4

26

Brazil, Wendy – Theatre Reviews
Art Sound FM 103.1. Reviews incl. Halcyon Days (starring D. Branson); Waking Up (directed by DB); opening of Street Theatre. Reviews from 1997-98.

1

 1997-1998

 

4

26

CADAS Kids
Press release and publicity materials for Youth Arts and Skills Festival. Fax to Splinters (“we are playing the same towns as you”).

1

 

 

4

26

Campus Amateur Dramatic Society (ANU)
“Hotchpotch June ‘91” – photocopy of handwritten newsletter (committee report; reviews; upcoming productions across Canberra).

1

 June 1991

 

4

26

Canberra Artists Collective (CAC)
Handwritten proposal for a new community arts collective

1

 

 

4

26

Canberra Arts Marketing
Loose movie fliers, program (CIA Pinter festival), letter to D. Branson from Graham Henderson.

1

 

 

4

26

Canberra Brickworks
Letters from Splinters (Messrs. Vandermark and Cameron) to Mr John Thwaite (General Manager, Cultural and Recreational Services ACT Administration) and Mr Craig Duby MLA (Minister for Urban Services), regarding the hiring of P.J’s Joinery Workshop in the Old Canberra Brickworks for show, “From the Mouths of Babes” (01/05/1991-13/06/1991). Also: response from C. Duby.

1

February 1990- June 1991

 

4

26

Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS)
Information sheet on Winter activities – Arts Law seminar/Censorship seminar/”Roading Home to Aunty” (Splinters production). Also: handwritten notes (3 pages) on methods of collaboration between Splinters/CCAS etc., towards formation of Canberra Artists Collective.

1

 1990

 

4

26

Canberra Cultural Authority
Letter to D. Branson from Gary Humphries MLA regarding progress of the Canberra Cultural Authority. Also: Canberra Cultural Authority Bill 1997 (contents of bill include constitution/interpretation/establishment/functions/powers/advisory committees/companies, partnerships and joint ventures.

1

 1997

 

4

26

Canberra Festival
Letter to Patrick Troy and Stewart Vaskess (24/12/1991) from Linda McHugh (Entertainment Co-ordinator) and Ellen Blunden (Director), regarding Splinters involvement in 1992 Canberra Festival. Also: Conditions of Engagement for performers at Canberra Festival; notice to performers at the 1993 Festival; Splinters’ proposal to Australian National Gallery to perform “Dare To Exceed” in the ANG Sculpture Garden as part of Festival.

1

 December 1991-1993

 

4

26

Canberra Fringe Festival
1989 Canberra Festival – Submission for Assistance (detailed admin/publicity and proposal/program and schedule). Also: Inaugural Fringe Festival notice to performers; handwritten notes on program for Fringe.

1

 1989

 

4

26

Canberra Institute of the Arts
School of Music Concert Program May-August 1991. Arts Industry Association pamphlet. Letter from Canberra Institute of the Arts (Dennis Trein, lecturer in charge), recommendation of grant to Stephen Harrison and the Cartoon Workshop, for printing of work in a professional comic format.

1

May-August 1991 

 

4

26

Canberra New Business Centre
Centre-Policy and Selection Guidelines; Application for Workspace (not filled in).

1

 

 

4

26

Canberra Repertory Theatre
Full architectural diagram of theatre by Russell Brown; official guidelines for use of Theatre 3; handwritten contact list; list of sound effects.

1

January 1987

 

4

26

Canberra Symphony Orchestra
264Newspaper article, “Musicians are ‘better human beings’ by Kay Dixon (feature-article - Arts and Entertainment, Canberra Times – on Josette Esquedin-Morgan, first violin with Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

 

4

26

Canberra Theatre Centre (CTC)
Canberra Campaign for the Arts, Public and Media Launch – List of speakers/running order. Program for Dance North’s “Please No More Palms”. Architectural diagram for Canberra Theatre Centre. Proposal to CTC for 12-week Cabaret/Performance night (Fri/Sat). Promotional flyers/advertisements: “Magic” by San Angelico; Doppio Teatro, “Red Like the Devil”; Hymie; Robyn Archer in ‘Le Chat Noir’; Elbow Theatre, “The Designated Mourner”; Festival club. Payslip from CTC to Splinters (second instalment performance fee - $2333.00). VIP Invite-list for “BAAL” opening night. Letter to David Branson from Marie Lake, CTC, regarding newly finished Playhouse at CTC. Seating plan diagram for Playhouse. Charges and Information Summary for Hirers. Technical Facilities.   

 

4

26

Canberra Theatre Trust
Payment Advice slips – to Splinters (19/12/1994), “The Oracle base sales less credit card charges” ($339.14); to David Branson (14/02/1996), “Fee - Coordination farewell to Playhouse, 1st instalment ($100.00).

1

December 1994-February 1996

 

4

26

Canberra Youth Theatre
Production meeting minutes, regarding “Piper” (02/03/1994 – David Branson present); CYT newsletter, August 1994; CYT Annual Report, 1995; minutes of tutors’ meeting, June 3 1994. Aberdeen International Youth Festival – info for touring performers. Public notices on changes to organisational structure. Notes on National Youth and Arts Advocacy Project. Artistic Report to the CYTC Management Committee, July 2001. Design diagrams for Fringe Theatre.

1

March 1994-July 2001

 

4

26

Capital Arts Patrons Organisation (CAPO)
Grant application procedures. Splinters-related attachments to application for “Second Scream” production. Notice and agenda for Board meeting (22/02/94).

1

February 1994

 

4

26

Canberra Independent Artists
Proposal for opening of FOCA 2001 (“The BBQ That Ate Canberra”). Collection of “Audition Information” sheets: contact details and resumes; physical descriptions and publicity photos. Photographic proof-sheets (including pictures of D. Branson). Letter to DB from Annette Tripodi, Operations and Program Manager, FOCA – regarding “Spotlight” (live performance showcase) application for 5th Australian Performing Arts Market. Media release: CIA Presents “Short Stabs”, Program 3 (18-20/12/1997).

1

1997-2001

 

4

26

City Art Gallery, Wagga
Letters to D. Branson and Patrick Troy from Leanne Smith, Curator/Education officer, regarding Splinters’ potential involvement in upcoming exhibitions.

1

 

 

4

26

Club Foote
“The Very Ordinary Times” – satirical newsletter for use in promotion of the Club Foote performance night (13-15 and 20-22, March 1988).

1

March 1988

 

4

26

Collaborators Theatre Group (Stephen Howard)
Programs for the Collaborators’ adaptation of “The Collector”; “Peace By Piece”. Fax from Stephen Howard of the Collaborators to David Branson (for CYT).

1

 

 

4

26

The Company
Minutes for Company meetings (including D. Branson) – 15/11 and 01/12/1993. Primary focus: 1993-1995 programming of Company – PR and marketing/training/touring.

1

November-December 1993

 

4

26

Conflict Resolution Centre (CRC)
CRC pamphlet – “Effective Working Relationships”; letters to Messrs Troy and Vaskess from CRC Intake Officer, regarding mediation sessions, July-August 1995.

1

 July-August 1995

 

4

26

Contact Names and Addresses
Categories incl. Canberra performers; government arts bodies; nationwide media; accommodation. File also includes Market Research Results and Drop-off Points for fliers and posters within ACT and surrounding regions. 

1

 

 

4

26

Creative Nation
Newsletter, Autumn 1995. Press release – “Budget delivers on Creative Nation”.

1

 Autumn 1995

 

4

26

Currong Theatre
Program for Maze Theatre Company production, “The Private Ear and the Public Eye”. Minutes of Currong Advisory Committee meeting, 30/10/2000. “Currong Theatre – Goals and Visions for 2001+”.

1

 October 2000

 

4

26

Eureka Theatre
Agenda for meeting of ACT performing art organisations and individuals, convened by Eureka, 21/2/1994. Eureka stock-letter – acknowledgment upon receipt of actor’s resume. Poster and program for Eureka production, “Good Works”, 24/05-03/06/1995

1

 May-June 1995

 

4

26

Festival of Arts, Strathnairn (FAST)
List of performers/running-sheet (D. Branson, MC).

1

 

 

4

26

Festival of Contemporary Arts (FoCA)
Collection of FoCA postcards; program for October 1996. Script for festival two-hander: “Walter and Marion back-announce the Minister at FoCA5”; Peter Robinson, 2001.

1

 1996-2001

 

4

26

Fringe Writers Festival
Letter to D. Branson from Brian McCarthy, Fringe Network Ltd., regarding Fringe Comedy nights (01/07/1987). Open invitation to poets for participation in Melbourne Poetry Cup, Radical Poets at the Punter’s Club Fringe Writer’s Read and Fringe Writer’s Anthology. Promotional fliers for hiring of Fringe studio. Performing Arts Fringe Festival 1988 (Feb-March) – call for visual artists to exhibit (incl. technical requirements).

1

 July 1987-March 1988

 

4

26

Fo Festival
Program and promotional materials for festival productions - “Accidental Death of an Anarchist”; “Waking Up”; “Can’t Pay Won’t Pay!”; “An Ordinary Day”. 02-13/09/??

1

 2-3 September, year?

 

4

26

Folk Festival
Invitation to Patrick Troy; program and map for festival; application (incl. aims and objectives) for Youth Arts Grant – Splinters 1994 performance at Folk Festival. Application written by D. Branson.

1

 1994

 

4

26

Folk Festival (Contract Dispute)
Details of payments; amounts left outstanding; payment resolution.

1

 

 

4

26

Found Objects
Letter of thanks to D. Branson from Scott Casley, Frank Wood and Colin Lane of Found Objects (26/05/1987). Mini-poster for “Found Objects and Friends – A Music and Comedy Benefit”. Newspaper review of F.O.  

1

 May 1987

 

4

26

Gaudeamus
January newsletter (incl. semester schedule); invitation to D. Branson to meet the new Artistic Director and teaching staff for 1994.

1

 1994

 

4

26

Goethe Institute
Poster and program for “Farmyard and Ghost-train”, Napier Street Theatre. Letter to Kerstin Gezelius, Swedish Radio Theatre Dept., regarding “Ulrike Meinhof Sings”.

1

 

 

4

26

Gorman House Arts Centre
Corporate Plan, 1993-1995.  Report to the Annual General Meeting of Gorman House Arts Centre Inc (19/04/1993). Minutes of Tenants’ Meeting, 29/11/1993. GH Audited Financial statements (31/12/1993). Agenda of GH Tenants’ meeting (10/06/1992). Splinters lease agreement, 1996.

1

 June 1992-December 1993

 

4

27

Grant Application Forms
Pamphlet on the Mobil Fellowship in Arts Administration 1987. Letter to Patrick Troy (06/02/1986) from Director of Community Grants Secretariat, regarding approval of grant for $400 to make an animated film. Handwritten notes on purpose of grant (for Spoleto Fringe Festival?). ACT Arts Bureau Development Programs: 1991 Professional Development; 1992 Arts Grants Information for Applicants. Handwritten sheet of Splinters accounts and expenses (23/04/1989).

1

 February 1986-?/1992

 

4

27

Griffin Centre
Letter from Artistic Director (06/12/1995), welcoming “Griffin supporters” to the Griffin Theatre’s 1996 25th Anniversary season.

1

 December 1995-1996

 

4

27

Gypsy Bar
Press release for performance night, “The Apocalypse Club” (05/11/??). “This Gypsy decides to send down roots” – Canberra Times Arts and Entertainment article on Gypsy co-managers, Brendan Sheehan and Stephanie Kensitt. Flier for gig at Gypsy by band, Coo Coo Fondoo (25/11/1999).

1

November, year?-25 November  1999

 

4

27

Henderson, Graham (mostly reviews)
Letter to D. Branson. Reviews of: Glass War; The Mountain; Fire; Meat; The Circumnavigations of Captain Asterion. Photo (of Graham?); programs and press release for “Second Scream”, by G. Henderson; souvenir magazine for Canberra Festival ’95 (11-20/3); photographic proof-sheet (including D. Branson). Separate envelope of writings by G. Henderson (including letter to D. Branson).

1

 March 1995

 

4

27

Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival 1994/HK Fringe Festival ’95
Program for Hong Kong Arts Festival, 1995; letter to D. Branson from festival founder/director, Lindsey McAlister. “The Elements of Nature”, menu for Fire (“a series depicting the five elements of nature”, by Cathay Pacific). ‘Fringe Review’ newsletter (23/11/94). “The Oracle Speaks” – article on D. Branson regarding “The Oracle” production, taken from “Work in Progress”, member’s newsletter of Gorman House Arts Centre (03/12/94). Customs-and Duty-Free documents, related to Hong Kong tour by CYT. Letters (2) from D. Branson regarding Asia link residency in Hong Kong for Youth Arts Festival.

1

 November 1994-September 1996

 

4

27

Impact Youth Grants - Applications for Individual Projects
“Captain Ozone” (film; budget/schedule/outline); “Building Costumes” (work to address relationship between the human form and urban landscape; budget/schedule/outline/references); “New Horizons – Living the Dream”; “Sanding to Sailing”; “Time Out”; “The Washing Event”; “Shoot That Chemist” ; “A Piece of the Action”; “A Shortage of Engineers”; “Aerosol Art”; “Out Puppet”; “Phoenix and Prowler Aerosol Art Production Crew”; “No Front Fences”; “Neighbours, Noshes and Know-How”; “Just Looking”. Criteria checklist, judging relative merits of each of the above-listed projects.

1

 1990-1991

 

4

27

Impact Grants (Guidelines and Minutes)
“Guidelines for Impact Projects”; “Youth Affairs – ACT Housing and Community Services”; Impact Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda (16/01, 11/04 and 02/05/1991). Letter to S. Vaskess of Splinters, enclosing minutes from meetings on 07/11 and 21/11/90). 

1

 November 1990-May 1991

 

4

27

Income tax returns of David Branson
Collection of official documents for years 1987-1996. Prepared by Andrew Maroc and Assoc. (certified practicing accountants).  

1

1 July 1987-30 June1995

 

4

27

Interact Conference
Letter to D. Branson (06/07/91) from Bren Weatherstone, conference secretary, regarding DB’s workshop proposal for Interact; conference program.

1

1991

 

4

27

Inter-School Theatre Association
ISTA program, Narrabundah College, December 1994. Incl. theme/rules/biogs/philosophy-of-critique/plays/participants/workshops. Open letter “To All Ensemble Leaders”, from guest-host Peter Wilkins (of Narrabundah college drama dept.).

1

 December 1994

 

4

27

International Society for the Performing Arts in Australia (ISPAA)
Open invitation to Australian performers to submit videos of work for inclusion in ’94 festival, Sydney.

1

 1994

 

4

27

ITI – Australian Centre of the International Theatre Institute
ITI release, information for touring performers (regarding itinerary, contacts, tax-management). ITI Newsletter, April 1995. Application (23/11/92) from Splinters to Fortune Theatre, for co-habitation of a space in the Rocks. Flier, Fortune Festival, 28/10-1/11/??

1

 April-November 1995

 

4

27

Jigsaw Theatre
Company programs, 1991 and ‘95. Letter of referral (16/1/92) from Stephen Champion, Artistic Director of Jigsaw, for Jellymeat Theatre production. Super and benefit statements. Projected annual expenditure for 1992. Flier, “One Quiet Day” (based on work of John Cage). Open-letter (23/2/92) to associations regarding Jigsaw’s work in schools and the community. “Evaluation of Theatre in Education” – letter from Performing Arts consultant of Ministry for Health, Education and the Arts, seeking expressions of interest from within the professional performing arts community to participate in a Theatre in Education evaluation panel.

1

 1991-1995

 

4

27

La Mama’s
Programs: “Dragon Fly”; “Hibberd – Three plays by Jack Hibberd”; “Vladimir Mayakovski, A Tragedy”. Newsletters: May 1986; March 1989; September 1990. Flier, “...My Voice is Gone”.

1

 May 1986-September 1990

 

4

27

Llewellyn Hall (Hall hire, 1996)
Hiring agreement (2/9/1996) between Institute of the Arts and Splinters Theatre of Spectacle. Accompanying letter (29/8/96) to P. Troy, from theatre manager, Andre Zammit.

1

 August-September 1996

 

4

27

Loud (Media Festival of Youth Culture and the Arts)
Program for LOUD, month-long Youth Arts Festival, January 1998. Australia Council/Australian Festival of Youth Arts Committee – Confidential Agenda for meeting on 15/12/1996.

1

 December 1996-January 1998

 

4

27

Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA)
Actors (Theatrical) Award 1992 rates and conditions of employment. Letter (6/26/2001) to D. Branson from Christopher Warren, Federal Secretary, regarding payment of union dues. Other administrative letters regarding Splinters’ membership. 

1

 1992-2001

 

4

27

Media Lists and Policy Statements (Arts Organisations)
Media List and Art Industry/Invitation list for 1992 Adelaide Fringe Festival. PAYE 1991 festival and drama contacts. National Centres of the ITI/4 (1/7/93). Alternative theatre companies – Children’s and Young People’s Theatre contacts. “Playing Australia – A Federal Government Project”: objectives. “Roles, Rights and Responsibilities of Boards of Arts Organisations - A Seminar organised by the Crafts Council of Australia” – April 8 and 9, 1989.

1

April 1989-December 1991

 

4

27

Melbourne Fringe Festival
Promotional postcard for Fringe Festival 1995 (1-22/10/95). Registration pack for 2001 Melbourne Fringe Festival – 23 September-14 October.

1

 1 October 1995 – 14 October 2001

 

4

27

Melbourne Theatre Company
1996 company program; collection of press releases for individual shows.

1

 5 January – 14 December, 1996

 

4

27

Meryl Tankard Company
Letter to D. Branson – list of official rules of Tankard company. Agenda for strategy meeting, 6/4/1991. Invitation to farewell party for Meryl Tankard and Regis Lansac, 26/11/1992.

1

 April 1991-November 1992

 

4

27

Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen Handwritten recording itinerary (for first album). Canberra Times feature-profile of Mikel Simic (aka, Mikelangelo).

1

1995-2001 

 

 

4

27

Mixed Bag Productions
Multiple copies of public manifesto for tour of Mixed Bag – a combination of Splinters theatre, Scaling Down films and music combo, the Black Dogs.

1

1984-1991

 

4

27

Muse Magazine
“SPEAKING OUT – Awards In the Arts” (editorial by Helen Musa). D. Branson’s membership form (13/4/99). Receipt of monies from DB for ¼-page ad in Muse #140.

1

 November 1992-September 1995

 

4

27

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
Official letter to D. Branson, requesting participation in survey re “needs of artists in first few years of their professional life”. Areas addressed incl. income/working arrangements (rehearsal; space; equipment)/public-image/administrative-financial/publicity-and-advertising/geographical-isolation/unemployment.

1

 

4

27

National Campaign for the Arts Australia (NCAA)
“NCAA Artspeak” organisational newsletter (Issue 1 – Sept. 1993); accompanying letter, invitation to become a founding member of the National Campaign for the Arts Australia.

1

 September-October 1993

 

4

27

National Festival of Australian Theatre
Multiple copies of program and media release for festival, 15-30/10/1993. Letter (16/12/93) of referral from Robyn Archer (Artistic Director, National Festival of Australian Theatre), on behalf of Splinters. Letters (2) to D. Branson – 17/6 and 27/6, 1991 – from David Gration, General Manager, Canberra Theatre Trust, regarding “possibility of the Canberra professional arts community getting together to mount a joint project for the 1991 Australian theatre festival”.

1

June 1991-December 1993

 

4

28

National Playwrights Conference/National Festival of Australian Theatre
Manilla folder: Program of presentations for Playwrights Conference – October 2-5, 1996. Promotional postcard for NFAT, Canberra – October 4-19, 1996. Information sheet and application form for 1989 S.U.D.S Playwriting competition, “WRITE-OFF!” (“In honour of one hundred years of student theatre in Australia”). Letter to D. Branson regarding performing in “Act Up” production with ‘Roland’ (Manderson?) – related to NFAT?? Red folder: Program for Playwrights conference 1999 – 18 April-2 May. Other assorted programs (same festival): Student laboratory play presentations; play presentations Wednesday 28 April, Friday 30 April; Canberra School of Music – “Chamber Music or Not?” (ANU Arts Centre 16 April, 1999 – related to other contents of file?). Letter to D. Branson (18 April, 1999) regarding1999 National Playwrights Conference, from May-Brit (director of conference?); attached, heavily-marked copies of short plays. “Dialogue”, official publication of Australian National Playwrights Centre – April, 1999. Canberra Times Arts and Leisure lift-out, “Times Out”, April 29, 1999 – Playwrights Conference front-page article.

2

Manilla: June 1989-October 1996

Red: 18 April-2 May, 1989

 

4

28

National School for Performance Investigation
Promotional pamphlets: “Virtual Flight”, NSPI workshops in Performance Fitness and Body Investigation; vocal workshop with Michele Morgan (Canberra, 20-21 May, 1995); “The Singing Body”, workshops by Matthew Fargher on “breath/body/rhythm/voice and song”. Canberra Times article (Thursday April 20 – year?) regarding Splinters/Catherine Hassall, establishing performance workshops (e.g., “Butoh”) for Canberra performers. File also contains contract between Splinters (“employer”) and Michele Morgan (“artist”); letter to Morgan from Phillip Crotty of Splinters, regarding workshops; and info on Splinters lighting workshop and the Suzuki training method.

1

April-May 1995

 

4

28

National Trust Mission Arts Centre
Promotional newsletter - including call for public involvement in Curatorial Committee – addressed to D. Branson (in St. Kilda).

1

Postmarked 8 March 1988

 

4

28

Next Wave Festival
Program for Next Wave festival, 13-28 May, 1988. Letter (03/08/1995) to Patrick Troy from Zane Trow, Artistic Director of Next Wave Festival, re rejection of “Long Time Earth View Gone” as a production in the festival. Reference letter for D. Branson from Zane Trow. Other promotional materials for Next Wave. Media release (09/02/1988) and income and expenditure for “Gumboot Full of Blood” (performed at Next Wave in 1988). Program, “The Ammunition Show” – Victoria College of the Arts, 13-27 May, 1988.

1

 February-May 1988; 3 August 1995

 

4

28

Nowon Manifesto (“Spontaneous Combustion”)
Splinters manifesto, including ideas supported and those opposed by the group.

1

Year??

 

4

28

Open City
Two letters (7 and 11/3/1991) to Bruce Keller (of Splinters?) from Keith Gallasch, secretary, Open City, re upcoming meeting to discuss “formation of a lobby by a small group of performance companies”. Letter includes agenda and list of contacts. 

1

 7-11 March 1991

 

4

28

“Opening the Doors”
Report to ACT Cultural Council through Arts and Special Events (“To review Performing Arts by Young People in the ACT”).

1

April 1994

 

4

28

Pact Theatre
Letter (04/07/2001) from PACT (to be forwarded to D. Branson), re contract for venue hire (for “Punch”.)

1

4 July 2001 

 

4

28

Padma Menon Dance Theatre
Letter (02/12/96) to Patrick Troy, from Sonia Dowhy – Administrator, Padma Menon Dance theatre – re invoice (attached) for hire of Studio D, September/October 1996.

1

October-December 1996

 

4

28

People Next Door
“The Force of Expression” – four-day intensive workshop on “the theory, training and construction of contemporary performance” (7-10 February, 1992). Draft of company program for 1992-1994 – incl. aims and objectives/mission statement/business profile/artistic committee profile/artistic profile.

1

 February 1992-(month?) 1994

 

4

28

The Performance Space
Letter (5/12/1995) to D. Branson from Julianne Pierce of Performance Space, regarding proposal to establish the Contemporary Performance Awards – “an annual forum to bring the vast array of work being done in contemporary performance to the attention of the media and wider public”. Performance Space program, 1991. Flier for “First and Last Warning – by the Sydney Front” at Performance Space. Program of event to coincide with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 1991. Contract of venue hire by Splinters (July 9-15, 1990).  Collection of architectural diagrams. Technical equipment list (as of 17/02/1992). Artistic Policy (year?). Other publicity and administrative materials.

 February 1990-December 1995

 

4

28

Performing Arts Board
Performance Calendar, July-December 1995. “Information For All Drama Applicants”. Australia Council membership (as at 21/3/1994); Performing Arts Board membership (24/03/94); PAB Committee membership (16/02/94). PAB 1995 closing dates. Memo (14/07/1995) – “first load of reading material for committee meeting 11-15 Sept. 1995” (also, organisational timetable, 4 August – 11 September).

1

 March 1994-December 1995

 

4

28

Perseverance Hotel (Brunswick St, Fitzroy)
Hand-drawn posters: “ABOUT THAT! - Text/music Chris Barnett, John Ashton and guests (July 26, year??); “A Different Light” (incl. D. Branson; 02/01/??); poetry (7/1/??). “They Howl Like Wolves and Sing Like Bears” (typed fliers), “a night of poetry, music and spoken word” (incl. D. Branson), Tues. 1st August.

1

 January 1990-August 1991

 

4

28

Photo Access
Bursary 1991 - Invitation for expressions of interest from local photographers, for exhibition to be held January 30-March 9, 1992.

1

1 June 1991-March 9 1992

 

4

28

Playing Australia
Program Objectives/Guidelines; Newsletter, Summer 1995/’96.

1

June 1993-February 1996

 

4

28

Praxis
Promotional flier/application form.

1

 

 

4

28

Prik Harness
Poster for performance at ANU Bar (Friday, February 24, 19995); ticket for P. Harness performance at Festival of Contemporary Arts (midnight, Saturday October 7, 1995); multiple fliers for performance at the Front Bar (Wednesday, December 9, 1998); two black-and-white photos of P. Harness performers Mikel Simic and Geoffrey Hinchcliffe.

1

 February 1995-December 1998

 

4

28

Punter’s Club Hotel
Fliers and posters for performances at Punter’s Club.

1

January 1989-September 1990

 

4

28

Pure Theatre
Faxed airfare invoice to Pure from Performing Lines; list of productions by Pure Theatre.

1

20 March 1995

 

4

28

Ralph Wilson Theatre
Correspondence between Performing Arts Board of the Australia Council and the Australian Embassy of China, regarding Belvoir street production of “Footfalls”. Also contains media release for show.

1

May-August 1995 

 

4

28

RIVERINA CONNECTIONS (Wagga Elbowroom, Etc.)
Meetings for the ‘Creative People of the Riverina’ meeting; “Elbow Room”, call for artists to submit work for exhibition (September 1994); Contact list – East Riverina Arts Program; unidentified page of typed notes – “Tutor’s Duty Statement/Tutor Directors”.

1

 August-September 1994

 

4

28

Road Transport Authority/Urban Services
Letter (06/09/2001) to D. Branson from RTA regarding demerit points to his driver’s license. Letter(27/10/1992) to Urban Services from Fortune Cooperative, regarding safety and continuing use of the Fortune Building, used by both Splinters and Aktion Surreal.

1

 27/10/1992 -06/9/2001

 

4

28

Robinson, Peter
List of character names, parodies of politicians (e.g. Rosemary Fellatio) in political satire.

1

 1993

 

4

28

St. Martin’s Youth Arts Centre at St Paul’s Cathedral
Programs for productions, “The Wakefield Mystery Plays” and “Satin Shoes And...” Schedule-table (old-fashioned spreadsheet) for company events, July-December 1992; promotional brochure for the Arts Centre.

1

July 1986-December 1992

 

4

28

Schools’ Shakespeare Competition
Letters to D. Branson regarding his role as judge, from ACT coordinator D.A. Christie; handwritten poem, “Wedding”.

1

May 1993 

 

4

28

Screaming Lord Byron
Text for media release; hand-scrawled page – rough scribbles towards flier?

1

 

 

4

28

Sidetrack Theatre
Letters to Splinters (David, Patrick, Gavin et al.) regarding involvement (both upcoming and just-passed) at the CPW3 festival. Mini-poster for ‘sit.com’ – Sidetrack Performance Group.

1

August-October 1992

 

4

28

Sidewinder
Collection of newspaper clippings on rock group Sidewinder (featuring D. Branson’s younger brother, Pip); collection of (contemporaneous) obituaries for Kurt Cobain.

1

1994 

 

4

28

Skylark Theatre
Open invitation to three-day workshop/master-class by puppeteer Jacques Templeraud; schedule for event and collection of reviews on his work.

1

December 1990-February 1991

 

4

28

Spoleto Fringe Festival
Poster and promotional materials for festival; correspondence between festival organisers and D. Branson.

1

July 1987-September 1989

 

4

28

Springbank Island Map-diagram of Springbank Island.

1

 

 

4

28

Street Theatre (“ACT Writer’s Street Salon”)
Correspondence between Street Theatre managers, D. Branson and Vivienne Westwood (artistic director, Stopera), regarding building and operation of new theatre. “Word on the Street”, Street Theatre newsletter; diagrams for theatre and building. 

1

March 1994-December 2001

 

4

28

Survival Research Laboratories (SRL Workshops)
Street Level Forum – Briefing Notes and Time-table.

1

 September-October 1994; August 1995

 

4

28

Sydney Festival
Theatre Physical letter to all committee members, announcing performance of “Miss Havisham’s Dream” at the Queen Victoria Building, as part of the Sydney Festival for 1996.

1

8 December 1995-20 January 1996

 

4

28

Taylor Square Arts Festival
Planning Documents, 1992 Publicity fliers; material regarding the aims and objectives of organising committee/host organisation/community support; correspondence between festival organiser, UNSW, St Vincent’s hospital and Splinters.

1

February-September 1992 

 

4

28

Teame Traineeship
Traineeship in Arts Administration – costs, schedule, faxed correspondence; project outcomes and developer overview for Arts Marketing interactive units of study.

2

November 1996 

 

4

28

Terrace Sessions
Handwritten notes on performers and running order; posters.

1

 September 1993-April 1995

 

4

28

Theatrix at Players
Single letter from management committee of Theatrix, proposing a three-to-four-week season of contemporary theatre to be held in January/February 1993.

1

 October 19 1992

 

4

28

“Tibetan Dixie” (Schoyble, Niko)
Media releases and performer/program outline.

1

October 1990

 

4

28

Tilley’s night club, Lyneham
Fliers; schedules for performances.

1

 February 1991-November 1994

 

4

28

Tuggeranong Community Arts Theatre
Letter to Patrick Troy of Splinters Theatre from Tuggeranong Community Arts, regarding Splinters’ involvement in the Tuggeranong Festival.

1

 

 

4

28

Two Dogs’ Nightclub (“Dogs in Space”; FoCA)
Proposal for local content at the Two Dogs Night Club. Includes list of performers, musicians, dancers.

1

October, year?

 

4

28

University of Melbourne, Faculty of Music
Melba Hall, conditions of hire and application form.

1

March 1996 

 

4

28

Upfront Theatre
Flier for one-woman show, “A Bit of a Post-Script”, by Sue-Ann Post. Handwritten note from Wilderness Society, in receipt of equipment (listed) from Up Front Community Theatre (noted, “for Splinters”). Letter from Upfront, expressing interest in using the old Childers Street Theatre.

1

May 1991-November 1992

 

4

28

Victorian Ministry for the Arts
News release by the Victorian Ministry for the Arts, entitled “Budget Pain in the Arts”, regarding Government funding cuts.

1

August 10 1989

 

4

28

Wanderers’ Football Club
Outline of 1996 season; newsletter (16/08/1996).

1

April-September 1996

 

4

28

WBK Theatre
Newsletter (No. 2, April 1994), Woodrow-Barone-Kelly Theatre Inc.

1

April 1994

 

4

28

Wired Youth Arts Festival
Correspondence between D. Branson and Wired (Australia Council initiative for young people and the Arts).

1

October 1994 -August 1996

 

4

28

Woodward, Joe
Production-related correspondence between J. Woodward and D. Branson.

1

May 1994-September 2001

 

4

28

Youth Affairs
Guidelines and application forms for grants.

 1

 

 

5

38-39, 42, 50-56, 65

PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE AND JOURNALS (This series is restricted!)

 

5

38

Photos in folders

 

5

39

Photos and proof-sheets (productions and personal) in ring-binder, foolscap sheets and commercially-used packets. Shows include “Piper at the Gates of Dawn”, “I, Fool of Fortune”. Folders also contain some media material regarding production,  “Demons”.

1

 

5

42

DB’s education records (enrolment and results): Watson High, Victoria College, Victorian College of the Arts, National Institute for dramatic Arts.

 

5

42

White, University of Canberra envelope: “Receipts and pay slip Sept ‘01”

1

September 2001

 

5

42

White envelope: “JDEB Personal Receipts 2001”

1

2001

 

5

42

White envelope: “Receipts August 2001 ->”/”Personal not CIA 26/6/02”

1

August 2001 – June 2002

 

5

42

“The Lament of the Villagers” (notes towards performance-poetry?); “brief outline of witch-burning event”; highlighted photocopy of handwritten notes towards script; sheet-music for oboe; photocopy of published excerpt from “King Henry V”

 

5

42

Collection of postcards and invitations addressed to David

 

5

42

Collection of official documents (ANZ records; parking tickets and fines; Centrelink- and family court-records

 

5

42

Collection of personal correspondence to DB – mostly handwritten

 

5

50-53

David’s personal journals, diaries and daily planners

 

5

50

Journals 1976-1987

 

5

50

Red Exercise book – 1W English

1

1976

 

5

50

Brown Woods 1980 Diary

1

1980

 

5

50

Blue Collins Notebook

1

1982

 

5

50

Brown paper-covered exercise book – sketches and poems

1

January-October 1982

 

5

50

Red-and-black notebook -

1

1984

 

5

50

Small black diary (striped)

1

1985

 

5

50

Small red-and-black notebook

1

1985-1987

 

5

50

Thin black datebook

1

1985

 

5

50

Plastic –covered notepad: David Branson Dance Log

1

February-May 1986

 

5

50

Heavy black notebook

1

1986

 

5

50

Red plastic folder – Australian National University

1

1986

 

5

50

Collins Any-Year Diary

1

1987

 

5

50

Red-and-black notebook (large)

1

1987

 

5

50

Red-and-black notebook (small)

1

1987

 

5

50

Blue exercise book

1

1987

 

5

51

Journals  1987-1992

 

5

51

Large red-and-black notebook

1

1987

 

5

51

Small red-and-black notebook

1

1987

 

5

51

Small red-and-black notebook

1

1987-1988

 

5

51

Small red-and-black notebook

1

1988

 

5

51

Small red-and-black notebook

2

1989

 

5

51

Spirax student note book

2

1989

 

5

51

Uncovered notepad

1

1989

 

5

51

Tudor exercise book

1

1989-1990

 

5

51

Small red-and-black notebook

1

1990

 

5

51

Linkline daily planner

1

1991

 

5

51

Small red-and-black notebook

1

1991

 

5

51

Large blue Invicta Diary

1

1991

 

5

51

Large blue notebook: “Splinters Minutes book”

1

1992

 

5

51

Floral-covered black notebook – mostly blank

1

1992

 

5

51

Small red-and-black notebook

1

1992

 

5

51

Small black daily planner

1

1992

 

5

52

Journals 1993-2001

 

5

52

Small red-and-black notebook

1

1993

 

5

52

Black diary/daily planner

1

1993

 

5

52

Blue Universal diary: “Splinters Office Diary”

1

1993

 

5

52

Spirax notebook

1

1993

 

5

52

Spirax notebook

1

1993-1994

 

5

52

Black “Web 1” daily planner

1

1994

 

5

52

Black Penfold diary

1

1994

 

5

52

Grey Penfold diary

1

1994

 

5

52

Grey Atoma notebook

1

1995

 

5

52

Black Penfold diary

1

1996

 

5

52

Black diary/daily planner

1

1997

 

5

52

ArtRite exercise book

1

1997

 

5

52

Small Spirax notebook

1

1997-1998

 

5

52

Windsor and Newton Visual Diary

1

2000

 

5

52

Quill A4 Notebook

1

2000

 

5

52

“Spicers Olympic Stripe” A4 exercise book

1

2000

 

5

52

Debden daily planner

1

2001

 

5

52

Spirax A4 Lecture book

1

2001

 

5

52

Blue plastic-covered notebook

1

2001

 

5

52

Brown leather wallet containing business cards and contact-lists

1

Undated

 

5

53

Undated Journals

 

5

53

Small spiral-bound notepad with poems and sketches

1

Undated

 

5

53

Small red-and-black notebook

5

Undated

 

5

53

Small Collins A-Z notebook/telephone contact list

1

Undated

 

5

53

Spirax A4 Notebook – script notes and material on Melbourne Entertainment Caravan Collective of Artists

1

Undated

 

5

53

Partial Spirax notebook with letter by David Branson to the Melbourne Times

1

Undated

 

5

53

Spirax A4 Notebook – Summernats personnel and notes on multiculturalism

1

Undated

 

5

53

Collins A60 Series Account book – Splinters finances

1

Undated

 

5

53

Maths grid book – plans and diagrams

4

Undated

 

5

53

Collins A5 Notebook

1

Undated

 

5

53

Medium-sized red-and-black notebook

3

Undated

 

5

53

Small red-and-black notebook

2

Undated

 

5

53

Collins A-Z notebook/telephone contact list

1

Undated

 

5

53

Small black address book

1

Undated

 

5

53

Small spiral-bound notepad – letter from David to “Sue”

1

Undated

 

5

53

Blue exercise book – “CIA/Pinter Fest”

1

Undated

Also contains order of service for marriage of Margaret Branson and David Hunt

5

53

Small red leather-bound notebook containing fliers for various Splinters productions

1

Undated

 

5

53

Foolscap lecture pad

1

Undated

 

5

53

Yellow contact-book

1

Undated

Splinters sketch on front cover

5

53

Large blue notebook containing production notes and reviews

Undated

 

5

53

Tudor exercise book – “David Branson -  An Evening with Steven Berkoff”

1

Undated

 

5

53

Large red-and-black notebook containing notes and heavily-marked,  pasted photocopy of script, “The Revenger’s Tragedy”

Undated

 

5

53

Large red-and-black notebook containing notes and heavily-marked, pasted copy of script, “Pentagram”

1

Undated

 

5

54-56

Loose, unidentified photos; some ID tags (Driver’s license, Rusden College, Sydney Olympics 2000)

 1

 

 5

54

Black plastic folder: Photos and slides, promotional materials, news-cuttings and issues of performing arts journals concerning various companies and productions.

 

5

54

The Lovers
Collection of black-and-white erotic ink-paintings addressed to DB and bound in black ribbon.

1

3 February, 1994

 

5

54

Red school exercise book: “David Branson – 1W English – Mr Whitaker, Mr Hughes”.

1

January-March 1976

 

5

54

Alphabetical exercise book: “Telephone book”.

1

Sketch on front cover similar to early Splinters graphics.

5

54

Brown exercise book: sketches and poetry.

1

January-October 1982

 

5

54

Handwritten letter to David from “Anne-Marie” (Mykta?)

1

4th May, 1993

 

5

54

Envelope containing handwritten poems by “Billie”: “Candy!”; “In the Absence of Pleasure”; “The Ghost of the Lunar Bride”; “Tears of Pain”. Also contains handwritten letter to David from same author.

1

Postmarked 26 March 1993

 

5

54

Typed letter to David from Joel Swadling, requesting involvement in production of documentary “Youth Arts in the ACT”.

1

1st July, 1993

 

5

54

Christmas card to David from “Megan”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Handwritten letter to David from Cathy “Fann” (?), regarding involvement in “A Cheery Soul”.

1

Date from production file for “Cheery Soul”

 

5

54

Typed letter to David from “Dad, mum, Liz, Paul and Pip”.

1

4 March 1986

 

5

54

Handwritten page of notes entitled, “Tableaus...after, before, during’.

1

Undated

 

5

54

Handwritten letter from David to “Darling Penny”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Handwritten letter from David to “Monsieur Troy”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Handwritten “Notes on the George St. Occasion”.

1

“Saturday, 14th February” – Check year.

 

5

54

Handwritten copy of poem, “Ears in the Tunnels Hear”, by Dylan Thomas

1

Undated

 

5

54

Lined notepad, several pages headed “Discussion”/”Lesson plan”

1

May 1989

 

5

54

Ring-bound notebook, “Politics of violence”; drafts of letters; notes on “Bouffon”; Advanced Theatre class-notes, Rusden College.

1

First pages, January 1989

 

5

54

Black hardbound journal, David’s personal diary.

1

December 1984-January 1985

Contains director’s notes, “Scene-list”.

5

54

Hand-engraved invitation for David to attend “Samantha’s 21st Birthday party” in guise of “Cro-Magnon man”.

1

8th June, year?

Party in O’Connor, ACT.

5

54

Envelope containing invite from Canadian High Commission to Pauline Kodday for literary lunch, “Francophone Writers and the non-Francophone World”

1

May 30 1991

 

5

54

Empty envelope addressed to David Branson, Blair Place Watson from PO Box 55 Lyneham 2602.

1

Postmarked 26 June 1991

 

5

54

Handwritten telephone messages for David and “Sara” from (brother?) Paul.

1

Undated

 

5

54

Handwritten letters to “Peter”

2

Undated

 

5

54

Handwritten letter to “Doug”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Handwritten letter to “Venetia”

1

25th September 1986

 

5

54

Letter to David (half-typed, half-handwritten), from “John (dad)”.

1

13th July, 1986

 

5

54

Letter to David from Australian National Playwright’s Centre

1

12th April, 1991

 

5

54

Letter to David from Canberra Repertory Theatre

1

13th August 1985

 

5

54

Letter to David from Dad

1

19th April 1986

 

5

54

Letter to David from Dad

1

7th May 1986

 

5

54

Letter to David from Dad

1

25th April 1986

 

5

54

In envelope, letter to “David Branson, esquire” From “your Angel”

1

Undated

Entitled, “Keep looking up!”

5

54

Letter to David in form of poem, from Pauline Cady

1

Undated

 

5

54

Plastic red ring-binder containing handwritten notes for “Dance essay”/”Drama theory”/”Fine art”/”Lighting”

1

February-March 1986

 

5

54

Black plastic-sheaf folder containing photos of David and personal postcards

1

1994

 

5

54

Hardbound black journal, David’s personal diary

1

February-March 1987

 

5

54

3-page, handwritten response to play “Gertrude Stein and A Companion”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Letter to David from Catherine Oddie

1

7 July 1987

 

5

54

In manila folder, collection of creative writing pieces. Consistent handwriting; David’s?

1

 

5

54

Collins Any-Year Diary – David’s daily observations of activities, 1981

1

January-December 1981

 

5

54

Notification to David from Department of Social Security of change from Unemployment benefit to New S tart allowance.

1

29 June 1991

 

5

54

Handwritten dramatic monologue, entitled “David’s – Voice 3”

1

Undated

“I know your mother has written to you to tell you that I am dead. (To state) I am not dead. (To deny)...”

5

54

David’s notebook: “Yoga/Zen/Acting classes”.

1

July (1993?)

 

5

54

Letter from Cathy Winters of Canberra Festival in support of funding for CIA production of “Beneath Heaven”

1

21 May 1998

 

5

54

Letter from Joe Woodward of PITS Productions to David Branson regarding production, “Violine”

1

28th May 1997

 

5

54

Fax to D. Branson from Next Wave Festival organiser regarding Contemporary Arts Festival

1

5 June 1997

 

5

54

In envelope, handwritten letter to David from “Megan”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Letter to David from The Elite Academy, regarding teaching times for course.

1

December 1994

 

5

54

Hand-drawn “Thank you” card from “the whole cast”.

1

Undated

 

5

54

Personal letter to David from Joe Woodward regarding upcoming family Christmas celebrations. 

1

19 December 1994

 

5

54

Invite for David to birthday/housewarming party.

1

24 June 1995

 

5

54

Letter from John Billing (Sussex, England) to John Standall, regarding involvement with D. Branson at Street Theatre.

1

May 1995

 

5

54

Press release for “chamber-cabaret” trio, LIMO. Also contains handwritten note to David, Libby and “Janey”.

1

Undated

 

5

54

Letter to David from Vietnamese Arts Culture Exchange, in thanks for presentation of “Meat Party”.

1

9 May1 998

 

5

54

Letter to David from Australian National Playwrights Centre, in thanks for contribution to 1998 Playwrights Conference.

1

4 May 1998

 

5

54

Fax to David, Patrick and Stuart (of Splinters) from Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, regarding “Issues for next week’s meeting”.

1

15 March 1996

 

5

54

Letter to David from LOUD Media Festival of Youth culture and the Arts, regarding national calendar of free information events, August 6-17, 1997.

1

21 July 1997

 

5

54

Fax to David from next Wave festival, regarding David’s inappropriate publicity techniques.

1

2 June 1997

 

5

54

Hand-drawn/written picture and letter to David and Libby (Louise Morris) from “Nick”.

1

Undated

 

5

54

Letter to “Mr Branson” from Catholic Education Office, regarding participation as judge in 1991 Shakespeare Schools Festival – Regional Finals ACT. 

1

11 June 1991

 

5

54

Open letter from Victoria College Department of Drama and Dance regarding Design Expo, October 8-9 1987

1

17 August 1987

 

5

54

Handwritten notes towards activities: Lyneham High school venture (April); Entr’acte Workshops (May).

1

April-May, year?

 

5

54

Handwritten minutes of meeting for Canberra Festival

1

27March 1992

 

5

54

Handwritten notes on Commedia show

1

Undated

 

5

54

Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance – Equity Section newsletter

1

June 1995

 

5

54

Australian National Capital Artists Incorporated – Visual Artists Facilities General Information

1

Undated

 

5

54

Blue workbook: loose collection of early Splinters-related writings.

1

Undated

 

5

54

Watson High school Medieval Day program

1

6 November 1980

 

5

54

Watson High, Music and Drama night program

1

July 1978

 

5

54

Marked photocopy of published script, “The Raft” by Richard Parker. Note on title-page: “Corkie [character] -  David Branson”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Dickson College Graduation  program

1

1982

 

5

54

Dickson College Yearbook

1

1981

 

5

54

Handwritten letter to David from Barbara Mullin

1

15 August 1995

 

5

54

Letter to Patrick Troy from Penny Sands (Splinters Chairperson) regarding current company membership

1

5 April 1993

 

5

54

Letter of receipt for Patrick Troy part payment of purchase for Holden HR

1

3 April 1993

 

5

54

Handwritten letter to David from “Carl”

1

Undated

Includes sketches

5

54

Letter to David from Asialink, regarding unsuccessful application for Performing Arts Residency

1

22 November 1996

 

5

54

Letter to David from Department of Environment, Land and Planning, regarding unsuccessful application for grant to produce 15 minute film on black deaths in custody.

1

13 June 1995

 

5

54

Handwritten equipment list

1

Undated

 

5

54

Promotional flier for Community Access TV

1

May-June 1995

 

5

54

Letter to David from Department of Environment, Land and Planning, regarding acknowledgement of application for grant

1

11 April 1995

 

5

54

Equipment list: “IRU Costs”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Equipment service receipt from IRU Media Services

1

14 February 1995

 

5

54

Membership application guidelines, Australian Network for Art and Technology

1

1993

 

5

54

Handwritten employee payroll and equipment costs

1

Undated

 

5

54

Handwritten letter to Margaret Branson from (sister) Dorothy Blanksby; note to David

1

11 July 1994

 

5

54

Letter to David from Leonard Gray Solicitors, regarding administration of (grandmother) Irene Ursula Branson’s estate

1

30 June 1994

 

5

54

Typed list of telephone contacts

1

Undated

Splinters-related?

5

54

Handwritten letter to David from “Jill”

1

March 1994

 

5

54

Handwritten letter by David, authorising “Jasper” to vote on his behalf at the ACT Music AGM

1

12 April 1995

 

5

54

Notepad, headed “Drama class No. 2”

1

Undated

David’s director’s notes?

5

54

Untitled poster-sized drawing of love-heart

1

Undated

 

5

54

Department of Social Security Group Certificate for David Branson

1

22 February 1995

 

5

54

Handwritten letter from “Stuart” (Vaskess?) to “Peter” (Haynes?)

1

25 May 1996

 

5

54

David Jones Australia Certificate of Service to David Branson, casual sales assistant

1

14 May – 29 October 1984

 

5

54

In envelope, “Thank you’ card from “Yvonne” to “D” (David?)

1

Undated

 

5

54

Letter to David from Anne-Marie Mykta, concerning personal illness. Includes sketch.

1

14 October 1993

 

5

54

Written reference for David Branson by Catherine Oddie, ex-St Martin’s Youth Arts Centre

1

6 January 1988

 

5

54

Written reference for David Branson by Clifford Hadley, Rusden College Department of Drama and Dance

1

16 December 1987

 

5

54

Letter to David from Australian National Gallery, offering him clerical/admin employment in the development section.

1

11 July 1985

 

5

54

Handwritten list, “Gorman house D Block hire”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Letter to Ms E. McKinnon from University of Melbourne Arts administration, regarding application to postgraduate diploma.

1

22 January 1990

 

5

54

Address/telephone details for Colette Keen, California

1

Undated

 

5

54

Handwritten contact list, untitled

1

Undated

 

5

54

Australia Council cheque receipts for payments from David

3

4 October 1994; 15 November 1994; 18 July 1995

 

5

54

Business card, “David Peacock – Wingrove and Wingrove Design Studio”, Dickson ACT

1

Undated

 

5

54

Photocopy of postcard, from “Robyn” to Australia Council staff (illegible)

1

1 December 1994

 

5

54

Untitled handwritten page of notes

1

Undated

 

5

54

Handwritten letter to David from “Lib” (Louise Morris)

1

30 October 1994

 

5

54

Watson high school 1980 Year 10 Reunion

1

24 November 1995

 

5

54

Contact-details for “Patrizia”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Handwritten letter to David from “Trish”

1

25 July 1994

 

5

54

Letter to David from Leonard Gray Solicitors, regarding settlement of his grandmother’s estate

1

18 May 1994

 

5

54

Note to David and Louise from “Fiona and Renald”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Notice of Gorman House Arts Centre Tennant’s meeting

1

6 March 1995

 

5

54

In envelope, handwritten letter to David

1

27 April 1995

 

5

54

In envelope, payment advice-slips for David from Canberra Youth Theatre

1

Undated

 

5

54

Invitation for David to opening night of “Buralga” by REM Theater

1

5 May 1995

 

5

54

Health ACTion newsletters: “Alcohol”; “Nutrition”

1

July 1987; February 1990

 

5

54

Handwritten speech and notes

1

Undated

 

5

54

“Different Light”  - list of short drama sketches

1

Undated

 

5

54

Letter to David from Lucio Coceani

1

21 June 2001

 

5

54

Flier for Cris Clucas performing at the As You Like It cafe (at the Street Theatre)

1

8 June 2001

 

5

54

Handwritten notes for production of “Blue”

1

5 May, year?

 

5

54

Fax to David from Joe Woodward regarding “Sex and Violets”

1

4 January 1980

 

5

54

Program, La Mama Presents “Drops in the Ocean”

1

3-15 July 2001

 

5

54

La Mama Newsletter no. 78

1

Autumn 2001

 

5

54

La Mama newsletter no. 79

1

Winter 2001

 

5

54

Invitation for David to ”An evening with Janine Ayres and ‘Pling” (flier attached)

1

1 September 2001

 

5

54

Postcard for feature-film, “Split”, by Sivan Gabrielovich

1

15-19 August 2001

 

5

54

Postcard for video installation, “Untitled”, by Cassandra Tytler

1

7-17 August 2001

 

5

54

Penfold Diary 1994: David’s personal planner

1

January 18 1994- 1 January 1995

 

5

54

Universal Diary 1993: “Splinters Office Diary”; Enclosed, birthday card from brother Paul Branson

1

January 14-15; September 27-December 26 1993

 

5

54

Spirax A4 Lecture-book: “Blue/Your Life As A Hole/Falstaff” David’s director’s notes; includes list of events for 2002 (of note, as David died in December 2001)

1

2001

 

5

54

Windsor and Newton Visual Diary: notes, sketches, sheet music

1

2000

 

5

54

Flier, “Tilleys Benefit Night for the Festival of One Woman Plays” Features David as one of the performers

1

24 November 1999

 

5

54

Spirax A5 Notebook: Notes and sketches towards productions “Autogeddon”, “Baal”, “I, Fool of Fortune”, “Short Stabs”

1

December 1997-February 1998

 

5

54

Exercise book: “David Branson – CIA: Pinter Festival”; festival-program notes, CIA meeting minutes Also contains order of service for marriage of Margaret and David |Hunt (16 August 1997), hand-drawn card for David from Louise

1

1998-1999

 

5

54

Exercise book: “Branson- notes – 97”. Notes towards “Holst”, “Musical Madness”; “Autogeddon”; “3 Eves”

1

March 1997

 

5

54

Handwritten letter to David from “Graham” (Henderson?)

1

18 September 1997

 

5

54

University of Canberra course outline: Design, Communication and Culture David Branson’ pencilled on front cover

1

Semester 2 1994

5

54

Letter to David from accountant regarding income tax return Also contains official documentation from Australian Tax Office

1

6 September 1995

 

5

54

Handwritten  card to David from “Clare”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Letter (to David?) from “Anne-Marie” (Mykta?)

1

29 September 1995

 

5

54

Letter (to David?) from “Megan”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Hand-drawn party-invitation to David – un-authored

1

Undated

 

5

54

“Congratulations” card to David from “Grandma Dorothy”

1

11 July 1994

 

5

54

Postcard to “Everyone” (addressed to Splinters Theatre) from “Catherine”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Receipt of cheque, addressed  to David

1

1 September 1995

 

5

54

Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance membership details for David Lists fees in arrears

1

Undated

 

5

54

Handwritten note about “Conrad Rothman – pyrotechnics”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Handwritten note about “Rhys Robinson – Encore Special Effects

1

Undated

 

5

54

Poem, “White Woman”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Flier, “Movement classes for Actors – Paige Gordon and Performance Group Inc.”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Cut-out cardboard figure of Hindu deity

1

Undated

 

5

54

Postcard to “Patsy” (P. Troy?) from “Pen” (Penny Sands?)

1

Postmarked 17 January 1996

 

5

54

Party invitation, “Rebecca is 22!”

1

23 March, year?

 

5

54

Postcard to David and Patrick (addressed “Mr and Mrs Splinters”) – no sender listed ; invitation to music event, “Sundays at Spitz”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Doodle/sketch on yellow parchment; no artist listed

1

Undated

 

5

54

Handwritten page of notes regarding transformation of grubs in cocoons – no author listed

1

Undated

 

5

54

Verse of unlisted poem, beginning “The night is a fearful pastiche”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Letter to David from Joe Woodward of PITS Theatre

1

6 June 1995

 

5

54

Exercise book containing costume designs and notes towards “No Tickee, No Shirtee”

1

May-June, year?

 

5

54

Typed prose manuscript: “The Prisoner Gains a blurred Skin”, by Nicholas Playford Attached, letter to David from author (15 February, 1984).

1

Undated

 

5

54

Handwritten letter to David from “Catherine”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Course outline: “Freedom, Power and Authority” – Kimon Lycos, ANU (Philosophy1, option E)

1

Copyright 1971

 

5

54

Course outline: “Doubt and Certainty” – Genevieve Small, ANU (Philosophy 1, Option A)

1

Undated

 

5

54

Course outline: “Dialectic” – Paul Thom, ANU (Philosophy 1)

1

Undated

 

5

54

Course outline: “Fact and  Value” – Professor Peter Herbert, ANU (Philosophy 1, option D)

 

5

54

Yearbook, Watson high 1980

4

1980

 

5

54

Yearbook, Dickson College 1982

1

1982

 

5

54

Hardbound notebook, “Splinters Minutes Book”

1

August 1992-March 1995

 

5

54

Exercise book, “Accounts”

1

January-February 1987

 

5

54

Collection of receipts stapled in exercise book

1

December 1989

 

5

54

Handwritten letter to David from “Megan”

1

29 September 1994

 

5

54

Handwritten letter from David to Impact Youth Grants in support of  “Odd” performance art event at the Terrace Bar

1

30 September 1994

 

5

54

Note to David from “Carl”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Notes towards music/poetry  event, “A Different Light presents” at Perseverance Hotel

1

August 28 2001

 

5

54

Empty envelope addressed to David from Terrapin Puppet Theatre

1

Undated

 

5

54

Acquittal of Professional Development grant – Artistic Report: Splinters involvement in Art of Celebration conference, Charles Sturt University Bathurst

1

Undated

 

5

54

Letter to David from MUSE Magazine, regarding his level of satisfaction of advertising in magazine

1

Undated

 

5

54

Fax to David from Department of Communication and the Arts, regarding information session

1

19 February 1997

 

5

54

Letter of reference from David for Mar Buchnal, performer/director

1

Undated

 

5

54

Handwritten letter to David from “Lucie” (?illegible)

1

Undated

 

5

54

A4 Notebook: “David’s important list/’Dead Caucasians’/John Oakley/Issues for ‘Ethos’/Graham Henderson/The Last Days of the Cat”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Handwritten letter to David , no author

1

Undated

 

5

54

Letter to David from Joel Swadling, regarding short film “No Coffee, No Apple Pie”

1

5 November 1995

 

5

54

Handwritten letter to David from Patrick Troy, regarding “Revenger’s Tragedy”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Flier/invitation for “Daiquiri Day – Sarah and Paddy’s Birthday Party”

1

28 October

 

5

54

Letter to David (“Branson”) from Paul Argall, regarding insurance quote for damage to car following accident

1

2 June 1989

 

5

54

Handwritten draft of letter (in David’s handwriting?), written on flier for David and Gina Dow’s “Harness readings” event

1

Undated

 

5

54

Foolscap lecture pad: notes/contact details/grant applications towards Splinters production (title? Inspired by “Alice in Wonderland). Group CV, 1985-1988.

1

Undated

 

5

54

Black plastic-covered notepad (David’s?), regarding work with Graham Henderson and Louise Morris

1

Undated

 

5

54

Card to David from “Ana”

1

15 February 1994

 

5

54

Postcard to David (C/o Splinters), advertising nightclub, “Shed – A Place Where Men Can Dance” (Paige Gordon, creator)

1

Undated

 

5

54

Birthday card to David, no sender listed

1

Undated

 

5

54

Christmas card to David from  Peter Matthews of the Australia Council

1

Undated

 

5

54

Christmas card to David from “Ana”

1

December 1993

 

5

54

Card to David from “Your other half” (Libby?)

1

Undated

 

5

54

Handwritten phone messages and contacts regarding production “Mad Love”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Invitation to “A Moon Birthday Party – Penny – Clint – Katherine” (Sands-Hurrell-Pepper?)

1

23 June 1995

 

5

54

Christmas card to David from “Karen”

1

Undated

 

5

54

Christmas card “To the cast and crew of Splinters” from “Jodie B.”

1

8 December 1994

 

5

54

In envelope, handwritten letter to David from Mum

1

23 August 1988

 

5

54

In envelope, handwritten letter to David from “P – Lord Muck” (Patrick Troy?)

1

Undated

 

5

54

In envelope, handwritten letter to David from “Jodes B”

1

1 December 1994

 

5

52

A5 Exercise book: notes for production, “The Possessed”

1

August 2000

 

5

52

1980 Diary: David’s daily planner

1

5 January – 25 December 1980

 

5

52

1991 Diary: David’s daily planner

1

2 January – 1 July 1991

 

5

52

1993 Diary: David’s daily planner

1

4 January 1993-  1 January 1994

 

5

52

1994 Diary: David’s daily planner Also contains extensive contact list

1

1 January – 4 September 1994

 

5

52

1994 Diary: David’s daily planner

1

7 June – 30 December 1994

 

5

52

1996 Diary: David’s daily planner

1

2 January 1996 – 10 January 1997

 

5

52

1997 Diary: David’s daily planner

1

10 January – 23 December 1997

 

5

52

2001 Diary: David’s daily planner

1

2 January -22 December 2001

 

5

52

Purse-sized contact-list book; also contains several business cards Includes Canberra Independent Artists card, marking it as post-1997

1

Undated

 

5

52

Collins A5 Notebook: alphabetically-divided contact list, marked “Temple State Member’s Book”

1

Undated

 

5

52

Red-and-black notebook: assorted writings by David

1

30 May 1985 – 11 September 1987

 

5

52

Red-and-black notebook: diary and assorted writings by David

1

April-May 1987

 

5

52

Red-and-black notebook: diary assorted writings by David

1

22 October 1987 – 18 October 1988

 

5

52

Red-and-black notebook: diary assorted writings by David

1

21 June 1988 – 25 September 1989

 

5

52

Red-and-black notebook: diary and assorted writings by David

1

25 August 1989 – 22 January 1990

 

5

52

Red-and-black notebook: diary and assorted writings by David

1

6 March – 26 December 1990

 

5

52

Red-and-black notebook: diary and assorted writings by David

1

30 December 1997 – 24 June 1998

 

5

53

Red-and-black notebook: diary and assorted writings by David

1

17 January – 18 April 1988

 

5

53

Red-and-black notebook: diary and assorted writings by David

1

3 July 1991 – 16 February 1992

 

5

53

Red-and-black notebook: diary and assorted writings by David

1

19 July – 12 September 1993

 

5

53

Red-and-black notebook: diary and assorted writings by David

1

Undated

 

5

53

Heavily-marked photocopy of published script, pasted into black-and-red notebook, “Handkerchief of Clouds” by Tristan Tzara

1

Undated

 

5

53

Red-and-black notebook: front cover sticker – “Splinters – Village of Captive Souls”. Notes towards Terrace Sessions, Phoenix night

1

Undated

 

5

53

(Small) red-and-black notebook: diary and assorted writings by David

1

4 June 1992-        

 

5

53

(Small) red-and-black notebook: diary and assorted writings by David

1

8 April 1996

 

5

53

(Small) red-and-black notebook: diary and assorted writings by David

1

Undated

 

5

53

(Small) red-and-black notebook: diary and assorted writings by David

1

Undated

 

5

53

(Small) red-and-black notebook: diary and assorted writings by David

1

Undated

 

5

53

(Small) red-and-black notebook: diary and assorted writings by David

1

Undated

 

5

53

(Small) red-and-black notebook: diary and assorted writings by David

1

Undated

 

5

53

(Small) red-and-black notebook: diary and assorted writings by David

1

Undated

 

5

53

Heavily-marked photocopy of published script, pasted into oversized black-and-red notebook: “Agnes and Plod”

1

Undated

 

5

53

Heavily-marked photocopy of published script, pasted into oversized black-and-red notebook: “Revenger’s Tragedy”

1

Undated

 

5

53

1992 Diary: David’s daily planner

1

1 January – 22 December 1992

 

5

53

Collins A-Z Notebook: Contact list

1

Undated

 

5

53

Telephone/address contact-list book

1

Undated

 

5

53

Open-year diary Contains only one 6-page entry

1

29 January 1985

 

5

53

Spirax A4 ring-binder notebook: notes towards Splinters and Canberra Youth theatre meetings, Terrace Sessions

1

1 April – 20 May 1993

 

5

53

Large black cardboard folder: ‘Dance 100’ Composition calendar; drama logbook

1

1986

 

5

55

Spirax A4 Notebook: notes and sketches towards production – Summernats? Separate sets of notes at both ends of book

1

Undated

 

5

55

Black notebook: poem by David “written in dedication to P. Troy and Aktion Surreal in commonwealth park”

1

April 1992

 

5

55

Broken Spirax notebook: in red ink, letter by David to the Melbourne Times

1

Undated

 

5

55

Spirax A4 notebook: notes by David on “Steppenwolf” and “Byron Dangerously”

1

Undated

 

5

55

Spirax A4 notebook: notes on stream-of-consciousness writing, “Dream machine” (Khalil Juredeini), National Festival of Australian Theatre, “Offending the Audience”

1

Undated

 

5

55

Collins Notebook: Collection of personal ruminations and sketches Also contains loose collection of notes and a postcard

1

August 1982-

Doesn’t appear to be David’s handwriting - check this!

5

55

Invicta Diary 1991: David’s personal planner Also contains contact-list and forward planner for 1992

1

14 April – 31 December 1991

 

5

55

Spirax A4 notebook: notes on Melbourne Entertainment Collective Caravan of Artists Also contains loose collection of notes

1

Undated

 

5

55

In yellow envelope, 4 letters (1 typed, 3 handwritten) and two cards to David from Julia Mayer

1

14 July – 14 September 1992

 

5

55

Handwritten letter to “Branners” from “Graham” (Henderson?)

1

2 October 1991

 

5

55

Handwritten letter to “Branners” from “Graham” (Henderson?)

1

12 November 1991

 

5

55

Handwritten letter to “Dave” from “Graham” (Henderson?)

1

27 November 1991

 

5

55

In white envelope, handwritten letter to David from Margaret (“mum”)

1

1 May 1988

 

5

72

Bundle of loose plastic foolscap sheafs, tied together with white ribbon

1

 

5

72

1999 Diary: David’s daily planner

1

7 January – 23 December 1999

 

5

72

Notepad: David’s personal notebook

1

30 December 1999 – 10 January 2000

 

5

72

Blue notebook: “To Do” lists

1

30 January -

 

5

72

Floral notebook: Includes notes on working with graham Henderson; letter to mother and stepfather

1

Undated

CIA period, post-1997?

5

72

Plastic folder containing business cards and floppy discs

1

Undated

Some discs marked 2000/2001

5

72

Heavy black plastic folder: Collection of Splinters-related press releases/reviews/feature articles/advertisements/letters.

1

October 1990 – September 1992

 

5

72

Heavy black plastic folder: Collection of material on Sidewinder/Second Stage/ NRMA Insurance; letters from Canberra Youth theatre and the Performance Space Contains David’s Driver’s Licence

1

August 1995 – August 1996

 

5

73

David’s “Entertainer Ceremonies” pass-card for Sydney 2000 Olympic Games – laminated on a chain

1

September 2000

 

5

73

Card: “Thank you for your love and prayers at the time of David’s death”.

1

December 2001

 

5

73

Program for production, “Alice of Hearts” by Passages Theatre Company

1

16 March – 1 April, year?

 

5

73

Thank-you card to David from “the Sullivan girls”

1

Undated

 

5

73

Floppy discs – 1 marked ‘David’, 1 ‘Royal Court Application’; otherwise unlabelled

6

Undated

 

5

73

Flier for “Moorilla Museum Poetry Day” On reverse-side, poetic note by David, untitled and undated

1

Undated

 

5

73

Tied in white ribbon, 2 bundles of writings by David

2

 

5

73

“Sound and Fury” – the Gypsy Anthology

1

“First Published May 2000”

5

73

CD: Resource Collection 2000 “Ribbons of Steel”

1

2000

 

5

73

Diary 2000: David’s personal planner

1

1 January – 24 December 2000

 

5

73

In plastic sheafs, collections of cards, letters and invites to David

2

 

5

74

Work journals – David (1): “Ribbons of Steel work book”; “Jess G Youth Theatre”; “David Branson – The Possessed”; “David Branson – notebook”; “Old Familiar Juice”

5

Undated

 

5

74

Work journals – David (2): “ETHOS file”

1

2001

 

5

74

Work journals – David (3)

1

 

5

74

David Branson, “Personal archives and CV”

1

 

5

74

Company CVs (1)

1

 

5

74

Company CVs (2): Actually contains collection of loose business cards

1

Undated

 

5

74

Production notes – BHP: “Ribbons of Steel”

1

August-October 1999

 

5

74

“CIA – Misc, etc.”

1

 

5

74

Workshops

1

 

5

74

Black plastic ring-binder folder: letters and contact details regarding production, “TV Friends”

1

 

5

75

Recent Work 1:

1

 

5

75

Recent Work 2:

1

 

5

75

Recent Work 3:

1

 

5

75

Grant Applications:

1

 

5

75

David – Professional Practice:

1

 

5

76

CIA Reviews:

1

 

5

76

CIA Programs:

1

 

5

76

Photographs 1:

 

5

76

Photographs 2:

 

5

76

Photographs 3:

 

5

76

Photographs 4:

 

 

5

49

SPLINTERS Articles of Association, 22/03/1994 & 17/08/1994

 

5

49

Black Folder:

 

5

49

Certificate – “Director of the Centre for Australian Cultural Studies (Canberra) Congratulates David Branson for Receiving Honourable Mention in CACS National Awards”.  Individual category for “An Outstanding Contribution to Australian Culture 2000.” Awarded at presentation ceremony, Manning Clarke House Canberra, 19 January 2001.

 

5

49

David Branson: Application for the Royal Court 2001 Residency: “Damnable Stories from Dostoevsky – Statement of Intentions behind the Production”

 

5

Boxes 50-56

Performer-publicity photos of Louise Morris (David Branson’s de facto widow)

 

5

57

4-panel-length brown cardboard sheet (double-sided): “Cardboard Poem” by David Branson.

 

5

57

Spirax sketchbook, untitled (mostly drawings).

 

5

65

In blue shoebox, collection of unsorted photos – David and friends

1

Undated

 

6

29-34; 37

BOXES 29-34 and 37 CONTAIN MEDIA PUBLICATIONS/CLIPPINGS/FLYERS/PROGRAMS/PHOTOGRAPHS AND IMAGES DIVIDED INTO YEAR AND BY DAVID/OTHER

 

 

 

6

29

David-related media 1983-1985

1

 

 

6

29

David-related media 1986-1987

1

 

 

6

29

David-related media 1990-1991

1

 

 

6

29

David-related media 1992

1

 

 

6

29

David-related media 1993

1

 

 

6

29

David-related media 1994

1

 

 

6

29

David-related media1995

1

 

 

6

29

David-related media1996

1

 

 

6

29

David-related media1999

2

 

 

6

29

David-related media 2001

1

 

 

6

29

David-related media Undated

1

 

 

6

29

Bundled Postcards for production, “Demons”

1

 

 

6

30

Bundled Postcards for production, “Blue”

1

 

 

6

30

Bundled Postcards for production, “Punch”

1

 

 

6

30

Non-David-related media 1983

1

 

 

6

30

Non-David-related media 1984

1

 

 

6

30

Non-David-related media 1986

1

 

 

6

30

Non-David-related media 1987

1

 

 

6

30

Non-David-related media 1988

2

 

 

6

30

Non-David-related media 1989

3

 

 

6

31

Non-David-related media 1990

2

 

 

6

31

Non-David-related media 1991

1

 

 

6

31

Non-David-related media 1992

2

 

 

6

32

Non-David-related media1993

4

 

 

6

32

Non-David-related media 1994

2

 

 

6

32

Non-David-related media 1995

1

 

 

6

33

Non-David-related media 1996

1

 

 

6

33

Non-David-related media 1997

1

 

 

6

33

Non-David-related media 1998

2

 

 

6

33

Non-David-related media 2000

4 (1-4 of 5)

 

 

6

34

Non-David-related media 2001

1 (number 5 of 5)

 

 

6

34

Non-David-related media Undated

5 (1-5 of 7)

 

 

6

37

Non-David-related media Undated

2 (6-7 of 7)

 

 

6

37

Materials from Series 6 which belong elsewhere in the collection

1

 

 

6

38

Materials from Series 6 which belong elsewhere in the collection

 

 

6

38

Movie fliers (in red folder)

 

 

6

38

Photo-folder – Splinters 10th birthday at the Brickworks

1

1985?

 

6

38

Photo-folder – Splinters’ FAUST

1

 

 

6

38

Photo-folder – Splinters, miscellaneous negatives

1

 

 

6

39

Photo folder 1 – Proto-Splinters at Watson High

1

 

 

6

39

Photo folder 2 – Splinters at Adelaide Fringe/”Spontaneous Combustion”

1

1992

 

6

39

Photo folder 3 – Splinters in Newcastle

1

1986

 

6

39

Photo folder 4 – Splinters miscellaneous portraits; includes “set of Patrick and Dom doing some sort of Youth Theatre parade”

1

 

 

6

39

Photo folder 5 – CIA; excerpt from “Demons”? Melbourne?

1

C.1998

 

6

39

Photo folder 6 – Non-Splinters miscellaneous photos; includes Sidewinder, Black Sea Gentlemen

1

 

 

6

81

(Headed “Reviews” :)  Collection of press clippings (Canberra Times/Muse Magazine reviews for “Snuff Puppets”/”Second Scream”/”Fire and Meat”/”Howling in the Halls of Night”/”Gumboot Full of Blood”/”Utopia/Distopia”); press releases, fliers and other publicity materials (for both Splinters and Snuff Puppets); artistic report on “Utopia/Distopia”. Also contains letter to Splinters from English/Drama staff of Deniliquin High School, in thanks for time spent working with students (July 1994).  

1

 

MISSING FROM MATERIAL TRANSFERREDTO ACTHL

7

35-36

THEATRICAL AND POLITICAL DISCUSSION PAPERS/CREATIVE WRITING BY VAROUS AUTHORS: Boxes 35-36, 38-39, 40-41, 49, 57

 

Some of these boxes are shared with contents of Series 1 (box 40), Series 2 (box 41), Series 3 (box 49) and Series 6 (box 38)

7

35

Khalil Juredeini
Writings/drawings by K. Juredeini. Collected pieces mostly untitled.

1

 

Original copy of prose pieces

7

35

Kassandra and the Wolf – Margarita Karapanou

1

 

Photocopy of published poetry/prose pieces

7

35

(A Selection of Text From) Love Poems From a Border Town – Catherine Hassall

1

 

Collection of Pieces on ‘Punch and Judy’ pantomimes; includes script, “Punch”, By Geire Kami, Copyright 1999.

 35

Mary Magdalene – Author?

1

 

Excerpt of biography. Photocopy from published book.

7

35

Rum Punch – Compiled by John Alexander

1

 

Photocopy of poetry in 20 parts – published

7

35

 Patrick White – A Life - David Marr. (Pp. 250-253)

1

 

197-page novel in 19 parts; looks to be unpublished draft.

7

35

Snowstorm (For Kerstin/Malta) - Christopher Barnett. File also contains program for “Credo” by Aida Amirkhanian (11-19/06/1993)

1

 

 

7

35

Full Moon Dates In Red – Some of My Lives Back There - Arthur Blanksby

1

 

 

7

35

Program - Bloomsday at the National Library – Sunday, 20 June 1993; letter to D. Branson requesting participation as reader. Excerpt from “Ulysses”, James Joyce (pp. 600-607).

1

 

 

7

35

Why Can’t I Leave? 12 Popular Reasons for Staying in a Loveless Relationship - Michelle Bolitho. (Excerpt from publication “Solo- For the Individual”, pp. 8-9, 18-19; dates?) “Where Do You Go From Here?” (Part two, in unpublished form; marked pp. 7-13; again, undated.) Extracts – “Machina Cristallomantus”. (Collection of juxtaposed, philosophical quotes and interjections; 4 pages; dated 4 April, 1998; author?)

1

 

 

7

35

The Boy and the Wolf: prose excerpt; 4 photocopies of page 161; no author listed.

1

 

 

7

35

The Story of the Development of Upset:  3 photocopies of published cartoon (in four parts); no authors, dates or publication listed.

1

 

 

7

35

Mormons in Space: George Caffentzis and Silvia Federici; article on the nature of “space travel”, excerpt from “Anti-Authoritarians Anonymous” (published Eugene, Oregon, undated); 2 photocopies of pages 54-55.

1

 

 

7

35

What’d Ya Do To Get It? : Janet Restino; single photocopy of published song lyrics; undated, source unidentifiable.

1

 

 

7

35

Solidarity Forever/Political Lesson: Pam Parker; single photocopy of published poems; undated, source unidentifiable.

1

 

 

7

35

Probing the Planets: Single photocopy, page 10 of unidentified source; undated, no authors listed.

1

 

 

7

35

Jesus the Man: Barbara Thiering, author? Photocopied chapters from published book, “Chapter 17 – Mary Magdalene”; “Chapter Eighteen –Miraculous Feedings and Walking on Water”. Stapled collection also includes photocopied poem, “Let Me Die a Young Man’s Death” by Roger McGough (from pp. 96-97 of “The Mersey Sound” – collection of poems?); photocopied poems “Thirty-Six” and “Sixty” (no authors or publications listed); two photocopied pages of prose by Paul Bowles, source unidentified (pp. 16-17); “The Exploding Sardine”, unpublished, single-page photocopy of  prose piece on Hindu mythology.

 

 

7

35

The Blowfly: Marc Stomper; single, large-sized photocopy of published poem; no dates or publication listed.

 

 

7

35

Ah Pook – The Book of Breeething: collection of photocopied cartoons and visual graphics; no authors, dates or publications listed.

 

 

7

35

Canonizing Australia: The Case of Peter Carey, by Luc Herman. Photocopied pages 108-115of published book, “The Work of Hugh Clifford” by H.M.J Maier.

1

 

Looks to be an original, unpublished.

7

35

Chi Yuan – Historical Background and biographical material: Dual photocopies of excerpts from published book “Li Sao”, on the life of Middle Kingdom political leader Chi Yuan; pp. 9-77; no dates or authors listed. Includes chapters: “The Historical Background”; “The Life of Chi Yuan”; “Who is Chi Yuan?”; “Encountering Sorrows – An Elegy”.  

1

 

Published by small press, Abreaction Books.

7

35

“Lucy Cranky” – Selected Poems 1981 and 1990: Collection of poems written in London, Adelaide and Melbourne.

1

 

Original collection of prose in unpublished form.

7

35

The Brand New Dharma Bums - A Novel, by Michael Dargaville. (Also contains “Creative Resume of Michael Dargaville”.)

1

 

Original.

7

35

Stories by Gina Dow. Contains: “The German Bar”; “Jack of Diamonds”; “Adam’s Ruins”; “The Cat”; “Air”; “Gold”; “Pomme de Lune”; “The African Club”; “Chicken Theatre”; “A Carpeting”; “Flowers Are Competitive”; “The Tiny Man”.

1

 

Original.

7

35

Spit It Out – Sponsored by the Gypsy Bar, Produced by Spacefish. Community newsletter and collection of poems.

1

 

 

7

35

Two Poems, by Megan Elliott and Gerald Keaney. Published by Ern Malley Press.

 

 

7

35

Drama Reviews: “Drama Review T76” and “Drama Review T81”. Two bundled, photocopied collections of published excerpts from “Drama Review” journal. Varied subjects, various authors.  

1

 

 

7

36

Breath of Life – Moments in Transit Towards Aboriginal Sovereignty: Original publication of photographs and poems by Kevin Gilbert (1933-1993) and (Eleanor Williams); program for Canberra Contemporary Artspace Touring Exhibition (of same name?). (Inscribed in front cover, “To David”.) Also contains photocopy of article, “Aboriginal Painting: Identity and Authenticity”, by Elizabeth Burns Coleman; from Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Fall 2001 (inscribed “To David, with love – E”).

1

 

 

7

36

Laurie Aitkens: Large post-pack containing 1 Spirax notebook entitled “Field notes and Philosophy (and Andrew Freer’s sketches)” (handwritten poems; acquittal for Splinters project, “Crowd Theory”; drawings). Also contains large collection of loose-leaf poems and prose marked by “L. Aitkens” (as well as two pieces of mail for L.Aitkens).  

1

 

 

7

36

Maxims of Le Duc de La Rochefocauld: Published, pocket-sized book of quotations.

1

 

 

7

36

Form Guide (Since 1983): Original of free magazine detailing gig dates and featuring articles on musical groups. Inscribed to “David, with love from Geoffy” (Hinchcliffe, of P-Harness?)

1

 

 

7

36

Streams of/Nowhere Left to Stand/blood sex: Three collections of poems by Neil Freeman; self-published?

1

 

 

7

36

Collections of Haiku and “Classic Love Poetry”: Mostly photocopies, though some handwritten (and original printings) exist. Also contains letter to D. Branson from Youth Performing Arts Australia.

1

 

 

7

36

‘David/G. Henderson’: Collection of writings by (and correspondence between) David Branson and Graham Henderson.

1

 

 

7

36

“I Don’t Move, I Don’t Scream, My Voice Is Gone”: Photocopied material (poetry, prose, bios) by and about Dario Fo and Franca Rame; includes photographs.

1

 

 

7

36

“Three Cheers for Civilisation”, by Peter Lyssiotis: Published book of photographs with poetic/descriptive captions. Published by Champion Books.

1

 

 

7

36

“New French Feminisms”: Photocopied poetry by Francoise Parturier/Luce Irigarey/Helene Cixous. Collection of plays by Lally Katz, with accompanying letter from author to D. Branson. Prose piece: “A GMH Morning” by Tom Kenneally.

1

 

 

7

36

“The Sham Cabaret – By Gack R. Slant”: Original collection of poems and images (photos/drawings) by Grant R. McCracken.

1

 

 

7

36

“Men’s Liberation”: Photocopy from book of “Chapter 1 – Intellect”.

1

 

 

7

36

Meyerhold: Photocopy of entire book, “The Theatre of Meyerhold – Revolutions on the Modern Stage”. Also contains photocopied excerpts of “Voice in Modern Theatre” by Jacqueline Martin; “Overcoming Masculine Oppression in Mixed Groups” by Moyer, Kokopeli, Tuttle, Lakey and Averill; “Pan Theatre – Some Mythological Gossip” by Enrique Pardo (Spring 1993); “Martha and Mary Raise Consciousness from the Dead”, by Michele Roberts.

1

 

Original copy

7

36

“Thomas Middleton”: Photocopy of “Introduction – the Author” from book on Middleton. No dates or author captured.

1

 

 

7

36

“We Are Australia”-  Anne Marie Mykta: “A Collection of Poems and Writings Based on Conversations and Interviews Relating to the Adelaide Folklorists’ Society WORLD SHOWCASE CONCERT Her Majesty’s Theatre Saturday 14 September 1991”. (Inscribed, “To David, with Love – Anne-Marie”.)

1

 

 

7

36

“Southerly Buster – One Night North of Steeltown”: Photocopied draft of a novel by Simone Penkethman.

1

 

 

7

36

“People (Menschen) Australia (Australien)”: Photocopied program for a photographic exhibition by Robert Ern-Yuan Guth

1

 

 

7

36

“Photographs by Katherine Pepper”: Photocopied program for exhibition at Photospace Gallery

1

 

 

7

36

25 Years of Performance Art in Australia: Original program for touring exhibition organised by Ivan Dougherty Gallery.

1

 

 

7

36

Jean-Paul Sartre on theatre: Photocopy of entire book, “Sartre on Theatre” – Documents assembled, edited introduced and annotated by Michel Contat and Michel Rybalka; translated from the French by Frank Jellinek.

1

 

 

7

38

Ingo Schulze: Collection of Schulze’s official publicity, writings and translations as part of his work for the Goethe Institut, Canberra.

 

 

7

39

“Theatre Arts magazine, 1940s: Two original copies of “Theatre Arts”, August 1946 (Volume XXX, No. 8); March 1949 (Vol. XXXIII, No. 2).

 

 

5

40

Photos and proof-sheets (productions and personal) in ring-binder, foolscap plastic sheets and commercially-used packets. Shows include “Piper”, “I, Fool of Fortune”. Folders also contain some media for “Demons”.

1

 

Also contains drawing-sketches and contact details

5

40

Loose, unidentified photos; some ID tags (Driver’s license, Rusden College, Sydney Olympics 2000)

1

 

 

7

40

Script sketches: Crowd Theory/Endgame

1

 

 

7

40

Untitled poetry portfolio; discussion paper – “The Debate Over Child Endowment in the 1920s”; untitled discussion paper on Jewish history.

 

 

7

40

Photocopied articles: “Aquarius the Water Bearer” (from “Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs”); “Thirteen Choruses for the Divine Marquis” (photocopied article also bears note to David from Gavin); “Body” by A. Artaud; 

 

 

7

40

Excerpt of untitled, original script (characters Leon and John), pp. 68-86.

 

 

7

40

Excerpt of untitled, original script (characters Pedro and Castro); also contains short script entitled “Beach” (characters ‘man’ and ‘woman’).

 

 

7

40

“A Crime” – author? Complete unpublished prose manuscript.

4

 

 

7

40

Extracts of published poetry, including: “Cherish”; “Late Fragment”; “You Don’t Know What Love Is (An Evening with Charles Bukowski)”; “Echoes of Ruby Dark” (by Daniel Keene).

1

 

 

7

40

Unlabelled scripts and prose excerpts

1

 

 

1

41

Handwritten/typed notes towards script; includes scene-list/outline and brief letters to Tim/David/Libby/Dog.

 

 

2

41

Other contents of Box 41 located in Series 2 (See earlier in list)

 

 

7

57

“Love Songs To Welcoming Shores”: Collection of prose and paintings in large plastic spiral folder

 

 

7

57

“Ribbons of Steel” Cantata – Music by Phillip Rutherford/Words by Brian Joyce: Sheet-music in plastic spiral folder

 

 

7

57

“Love Song in Asia Minor” – Photocopied collection of poetry in blue spiral folder

 

 

7

57

Spirax Sketchbook – Coloured drawings/notes towards production?

 

 

7

57

“Cardboard Poem” – Four double-sided squares of brown cardboard, fold-out to become one long poem

 

 

7

49

Printed Books:

1

 

 

7

49

“Agente Americano”

1

 

 

7

49

“Man and the Movies” – W.R Robinson

1

 

 

7

49

“The Film Sense” – Sergei Eisenstein

1

 

 

7

49

“Film” – Samuel Beckett

1

 

 

7

49

“Torch Song Trilogy  -Plays” – Harvey Fierstein

1

 

 

7

49

“Catalogue – 2nd Australian Feminist Book Fortnight (6-22 Sept. 1991)”

1

 

 

7

49

“The Films of Marlon Brando” – Bruce Braithwaite

1

 

 

7

49

“Diaghliev’s Ballets Russes” – Lynn Garafola

1

 

 

7

49

“The Company We Keep – Resource Information Booklet For Lesbians and Gay Men” – Produced by the Community Research Action Centre

1

 

 

7

49

“William Buckland, F.R.S (1784-1856) and an Oxford Geological Lecture, 1823” – J.M Edmonds

1

 

 

7

49

“Marlon Brando” – Alan Frank

1

 

 

7

49

“U2: Rattle and Hum”

1

 

 

7

49

“Federico Fellini” – Francesco Tornabene

 

 

7

57

Collection of reviews; correspondence (both personal and official, eg. Centrelink, RTA); invoices.

 

 

7

57

1 Postpak cylinder: “Golden Wedding Dinner” (6 sheets); “Brickworks map”

 

 

7

57

Prose and photographs in oversized ring-binder: “Love Songs To Welcoming Shores” – text/images Clint Hurrell & Phil Olive; 1988 (self-published?)

 

 

7

57

Sheet music in oversized ring-binder: “Ribbons of Steel Cantata for Brass Band and Choir” – Music, Phillip Rutherford; words, Brian Joyce; copyright, 1999. (Funding from Australia Council for the Arts, Festivals Australia and BHP.)

 

 

7

57

Blue ring-bound book of assorted prose pieces, including “Love Song in Asia Minor”; “Love Songs for Comrade Lenin”. No authors listed.

 

 

8

43-48, 58-64, 77-81

AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS

 

 

8

43

43: David Branson Recordings of shows and sessions

1

 

 

8

44

44: David Branson Shows and workshops

 

 

8

45

45: Recordings

 

 

8

46

46: David Branson Recordings

 

 

8

47

47: Splinters Recordings

 

 

8

48

48: Splinters Recordings

 

 

 

 

8

43

P-Harness at Heaven night-club (X2 SVHS)

2

10/11/1994

 

8

43

“Sam I Am” –Roving camera original X1 VHS)

1

06/11/??

 

8

43

Last Terrace Session - (X3 SVHS)

3

Wednesday, October 26, 1994

 

8

43

Kariffe (Hope St) – (X1 SVHS)

1

07/03/94

 

8

43

Free Fourke at Double Ecks – (X1 VHS)

1

13/02/94

 

8

43

Dialogue with Mad Women/ Beggar’s Opera Pt. 1 (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

43

CIA Presents BLUE (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

43

SHORT CUTS 1993 (tape-recording of Altman film?) (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

43

Michael Collins (Melvyn Bragg interviews Neil Jordan)/Mad Bomber in Love (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

43

Winter Madness - 1st night (VHS dub from Hi8 camera original)

1

 

 

8

43

Dragon Boat (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

43

Karaoke (episode 3)/Cold Lazarus (episode 1) (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

43

Spitting Chips DB ’07 (Wodonga) (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

43

Hay-Wodonga DB (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

43

Canberra Youth Theatre (X2 SVHS) – tape 1 labelled ‘9’, tape 2 ‘10’)

2

 

 

8

43

DEMONS -Car Crash Sequence (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

43

PIPER AT THE GATES OF HELL – Canberra, October 1994; Hong Kong November 1994 (X1VHS)

1

October-November 1994

 

8

43

Tim Barrass – Recycle Dub (X1 Betacam tape)

1

 

 

8

44

Andrea Lamb SBS/On the Road (master teaser, 3 min; 1990) (X1 Betacam tape)

1

1990

 

8

44

BOX ALSO CONTAINS X 1 VHS HEAD-CLEANING TAPE.

1

 

 

8

44

The Wish List (45 minutes)/Protest footage (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

44

Rage programmed by DEVO (X1 VHS)

1

10/04/98

 

8

44

Fo (labelled ‘2’) (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

44

Eat Carpet – DV8 rock-clips (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

44

EARTH (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

44

When I am Old, I Shall Wear Purple (X1 VHS)

1

12-13/10/1995

 

8

44

Albert Camus documentary (Backberner – 30/03/01) (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

44

Commercial videotapes:

 

 

8

44

BUS STOP – Marilyn Monroe

1

 

 

8

44

SUNSHINE – Ralph Fiennes

1

 

 

8

44

BARFLY – Mickey Rourke

1

 

 

8

44

10-minute tape labelled “Photo Access??” (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

44

The Oracle (X4 VHS): Camera Original (#3); VHS Dub of camera original (1-3; tape 3 also contains Hi-8 Lushun Tan material)

4

 

 

8

44

Second Stage (X2 VHS) (1/3/??):  Camera original, 3 hrs; cam. orig, 7 min.

2

 

 

8

44

Diary of A Dwarf (17/3/1997) (X4 VHS): 1) Street Theatre, camera 2; 2) WIN News, 5/3/97; 3) “videotape reel”; 4) TV previews.

4

 

 

8

45

Diary of a Dwarf (X 4 SVHS-C): Camera 1 (X2), camera 2 (X2)

4

 

 

8

45

10 X U-MATIC  tapes, unlabelled (note on Gavin’s list says, “shows and sessions”)

1 X SONY-KCS20 tape, labelled “Navigation System”

10

 

 

8

45

Audiocassettes:

 

 

8

45

David Branson (X2)

2

 

 

8

45

The Man Who Plays on His Fingers (X 1)

1

 

 

8

45

“Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weil” (Vol. 1 & 2)

1

 

 

8

45

Marianne Faithful, “Blazing Away” (X1)

1

 

 

8

45

Viva Verdi (X1)

1

 

 

8

45

“Mavra/Renard – D. Branson” (X1)

1

 

 

8

45

“David – A Gift, 1990” (X1)

1

 

 

8

45

Rossini – La Ciambale di Matrimonia (X1)

1

 

 

8

45

Bad Andy/Beat at the Cinecitta (X1)

1

 

 

8

45

Short Season/An Ordinary Day (x1)

1

 

 

46

Master Q & A’s – Delhi, 26/04/86 (X1)

1

 

 

8

46

My Bloody Valentine – Loveless/Isn’t Anything (X1)

1

 

 

8

46

Untitled

3

 

 

8

46

2 X UCA60 Broadcast videocassettes, unlabelled

2

 

 

8

46

3 X VHS tapes, unlabelled

3

 

 

8

46

1 X VHS tape – “‘Untamo‘, 22 min.  – Andrew Sneddon”

1

 

 

8

47

Poetry at Chats – Australian Poetry Live, Volume 1 (X1 CD)

1

 

 

8

47

Paul Mac - Endorphin, Live at the Wireless (X1 CD)

1

November 2001

 

8

47

SPLINTERS Faust Source1 (X1 SVHS) - 1995

1

1995

 

8

47

SPLINTERS Faust Source 2 (X1 SVHS) – 1995

1

1995

 

8

47

SPLINTERS Faust Source 3 (X1 SVHS) – 1995

1

1995

 

8

47

SPLINTERS Faust Source 4 (X1 SVHS) – 1995

1

1995

 

8

47

SPLINTERS Faust Source 6 (X1 SVHS) – 1995

1

1995

 

8

47

Faust Sitsky Master Edit (X1 SVHS) - 1995

1

1995

 

8

47

Faust TV Commercial Master Edit (X1 SVHS) – 1995

1

1995

 

8

47

SPLINTERS Duck Seasoning 14/12/95 (X1 SVHS) – 1995

1

1995

 

8

47

Cathedral of Flesh 27/2/92 (X1 UMATIC) – 1992

1

1992

 

8

47

Cathedral of Flesh 27/2/92 & 28/2/92 (X1 UMATIC) – 1992

1

1992

 

8

47

Cathedral of Flesh 28/2/92 & 1/3/92 (X1 UMATIC) – 1992

1

1992

 

8

47

Untitled CES (X1 UMATIC) – 1992

1

1992

 

8

47

Untitled 3 (167-KCS20)

1

 

 

8

47

SPLINTERS Dawn (X1 Betacam SP)

1

 

 

8

47

SPLINTERS Gadflys Soundtrack (X1 Betacam SP)

1

 

 

8

47

NFAT Opening Night Ceremony (X1 Betacam SP)

1

 

MISSING FROM MATERIAL TRANSFERREDTO ACTHL

 8

48

B Roll 4 Insert Only 20m (X1 Betacam SP)

17 x VHS
12 x beta
3 x VHSC
2 x Hi 8
7 x audio cassette
1 x DAT
1 x Maxell audio tape
3 x film reels

 

 

 8

 48

SPLINTERS Wagga 94 Tape 2 (X1 Betacam SP) - 1994

 1

1994

 

8

48

Splinters Recordings

1

 

 

8

48

 Stray Toasters (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

48

Flesh (28 & end 27) (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

48

Fiasco & Davros by SPLINTERS – Wife Trouble (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

48

Fiasco 1/Of Mice, Men and Las Meninas 3 Minds – SPLINTERS (X1 VHS) – 1990

1

1990

 

8

48

Video screen Tape 1 hour (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

48

VHS Copy Documentary Tape 1 (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

48

Utopia/Dystopia Capital TV Commercial (X1 VHS) – 1995

1

1995

 

8

48

SPLINTERS 27/9/86 (X1 VHS) – 1986

1

1986

 

8

48

3/9/93 Act 2 Tape 2 1/3/93 (X1 VHS) -1993

1

1993

 

8

48

Tape 3 4/9/93 non-stop 1st show 2nd half Sat (X1 VHS) – 1993

1

1993

 

8

48

VHS Copy Tape 2 (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

48

SPLINTE#RS – HIST David’s video for Cry Stinking Fish (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

48

Tape 4 First show set shots (SPLINTERS Box- Raw Cheleyev?) Film 2B Farm (X1 VHS)

1

3/9/93

 

8

48

Unlabelled – “Set, Farm, Rise” (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

48

“SPLINTERS” (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

48

The Four Twins Saturday 8pm #2 PAL (X1 VHS)

1

 

 

8

48

Patrick Troy in THIRST Aug 93 (X1 VHS) – 1993

1

1993

 

8

48

“SPLINTERS 3” (X1 BETA)

1

 

 

8

48

“SPLINTERS 4” (X1 BETA)

1

 

 

8

48

Master ’Hilaritatis’ (X1 BETA) – 1991

1

1991

 

8

48

Hilaritatis Tape #1 Head On (X1 BETA) – 1991

1

1991

 

8

48

Hilaritatis Tape #2 Head On (X1 BETA) – 1991

1

1991

 

8

48

Hilaritatis Tape #3 Head On (X1 BETA) -1991

1

1991

 

8

48

Hilaritatis Tape #1 Right (X1 BETA) – 1991

1

1991

 

8

48

Hilaritatis Tape #3 Right (X1 BETA) – 1991

1

1991

 

8

48

Hilaritatis Tape #1 Left (X1 BETA) – 1991

1

1991

 

8

48

Hilaritatis Tape #2 Left (X1 BETA) – 1991

1

1991

 

8

48

Hilaritatis Tape #3 Left (8) (X1 BETA) – 1991

1

1991

 

8

48

Hilaritatis Cut/Away (9) (X1 BETA) – 1991

1

1991

 

8

48

SPLINTERS Opera House Tape 1 (X1 VHSC) – 1993

1

1993

 

8

48

SPLINTERS Opera House Tape 2 (Thirst) (X1 VHSC) – 1993

1

1993

 

8

48

Opera House Lushun (X1 Hi8) – 1993

1

1993

 

8

48

MIDDLE SPLINTERS 05 (X1 Hi8)

1

 

 

8

48

Autogeddon Wed 15/10/97 (X1 Hi8) – 1997

1

1997

 

8

48

Autogeddon Thu 16/10/97 (X1 Hi8) – 1997

1

1997

 

8

48

Autogeddon Fri 17/10/97 Radio Soundtrack (X1 Hi8) – 1997

1

1997

 

8

48

Autogeddon Sat 18/10/97 Radio Soundtrack (X1 Hi8)-  1997

1

1997

 

8

48

“Show II” (X1 Hi8) – 1997

1

1997

 

8

48

Thirst (X1 VHSC)

1

 

 

8

48

Audio Cassettes:

1

 

 

8

48

Partial copy of AUTOGEDDON Soundtrack (X2)

2

 

 

8

48

FAUST – Larry Sitsky Rehearsal

1

 

 

8

48

AUTOGEDDON – Live Pleasance Theatre

1

 

 

8

48

BOX 48 ALSO CONTAINS LOOSE-LEAF FOLDER OF SHOT-LISTS; MEDIA CONTACT LIST; SOUND-REEL, SPLINTERS “TAIL OUT” MUSIC/Voice!!

1

 

 

8

58

C.A.T. Knut and Daniel – Community Videothon with Lushun Hi8 Fairlight Mix 1995 VHS

 1

1995

 

8

58

Cathedral of Flesh 1992 VHS

 1

1992

 

8

58

Cathedral of Flesh Adelaide Fest 1992. Flowers of Gold Kingston Bus Depot Dec 1992 VHS

 1

1992

 

8

58 

Dragon Boat: Dreams of Better World 1993 VHS

2

1993

 

8

 58

Dragon Boat Festival: Dreams of Better World Opening Ceremony 1993 VHS

1993

 

8

 58

Faust - 1. TV Commercial. Poodles. Music master for Intro. 1996 SVHS

1996

 

8

 58

Faust - 3. Poodle/costumes (dur 20:13). Interview with Kate 1996 SVHS

1996

 

8

58

Faust - 4. Studio Interviews #4 1996 SVHS

1

1996

 

8

58

Faust - 5. Studio interview #2 1996 SVHS

1

1996

 

8

58

Faust - 7. A session with Larry #11996 SVHS

1

1996

 

8

58

Faust – Show 1996 SVHS

1

1996

 

8

58

Faust - Show (ext). Show (interior). Show (ext/fin) 1996 SVHS

1

1996

 

8

58

Faust Interior/Ext Rehearsals 1996 SVHS

1

1996

 

8

58

Faust rehearsals for TV. Rimbaud 2 1996 SVHS

1

1996

 

8

58

Faust Rough Cut for SBS 1996 VHS

1

1996

 

8

58

Faust - 2 TV Commercial. Ian at Desk. Interview – Kate 1996 SVHS

1

1996

 

8

58

Faust - 8. Larry #2. Unknown - Hospital Recon. Cthulu Stuff. 1996 SVHS

1

1996

 

8

58

Guardians of the Concourse + Gadflys and Chrissie Parrot 1993 VHS

1

1993

 

8

58

Gumboot Full of Blood/No Tickee No Shirtee/Cry Stinking Fish 1988 VHS

1

1988

 

8

58

Knut - Asylum 21/4/95 VHS dub of Hi8 cam orig. 2 hrs 25 mins 1995 VHS

1

1995

 

8

58

Knut - Yellow Thing - VHS Dub of Hi-8 Cam Orig. 1995 VHS

1

1995

 

8

58

Knut - Yellow Thing Camera Original 8/5/95 1995 Hi8

1

1995

 

8

58

Knut Asylum Cam Orig #1 1995 Hi8

1

1995

 

8

58

Knut Asylum Cam Orig #2 1995 Hi8

1

1995

 

8

58

Knut at CATV - 1 Hr 3 mins 20 secs, 2. Straight to You (Nick Cave) 1995 VHS

1

1995

 

8

59

Machine War X Productions 13 Mar 93 1992 VHS

1

1992

 

8

59

Machine War X Productions 1992 VHS

1

1992

 

8

59

Morganna Le Fey from Flowers of Gold 1992 VHS

1

1992

 

8

59

Mysteries - Dub from cam orig (6 x 45 mins) 1996 VHS

1

1996

 

8

59

National Festival of Australian Theatre – Splinters 1994 VHS

1

1994

 

8

59

SPLINTERS 1994 VHS

1

1994

 

8

59

NFAT Splinters Show 2000 VHS

1

2000

 

8

59

Olympic Opening Ceremony Part 1 2000 VHS

1

2000

 

8

59

Olympic Opening Ceremony Part 2 2000 VHS

1

2000

 

8

59

Scape "Goat" 1992 VHS

1

1992

 

8

59

Splinters - Mysteries 1x30 13/3/96 1996 VHS

1

13/3/96

 

8

59

Splinters Promo (?) (10th anniversary poster box label, tape unlabelled) VHS

1

 

 

8

59

Splinters and Terrace Sessions - In Tristis Hilarious/Censorship of Hysteria/Desperate Acts/Family Voices/Filthy Lucre 1992/1994 VHS

1

 

 

8

59

Splinters Guardians of the Concourse - Canberra Theatre 1993 SVHS

1

 

 

8

59

Splinters Inc - Hybrid Arts supporting material 14 Mins VHS

1

 

 

8

59

Splinters Inc - Hybrid Arts supporting material 14 Mins SVHS

1

 

 

8

59

Splinters Long Time Earth View Gone - Juredeini. Fragged Mentations from the Welter VHS

1

 

 

8

59

Splinters Mutter Courage Procession promo 1991 VHS

1

 

 

8

59

Splinters Promo VHS

1

 

 

8

59

Splinters promo 15 mins /Techno Jam 10 mins VHS

1

 

 

8

59

Splinters Promotion 1996 SVHS

1

 

 

8

60

Splinters The Sequence SVHS Transfer 14/2/95 Rehearsal and Take 1995 VHS

1

 

 

8

60

Splinters Wagga  94 Hi 8 Transfer 1994 VHS

1

 

 

8

60

Terrace Session 12/10/94 Camera Original Client: David Branson 1994 SVHS

1

 

 

8

60

Terrace Session 12/10/94 VHS dub of camera original 1994 VHS

1

 

 

8

60

Terrace Session 12/10/94 VHS dub of camera original 1994 VHS

1

 

 

8

60

The Last Terrace Session October 1994 Running Time : Approx 60 min c David Branson 1994 Video by David Ferguson 1994 VHS

1

 

 

8

60

The Last Terrace Session Wed Oct 26 1994 Camera Original #1 1994 VHS

1

 

 

8

60

The Last Terrace Session Wed Oct 26 1994 Camera Original #2 1994 SVHS

1

 

 

8

60

The Oracle Camera Original Tape #1 1994 SVHSC

 

 

8

60

The Oracle Camera Original Tape #2 1994 SVHSC

 

 

8

60

The Oracle Camera Original Tape #4 1994 SVHSC

 

 

8

60

The Oracle Camera Original Tape #5 1994 SVHSC

 

 

8

60

The Second Scream by Graham Henderson performed by Pure Theatre March 1995 1993 VHS

 

 

8

60

Thirst 2/9/93 (1/2 too dark) 4/9/93 1st half TAPE 1 1993 VHS

 

 

8

60

Thirst is a place… Splinters at EPIC Tape 4 3/9/93 1st Show Set Shots 1993 VHS

 

 

8

60

Utopia/Distopia 1 1994 VHS

 

 

8

60

Utopia/Distopia 2 1994 VHS

 

 

8

60

Utopia/Distopia Fireworld 2. Finale. 1994 SVHSC

 

 

8

60

Utopia/Distopia Rehearsals 1994 SVHSC

 

 

8

61

Utopia/Distopia TV Commercial 1994 VHS

 

 

8

61

Utopia/Distopia Waterworld 1994 SVHSC

 

 

8

61

Godot VHS

 

 

8

61

A Different Light at Best of Foley’s 3/8/00 (Eric and Rob/ Klare with a K/ Clare ‘n Libby VHS

 

 

8

61

The Sequence (Offline edit), April 16 2000 1 VHS

 

 

8

61

OUR PLACE – Duration 44’22 VHS

 

 

8

61

Scape Inc – Glenn Dickson (CIA) VHS

 

 

8

61

Thames Bond 0055 In GREENFINGER VHS

 

 

8

61

What We Talked About When We Talked About Love 2/2/92 (“David’s Copy!”) VHS

 

 

8

61

Playhouse Farewell (Dub from camera original) Hi-Fi VHS

 

 

8

61

Special Request by Jazzxchange Music and Dance Co. (Dir. Henry Letts) VHS

 

 

8

61

Perfect Day August 1997 VHS

 

 

8

61

GP/Far From the Madding Crowd (taped off TV?) VHS

 

 

8

61

Jabberwocky, Cactus, Landed, (H2O)3, Caution, Sport and Porn, Virus - by Erth (Environmentally Recycled Theatre) VHS

 

 

8

61

Mann and Katz – Kissing Transvestite and TV Friends VHS

 

 

8

61

Henrik the Jansenist/Suicide by Hallucination, 28/10/1992 (“Copy for David Branson”) VHS

 

 

8

61

57 (marked “David’s”) VHS

 

 

8

62

Ronald Ribman’s “Journey of the Fifth Horse” (Directed for Canberra Repertory Theatre by Tessa Bremner; co-starring David Branson) VHS

 

 

8

62

The Crucible – Dickson College, June 2001 (marked “Fiona Cage”) VHS

 

 

8

62

Kissing Through Veils VHS

 

 

8

62

RJC Promotional Tape – The Brix at St Matthew’s, Brixton Hill London SW21JF VHS

 

 

8

62

SKA TV Presents “Melbourne Rising| - Protest Against World Economic Forum, September 2000” VHS

 

 

8

62

Atlantic Records (doc.)/”September Songs” VHS

 

 

8

62

Opera Project Inc. In “The Berlioz – Our Vampires, Our Selves” – Performance Space, Sydney September 1997 VHS

 

 

8

62

First Take – Short films (“Loan copy only – Please return to the Globe Film Co.) VHS

 

 

8

62

Omnicon Digital – Key No. Sidewinder VHS

 

 

8

62

The Mad Woman of Chaillot - CADS 1992 VHS

 

 

8

62

Loverboy VHS

 

 

8

62

Flashes (working title) VHS

 

 

8

62

Glenn Dickson – Images in Response to The Possessed VHS

 

 

8

62

Golden Grove Preview (Simon Cooper) VHS

 

 

8

62

The Ham Funeral VHS

 

 

8

62

Joe Woodward on Brecht – Workshop for CIA, 11 and 12 July, 1988 VHS

 

 

8

62

Extracts from Graham Henderson’s “The Glass War”, Rusden College VHS

 

 

8

62

Don Giovanni 15/1/1994 Palsonic VHS

 

 

8

63

David Branson CIA – The Possessed Proposal VHS

 

 

8

63

David Branson and Jean-Paul Sartre Present NO EXIT – ANU Drama Lab, August 1992 Hi Fi VHS

 

 

8

63

The Double Bill (24/10/00) Ten Capital News VHS

 

 

8

63

“Karrife and Fork” (“Eat Carpet-  French/Indian movie”) VHS

 

 

8

63

GUTSTRINGS VHS

 

 

8

63

MacBett – December 19, 1991 (“David’s copy”) VHS

 

 

8

63

The Thousand Mile Stare – Brett Daffy, 1997 Choreographic Centre Fellowship, VHS

 

 

8

63

Sexy Girls, Sexy Appliances VHS

 

 

8

63

Medea For Voices (Dir. Yvonne Webber) November 1994 VHS

 

 

8

64

Shadow House Pits Presents an Overview of Productions 1995-1999/CIA - The Devils VHS

 

 

8

64

Old Familiar Juice – Season at the Street 2000 VHS

 

 

8

64

The Sinister Urge Presents “Holy Mountain” VHS

 

 

8

64

The Sequence – VHS Dub of Camera Original 16/10/1994 VHS

 

 

8

64

Falstaff - Verdi  VHS

 

 

8

64

“Meat” (dir. David Branson) and “Fire” (dir. Jane Refshaige) by Graham Henderson -  La Mamas, 7/10/01 VHS

 

 

8

64

Residue – Experimental Short Film Compile (Duration 58’26”) 10/10/01 VHS

 

 

8

64

A Flea in Her Ear VHS

 

 

8

64

Pentagram VHS

 

 

8

64

Raw Comedy ’97 – Uncut version 7/4/97 (Iain Smith and Sara Vancea with Denise Scott Intro) 1 ABC Broadcasting VHS

 

 

8

64

Pierrot Le Fou VHS

 

 

8

64

50 (“David’s”) VHS

 

 

8

64

Il Matrimonio Segreto – Cimarosa (February 1998)/Heinrich Heine, I Fool of Fortune – Jonathon Lees (November 1997) CIA STOPERA VHS

 

 

8

64

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahogany-  Salzburg Festival 1998 VHS

 

 

8

64

“Deni I Coota 1 and 2 – 06/DB 03” VHS

 

 

8

64

A Royal Scandal-  News preview of the Secret Marriage VHS

 

 

8

64

Cola Wars (marked on the tape in red felt pen; hard to read) VHS

1

 

 

8

64

BOX 64 ALSO CONTAINS 2 CIRCULAR SLIDE-REELS Marked ‘A’ and ‘B’ and labelled “George Serras Photography – Theatre/Dance/Fine Art/Audiovisual”)   

1

 

 

8

77

“Winter Madness” (Canberra Youth Theatre) VHS

1

06/07/96

 

8

77

“Canberra Youth Theatre” VHS

1

 

 

8

77

“Canberra Youth Theatre Promotional Video” – Features “60 Bus”/”Water Stories”/”Maze” (duration 8’10”) VHS

1

 

 

8

77

“Ethos – Spirit of the City” (Multicultural festival) VHS

1

2001

 

8

77

“David – Ethos!” VHS

1

2001

 

8

77

News coverage: “Dead Caucasians”/”Ethos” launch VHS

1

25-29/01/01

 

8

77

“Short Stabs 2” (no sound) VHS

2

1998

 

8

77

“Short Stabs 2 – includes Canberra Youth Theatre Company” VHS

1

1998

 

8

77

“Short Stabs 3/Melbourne Store Room (Dylan Volkhardt)” VHS

1

November -December 2000

 

8

77

“Dead Caucasians – Document” (property of Anna Voronoff) VHS

1

 

 

8

77

“Dead Caucasians – 15 Second TVC” Prime TV VHS

1

 

 

8

77

“Ethos Rehearsals – Nic Pigared (90 minutes)” VHS

1

 

 

8

77

“Loud Hour – Episode 1” (duration 57’39”) VHS

1

 

 

8

77

“Loud Hour – Episode 2” VHS

1

 

 

8

77

“Loud Hour – Episode3” (57’23”) VHS

1

 

 

8

77

“Loud Hour – Episode 4” (57’24”) VHS

1

 

 

8

77

“Take Another Look – Centrelink Job Seeker Classification Instrument” VHS

1

 

 

8

77

“Conbrio” S-VHS

3

 

 

8

77

“Second Stage – Night 1” S-VHS

1

 

 

8

77

“Second Stage – Night 2” S-VHS

3

 

 

8

77

“Piper at the Gates of Hell – Hong Kong Tour 1994”: Wild footage (18/11); West Island School (21/11); performance at Fringe Festival (21/11) S-VHS

1

18-21/11/01

 

8

78

“Conbrio/Heine – Master edit” VHS

1

 

 

8

78

“September Songs” VHS

1

 

 

8

78

“Revenger’s Tragedy – Video screen shots (pre-recorded)” Show-reels A and B – Dominic Bromlow and Carl Looper VHS

1

 

 

8

78

“Revenger’s Tragedy CIA” (duration 10 minutes) VHS

1

December 1993

 

8

78

“We’ll Let You Know – Camera original” VHS

1

15/8/95

 

8

78

“Piper at the Gates of Hell – CYT” VHS

1

1994

 

8

78

“September Songs (1st performance; last night, early performance) VHS

1

October 2000

 

8

78

“Piper – Benefit night – dub of camera original” VHS

1

19/10/94

 

8

78

“Particles of Light” VHS

1

 

 

8

78

“We’ll Let You Know” VHS

1

3/1/96

 

8

78

“Second Stage 1 – the Olims Sessions” VHS

1

1995

 

8

78

“Second Stage 2 and 3 (90 minutes)” VHS

1

27/1/95; 2/2/95

 

8

78

“Piper – TV news and complete Wild footage” VHS

1

 

 

8

78

“Take Another Look – Centrelink Job Seeker Classification Instrument” VHS

1

 

 

8

78

“Scape – Goat” VHS

1

 

 

8

78

“Threepenny Opera” VHS

1

14/8/98

 

8

78

“Threepenny Opera” VHS

1

15/8/98

 

8

78

“Piper – Benefit night (camera original) VHS

1

19/10/94

 

8

78

“Light Particles” Hi8

1

25/7/97

 

8

79

“STOPERA Presents – ‘The Fox, the Cook and the Bride’” VHS

1

June 1999

 

8

79

“Season at the Street – Stopera TVC” VHS

1

27/5/99

 

8

79

“Berkoff (VHS dub from Hi8)” VHS

1

 

 

8

79

“STOPERA Presents ‘Ariodante’” VHS

2

1999

 

8

79

“Baal – workshop” VHS

1

1997

 

8

79

“Baal – raw tape” VHS

1

29/1/98

 

8

79

“Dinner with Jane Libby David”/”Ethos” VHS

1

10/2/01; 3/3/01

 

8

79

“Ethos – Lloyd Hurrel” VHS

1

3/2/01

 

8

79

“Ethos – Fiona Edge Perspective” VHS

1

3/3/01

 

8

79

“Canberra Youth Theatre” VHS

2

7/10/94

 

8

79

“Berkoff” Hi8

2

 

 

8

79

“Gadflys – ANU (camera original) Hi8

1

 

 

8

79

“Words Apart (2XX radio program): ‘Diary of a Dwarf’” TDK Audiocassette

1

April 1997

 

8

79

“Y2K” S-VHS

2

 

 

8

79

“Heine – Preview night” VHSC

2

 

 

8

79

“Heine – Act One” VHSC

1

22/11/97

 

8

79

“Baal” S-VHS

3

 

 

8

79

“Baal – screening tape” VHSC

1

 

 

8

79

“Dumb Waiter – first night” S-VHS

1

 

 

8

79

“Dumb Waiter – second night” S-VHS

1

 

 

8

79

“Second Stage 2 – Night 1” S-VHS

1

 

 

8

79

“Dead Man – First night” S-VHS

1

 

 

8

80

“Sidewinder – ‘Day After Day’” VHS

2

13/2/95

 

8

80

“Pip Branson – ‘Backberner’ (opening museum)” VHS

1

12/3/01

 

8

80

“Pip’s Skating documentary” VHS

1

 

 

8

80

“Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen – Songs to Illuminate the Night (at the Street Theatre)” VHS

1

11/11/00

 

8

80

“BHP Closing (news)” VHS

1

 

 

8

80

“Baal – rehearsal edit” VHS

1

 

 

8

80

“Some great scenes from Baal” VHS

1

 

 

8

80

“ ‘BLUE’ on WIN news” VHS

1

June 2001

 

8

80

“CIA Presents BLUE at La Mama” VHS

1

17 June, year?

 

8

80

“BHP STEEL – A Tribute to Steelmaking at BHP Newcastle 1915-1999” VHS

1

1999

 

8

80

“A Last Look – History of the Newcastle Steelworks 1915-1999” VHS

1

 

 

8

80

“Writings – Graham Henderson” Audiocassette

1

 

 

8

80

“Meet the Artist: David Branson” Audiocassette

1

October 2000

 

8

80

“BLUE – Review ABC” Audiocassette

1

May-June 2001

 

8

80

“Wendy Brazil’s THEATRE REVIEW” Audiocassette

1

15/8/98

 

8

80

Mix-tape for David from “Lea Collins” Audiocassette

1

 

 

8

80

“Crash Cabaret – Readings” Audiocassette

1

1/7/97

 

8

80

David Branson and Kathleen Bleakly on 2XX radio program, “Words Apart” Audiocassette

1

 

 

8

80

2XX interview, Sylvie Stern with David Branson Audiocassette

1

 

 

8

80

“Revenger’s Tragedy” Audiocassette

1

December 1993

 

8

80

“Elektra” Audiocassette

1

March 2000

 

8

80

“Slipshod” Audiocassette

1

 

 

8

80

“The Ultimate – Jasper, Terry and David” Audiocassette

1

 

 

8

80

David Branson in conversation with Pauline Brooks and Sean Monro Audiocassette

1

 

 

8

81

STATELINE FRINGE FESTIVAL CLOSER/CAMERA TAPE (Duration 20.00; VHS 180)

1

 

 

8

81

BURPGUNatSPART -  April 5, 2000 (VHS180)

1

 

 

8

81

Mark Bruce Dance Company – Dance Hall at Louse Point, Spring Loaded 1997 (VHS 90)

1

 

 

8

81

Sarah McBrooks – Corporate Television Unit, Greenway ACT (VHS15)

1

 

 

8

81

“Elektra” – The Street Theatre, October 1999 (VHS180)

1

 

 

8

81

“MCO Don Giovanni” – 4 June, 2000 (VHS180). Includes cast-list for Melbourne City Opera production, with note “Recorded at the Athenaeum Theatre on the 4th of June 2000”

1

 

 

8

81

“The Fall Of (Performance vignette)” 1993 (VHS180)

3

 

 

8

81

“Spade’s Lament” (VHS30)

2

 

 

8

81

Unlabelled VHS180 tapes

1

 

 

8

81

Unlabelled VHS240 tapes

1

 

 

8

81

“A Tilley’s night (including Aktion Surreal, J. Kenny)” (SVHSC-45)

1

 

 

8

81

“Larry Sitsky Interview” (SVHSC-45)

1

 

 

8

81

“FO – Soap, Police” (Hi8-90)

1

 

 

8

81

“FO#1” (Hi8-90)

1

 

 

8

81

“FO#2” (Hi8-90)

1

 

 

8

81

“The Shadows of a Gunman” (Camera original, Hi8-90) – 1/7/1998

1

 

 

8

81

“Playhouse farewell” (SVHSC-45)

1

 

 

8

81

“A play of some description” (Sony Pal8)

1

 

 

8

81

“Bum Sonata – camera original” (Hi8-90) - 3/7/98 

1

 

 

8

81

“Martin’s 60th” (MiniDV-60; running time 32min20sec) – 12/12/04

1

 

 

8

81

Unlabelled Hi8-90

1

 

 

8

81

“Tape 2 – Dirty Laundry” (P5-90)

1

 

 

8

81

Unlabelled SVHSC30

1

 

 

8

81

Empty SVHSC case

1

 

 

9

POSTERS (Located in stacks, above shelves housing HMSS Splinters/Branson collection)

 

 

9.1

Series 9.1: SPLINTERS Posters

 

9

Cathedral of Flesh

 

9

Theatrical...Fiasco

 

9

Cry Stinking Fish

 

9

In Cylinder 1: Village of Captive Souls

 

9

Massive Love of Risk

 

9

Howling in the Halls of Night

 

9

Canberra Fringe Festival (including “Whirled on a Fatal Floor”)

 

9

SMUG Club

 

9

Youth Arts and Skills Festival

 

9

Splinters at Old Kingston  Bus Depot

 

9

In cylinder 2: Thirst is a Place...Water To Burn

 

9

Canberra School of Art Open Day

 

9

Winter of the Rutting Moon

 

9

Splinters: 1985-1995

1995

 

9

Temple State

 

9

In cylinder 3 (large): Map – ACT Orthophoto Series 1:2500
Map – 1500 Colour Series ACTON
Map – ACT 1500 Contour Series
Poster - Cry Stinking Fish (Old Seaman’s Union; Port Melbourne)
Poster – Spoleto Fringe Festival

 

9

In cylinder 4:  Poster/banner: This Fantastic Lake

 

9

In Batlow Apples box:

 

9

Whirled on a Fatal Floor

 

9

Press-release: No Tickee, No Shirtee/Gumboot Full of Blood

Multiples

9

Cathedral of Flesh

Multiples; same poster as earlier in list

9

Poster: No Tickee, No Shirtee/Gumboot Full of Blood

Multiples

9

No Tickee, No Shirtee/Gumboot Full of Blood

Same production, different graphics

9

Utopia/Dystopia

Many multiples

9

After Brecht-Fast at Club Foote

 

9

Autogeddon

 

9

In Tristitia Hilaris In Hilaritate Tristis

 

9

Utopia/Distopia Springbank Island

1995

Varying graphics

9

Mysteries

Multiple stencils

9

No Tickee, No Shirtee

 

9

Cathedral of Flesh

 

9

Indyfest

 

9

Family Voices

 

9

Gumboot Full of Blood

 

9

Autogeddon

 

9

Seen To Be Gone/Scent of the Wind

 

9

Seen To Be Gone

Same production, different graphics

9

Utopia/Distopia

Same poster as earlier in list

9

Family Voices

Same poster as earlier in list

9

Untitled graphics (X2)

 

9

Piper at the Gates of Hell

 

9

Cathedral of Flesh

Same poster as earlier in list

9

ICON

 

9

Village of Captive Souls

 

9

Untitled graphic

 

9

Utopia/Distopia

Multiple stencils

9

The Glass War

 

9

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Graveyard...Life (X2)

Hand-painted posters

9

No Tickee, No Shirtee

 

9

Gumboot Full of Blood

 

9

After Brecht-Fast

Single letterhead

9

Gumboot Full of Blood

Graphic 1

9

Gumboot Full of Blood

Graphic 2

9

Seen To Be Gone/Scent of the Wind

 

9

MUDCLUB

 

9

Seen To Be Gone

Same production, different graphics

9

MacBeth Does Splinters

 

9

Massive Love of Risk

 

9

Thirst is a Place...

Same poster as in cylinder 2

9

Mysteries; Utopia/Dystopia

Stencils for both productions in same package

9

Oracle -  Journey of the Avatar

 

9

Utopia/Distopia

Stencils, same as earlier in collection

 

9.2

Series 9.2: Non-Splinters, David Branson-related posters

 

9

CIA Presents “Revenger’s Tragedy”

 

9

Terrace Sessions

 

9

101 Phoenix Nights

 

9

Love’s Labours Lost

 

9

Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen

 

9

Terrace Sessions

Thursday, 20 April, 1995

Hand-crafted collages, X2 different graphics

9

Terrace Sessions

Thursday, 20 May, 1993

Hand-crafted collages, X2 different graphics

9

Bleedlines – the Limits of Performance

 

9

Blue

 

9

Apocalypse Club

Thursday, 13 June, 1996

 

9

Apocalypse Club

Wednesday, 21 August, 1996

 

9

Apocalypse Club

Thursday, 23 May, 1996

 

9

Apocalypse Club

Wednesday, 31 July, 1996

 

9

MUDCLUB

 

9

Terrace Sessions

Tuesday, 12 January, 1993

 

9

As You Like It

 

9

Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen at the Phoenix

 

9

The Phoenix Nights

 

9

CUSS – Final Show

 

9

Second Stage

 

9

ICON

 

9

Another Saturday Night At the Phoenix

 

9

You Oughtta Be On Stage

 

9

Apocalypse Club

 

9

Lettice and Lovage

 

9

Il Matrimonio Segreto (‘The Secret Marriage’)

 

9

The Cook, the Fox and the Bride

 

9

Lettice and Lovage

 

9

STOPERA Presents “The Pet Shop/The Medium”

 

9

“Meat” and “Fire”

 

9

Terrace Sessions

Thursday, May 20, 1993

 

9

Apocalypse Club

Wednesday, 31 July, 1996

 

9

Ariodante

Multiples

9

Apocalypse Club (“original art work by Nick Summers, c. 1997)

 

9

Jive Against the Junta

Saturday, July 29, 1995

 

9

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Phillip College production

 

9

Terrace Sessions

Thursday, 15 July, 1993

 

9

Glass War

 

9

The Gadflys at Tilleys

 

9

The Fall of the Roman Empire

 

9

Terrace Sessions

Saturday, October 8,1994

 

9

‘A Performance by Cristy Gilbert’

 

9

In large white envelope: Second Stage; Apocalypse Club

Wednesday, 2 August, 1995; Thursday, 23 May, 1996

 

9

In large grey ‘CITY GRAPHICS’ portfolio: German-language poster for “Photographien von Robert Ern-Yuan Guth” 

4-28 July, 1986

Also contains poster for production, “Miss Julie/Elektra”

99

In cylinder: two large charcoal drawings on white butcher’s paper; no titles, dates or artists’ names listed

 

9

On brown paper: Poster – “Prik Harness and the Extended Family” (ANU Union Bar; undated)

 

 

9.3

Series 9.3: Non-Splinters/Branson ACT Arts-related posters

 

9

Sex and Identity (Melbourne photographers Boswell, Jackson, Kuna, Neviile, Preston)

May 28-June 17

 

9

Canberra Contemporary Art Space: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Friday, 1 November, 1996

 

9

Fly Safely Sail

 

9

Jenny Pineapple solo

 

9

Pencil-sketch: contemporary urban cityscape – artist?

 

9

Danceworks Australia

 

9

SHAVINGS: A Diverse Series of Danceworks (Collingwood Bedlam Performance Space)

 

9

CIRCO – Meryl Tankard Company

Wednesday, 10 July, 1996

 

9

SMUG CLUB

 

9

STOPERA: Distressing the Diva

Thursday, 11 June, 1998

 

9

Agitprop Today! Adelaide Festival

6-27 March, 1988

 

9

Spoleto Fringe Festival 1987 (14 September-4 October)

 

9

To Surface Air – Ideas Into Sound (Contemporary Music Events Company)

January 18-24, 1993

 

9

This Is Your Youth (Street Theatre)

 

9

Vagabond Song (Theatre 3, Acton)

 

9

In the Wind’s Eye (Vis-a-Vis Theatre, Gorman House)

 

9

Mindfield

 

9

Hour of the Assassin (Uta Anneke/Splinters)

 

9

No Exit: Jean-Paul Sartre/Zoo Story – Edward Albee (Campus Amateur Dramatics Society, ANU Arts Centre Drama Lab)

Wednesday 26-Saturday 29 August, 1992

 

9

‘Au Dela Du Jardin – Theatre De L’ange Fou’ (promo for ‘Compaigne Steven Wasson/Corrine Soum’)

 

9

Elemental Wanderers F.C Presents “The Shout Brothers Versus the Black Dogs” at Tilleys

Saturday, 30 November, 1996

 

9

“Picnic on the Battlefield”/”Blood on the  Neck of the Cat” (Canberra Youth Theatre Braddon)

May 22-June 8

 

9

Untitled nude (photograph?) – no creator or dates listed

 

9

“Performance Space” Magazine: Issue 9

Autumn 1996

 

9

Birthday postcard to Lushun Tan from “grandma”

31/07/91

 

9

Untitled photographs (X2) – no creator or dates listed

 

9

Untitled, blank postcard – painting of a sailboat?

 

9

Large “Spirax” sketchbook: paintings, untitled/unauthored, no dates

 

9

Painting for David (“Happy Birthday 1992”) – no artist listed

1992

 

9

Large cardboard-mounted photos (X3) of theatrical production – photographer Pling (no dates listed)

 

9

‘Urban Tribal Wear’ – Peter Tully at Australian National Gallery Drill Hall

 

9

“Your Decoration...” Prahran Fine Art Graduate Show – Prahran Faculty of Art and Design

20-30 November, 1990

 

9

Campus Amateur Dramatics Society: The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus

 

9

Sylvia Plath-  A Dramatic Portrait/Three Women (S. Plath)

 

9

A Festival of One-Woman Plays (Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman House)

Wednesday 1-Saturday 11 December, 1993/1999?

 

9

Red Tape launch (Sarah Sands Hotel, Brunswick)

4 August, 1990

 

9

SNOG-  Techno Soul (Light Car Bar)

Friday, 10 August, 1990/2001?

 

9

My Body, My Labour – A Photographic Exhibition About Work, Workers and Trade Unions by Anne Jacobs and Huw Davies

June 29-August 6, 1987

 

9

Lounging Around – Pyjama Party at the Lounge: featuring Frank Moylan’s Chalk Circle; opening of Michelle Dixon’s photo exhibition; My 3 Sons; Rococo Pops

Wednesday, 16 May, 1990/2001?

 

9

The Cramps (ANU Refectory)

Thursday, 25 October, 1990/2001?

 

9

Avant-Garde Und Tradition 

20 November 1988-29 January 1989

 

9

Macbeth (directed by Jean-Pierre Mignon)

 

9

Frank Moylan’s CHALK CIRCLE

 

9

Bachelors From Prague

Friday, 15 September, 1995/2000?

 

9

Post-Arrival