AMMPT Updates And News
Former Managing Director of TVW Enterprises, Kevin Campbell, has kindly gifted two artworks to the Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (AMMPT).
The first is a framed water colour of Channel Seven by Maurice M. Kennedy, a graphic artist and painter. He won the Claude Hotching Watercolour Prize for the first of several times in 1954. Kennedy’s work is represented in regional galleries in Western Australia.
The second is a lithograph print dated 1999, entitled “Perth 40 Years” by Don Lindsay, an artist / illustrator / cartoonist at West Australian Newspapers (https://www.facebook.com/
The water colour adorned the TVW studios for many years, and depicted the building as it appeared in 1959, once the garden had been established. The lithograph print adorned the Seven foyer right up until the demolition. The accompanying photographs of Seven personalities were rescued by the AMMPT team, and they are now most appreciative that the 1999 era illustration can join the other Seven memorabilia at their museum.
Kevin also kindly donated a number of videotapes containing a recording of the involvement and contributions of the Seven Ex folk (former TVW management and staff) to Telethon over the years. Archive footage of TVW over the first forty years was also included.
The AMMPT Museum is located at the former Sunset old men’s home, which the government is refurbishing in expectation of the site being opened to the public in October 2016, as a tourist attraction.
The idea is to transform Sunset over time into a unique Government-owned asset for arts, cultural and community use, which has a high level of heritage conservation, public access, amenity and engagement with the river.
The Sunset Reserve is a former state-run hospital site on a significant headland overlooking the Swan River in Dalkeith. It comprises 8.2 hectares with a range of hospital-type ward blocks and associated buildings, mostly constructed between 1904 and 1906. It is the largest intact hospital of its kind in the state.
Sunset is on the State Register of Heritage Places and on land set aside as an A Class reserve. It was decommissioned in December 1995 and has been effectively mothballed since that time.
- This water colour adorned the TVW studios for many years, and depicted the building as it appeared in 1959, once the garden had been established.
This lithograph print adorned the Seven foyer right up until the demolition.
- The former Seven foyer showing the location of the illustration.
- The accompanying photographs of Seven personalities were rescued by the AMMPT team, and they are now most appreciative that the 1999 era illustration can join the other Seven memorabilia at their museum.
- The State Government’s plans for Sunset.
- Aerial view of the heritage listed Sunset Reserve site, the former state-run hospital overlooking the Swan River in Dalkeith.
- Planned modifications.
- Proposed areas of demolition
- Old Men’s Home, 10 March 1915
- Three men at the home, 10 March 1915. Photo by L.E. Shapcott
- A glimpse inside the AMMPT Museum at Sunset
- TEN’s analogue era presentation suite
TVW Channel 7’s first videotape machine
- A wide range of 70mm, 35mm and 16mm film equipment – editors, contact printer, projectors, etc.
Hundred of items from TV cameras, colour telecine chain, a wide variety of videotape machines, a vast collection of cinema projectors right from the hand cranked silent era…. and much, much more.
There’s even relics from the pioneering era of radio.