Beyond Lake Light: Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures – Free Event

The Flower Fairy / La Fee aux Fleurs (France, 1905) from The Corrick Collection courtesy National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA).

On Saturday 16 April, Lake Light Sculpture, in conjunction with South East Arts, presents the first of a series of events acknowledging that sculpture, and the Lake Light Sculpture event, have a life beyond the Lake Jindabyne foreshore. 

“With our signature event impacted by high water levels this year, leading to unfortunate cancellation, the organising committee are now planning to bring a number of new arts initiatives and experiences to the region for 2022” says Cherie McNair, Chair of Lake Light Sculpture.

“It is not widely known that many of the sculptures from Lake Light Sculpture end up in private and public collections around Australia, like the one found at Lake Crackenback Resort.”

“To celebrate the permanent sculpture trails that exist as a result of Jindabyne’s premier arts event, we are inviting visitors and the community to pack their picnic rug and come along to an evening of free entertainment on the banks of Lake Crackenback, in the resort’s beautiful surroundings,” Ms McNair said.

A sublime evening is in store as Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures makes its debut tour on the mainland, at Lake Crackenback Resort.

About The Show

In the family of entertainers known as The Marvellous Corricks there were eight talented siblings: seven sisters and their brother, Leonard. He was just 14 years old when he started making and screening silent films.

It was 1901 and his early projections – a highlight of his family’s travelling shows filled with sketches and singalongs – would light up the world.

In 2021, Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures returned in all their wonder for a world premiere at Ten Days on the Island in Tasmania. These 100-year-old films once again are entertaining and delighting audiences.

Leonard’s fascinating newsreels and dramatic films once awed our local communities with the latest in cinematography. Now, a selection of Leonard’s films, some black-and-white, some gorgeously hand-tinted – digitally restored by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) – represent a rare vision of a former world.

Paying homage to The Marvellous Corricks’ musical talents, renowned Tasmanian composer and performer Dean Stevenson and his band will accompany these moving pictures with a playful new musical soundscape. 

Lake Light Sculpture invites you to bring your family, enjoy the sculpture ‘walk and talk’ and, together, we’ll welcome Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures to the Snowy Mountains. Food and drink will be available to purchase from the resort. 

Tickets and information available at

Presented by Lake Light Sculpture, South East Arts, Lake Crackenback Resort and the National Film and Sound Archive Digital Restoration Program – NFSA Restores – Reviving Australia’s cinema icons. Originally commissioned for Ten Days on the Island. Supported by Create NSW through the Regional Touring Fund.

Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures will also be touring through SE NSW and ACT, including Cooma on Sunday 17 April. All screenings are free. Details at

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