The Oscar Award Winning John Truscott

You may have heard about the new documentary on Australian film designer Orry-Kelly but did you know that he was not the only Australian to win multiple Oscars? In addition to designing for the theatre, John Truscott, designer of Art Centre Melbourne’s interiors, won two Academy Awards for costume design and art direction for his work on the critically acclaimed film, Camelot in 1967.

Costume designed by John Truscott for 'Camelot', J.C.Williamson, 1963 Performing Arts Collection, Arts Centre Melbourne
Costume designed by John Truscott for the stage production of ‘Camelot’, J.C.Williamson Theatres Ltd, 1963
Performing Arts Collection, Arts Centre Melbourne

Find out more about the career of John Truscott here.

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Performing Arts Collection

Arts Centre Melbourne's Performing Arts Collection is the national leader among specialist performing arts collections in Australia. Established in 1975, it is formally recognised as a State collection and encompasses the history of circus, dance, music, opera and theatre. The Collection features over 640,000 items including costumes, designs, photographs, set models, puppets, props, posters, programs and archives.

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