Theatre Heritage Australia - Peter Johnson
Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Peter has undertaken extensive research into the work of his great great grandfather and Australian's most prolific colonial theatre architect George R. Johnson (1840-1898). He has written entries for the Australian Dictionary of Biography and the Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture.  Peter operates an architectural practice in St Kilda and acts as a valuer of architectural documents for the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Friday, 02 August 2013 17:35

Peter O'Shaughnessy

Actor, born 1924, died 17.7.2013 in the UK.
Debbie Cuthbertson's tribute The Age 2.8.13


Monday, 27 May 2013 13:40

Rona Newton-John

Actress 1.2.1943-24.5.2013. See artcle: SMH 27.5.2013 

Sunday, 26 May 2013 13:44

Dennis Price

Pianist, musical director  26.8.1930-21.5.2013

Sunday, 26 May 2013 13:26

John Sumner AO CBE

Director, administrator  25.5.1924-24.5.2013  

Tributes: The Age  Aussie Theatre  MTC blog  Sonia Harford

Saturday, 25 May 2013 16:54

Albert Lance

Tenor  12.7.1925-15.5.2013

Saturday, 25 May 2013 16:50

Penne Hackforth-Jones

Actress  5.8.1949-18.5.2013 

Sunday, 19 May 2013 21:11

Scenic Studios tour

On the Tuesday 9th May 2013, THA was the guest of Ross Turner and the production team for a tour of the Scenic Studios workshop at Preston. Judy Leech is preparing a full report shortly. In the meantime here is an outline of some of the things Ross spoke about:

  • previous productions for the Australian Ballet and major musicals
  • recent designs for the Queensland Ballet
  • recent trends away from hand painting to digital printing for drops etc
  • his collection of JCW production registers & photographs from the 1920s

A complete set of images taken on the day are available for members to view on our  flickr site.
These flickr images are available in various sizes for downloading (but are for personal use only).
A sample of those images are set out below.

Saturday, 18 May 2013 18:40

Terry Wilkinson

Musician  9.4.1931-20.2.2013 

Saturday, 18 May 2013 18:39

Gordon Walls

Dancer, choreographer  12.9.1932-31.1.2013 

Saturday, 18 May 2013 18:38

Tommy Tycho AM MBE

Conductor, composer  11.4.1928-4.4.2013

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