Returning: Can We Help?, Art Nation.

Two ABC shows return to screen soon, both of them in new timeslots.

Can We Help?, which was at 6:30pm Fridays, is back at 6:00pm Saturday February 12.

Meanwhile, Art Nation returns 5pm Sunday 13 February on ABC1 and is repeated at 9:30pm ABC2.

Art Nation starts 2011 by going global and looking at some of the latest offerings in the Australian, New Zealand and Central American contemporary visual arts.

Host of Art Nation, Fenella Kernebone starts the program in Tasmania, checking out MONA, Hobart’s newly-opened Museum of Old and New Art. Housing the controversial Sex and Death collection of arts patron and multi-millionaire David Walsh, MONA is set to put Hobart on the map as a major cultural tourism destination.

Next it’s a visit to Unnerved, the New Zealand project at Melbourne’s NGV, the latest contemporary art from one of our closest Pacific neighbours

Art Nation then travels across the Pacific to Mexico City to visit artists exhibiting at the
cutting-edge contemporary art space – Luis Adelantado Gallery.

Also this week, Henry Wagons meets with renowned Disney animator Glen Keane at ACMI’s Dreams Come True exhibition celebrating Disney’s animated feature films. Best known as lead animator on films like The Little Mermaid and Beauty And The Beast, Keane maintains that, even in the digital age, drawing is still at the heart of animation.

A new segment on the program, ABC Open, brings us contributions from Australia’s regional audience. This week, we meet 83-year-old amateur photographer Bill Llewellyn from Ballarat. Bill has recorded thousands of images around Ballarat since the 50s, was instrumental in starting the town’s camera clubs and even has a camera museum in his shed!


  1. They…the ABC….messed around with Collectors and had to put it back….
    I foresee the same thing happening here….
    I also wish they would go back to the old formant….do not really like the setup now…..

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