Person - John Van Loendersloot

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John, better known as “Van”, in 1980 was sound operator on All My Sons, lighting operator on Brown Pelican, devised special photography and helped build the set for Oh, What a Lovely War, Mate, sound and lighting operator on a Workshop Bedfellows, lighting designer on Willie Rough and helped build the set of I Still Call Home Australia. In 1981 he was lighting designer on Yobbo Nowt, photographer on The Matchgirls, and stage manager on On the Wallaby.

Subsequent productions as lighting designer/ photographer were The Alchemist, The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs, First Class Women, Ron Raygun in the Antipodes, Waiting for Rupert Murdoch, Thirteenth Night, Here Comes Kisch, Waiting for the Parade, and Just Talk (Apart from the Songs).

NT’s regular stills photographer, Van worked for the Manly Daily. He died in a hang gliding crash at Gloucester on 21 December 1996 survived by his mother and his sister Fran.

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