The Corrick Collection

The Corrick family were vaudeville-style entertainers who toured Australasia, South-East Asia and Europe from 1897 to 1914. As part of their program, they screened silent novelty, comedy, chase and travel films, only a few of which were made by the Corricks themselves.

A five-year project commences at the NFSA in 2006 to restore the Corrick family’s surviving 130 films. From 2007, the restored Corrick family films are progressively relaunched at Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, the pre-eminent festival of silent film in Pordenone, Italy and screen both locally and internationally.

In January 2011, renowned aerial theatre company Legs on the Wall presents the world premiere of My Bicycle Loves You to sell-out crowds at the Sydney Festival. The work is inspired by, and features, some of the NFSA-restored films exhibited by the Corrick family 100 years earlier.

NFSA website: Caring for the Corrick Collection

Legs on the Wall: My Bicycle Loves You