New exhibition showcases iconic Australian photography
A collection of images from some of our finest photographers is being exhibited at Hawthorn’s Town Hall Gallery, Victoria.
Contemporising the Modern: Australian Modern and Contemporary Photography is a touring display of works from the Russell Mills Collection that explores the evolution of Australian photography.
The exhibition features works by photographers Pat Brassington, Olive Cotton, Max Dupain, John Eaton, Rennie Ellis, Peter Elliston, Petrina Hicks, Carol Jerrems, Peter Leiss, Robert McFarlane, David Moore, Trent Parke, Michael Riley, Roger Scott and Wolfgang Sievers, among others.
Russell Mills began collecting photography in the 1990s and over an 18-year period, gathered major images by prominent Australian photographers including Robert McFarlane’s Bea Nude (1978), Kerry Dundas’ Harbourside Life (1952), Roger Scott’s Queenscliff, Sydney (1975) and Wolfgang Sievers’ The Gears for the Mining Industry (1967).
Contemporising the Modern: Australian Modern and Contemporary Photography is on loan from the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA). The foundation was formed with a view of encouraging the arts and social justice in Australia.
Contemporising the Modern: Australian Modern and Contemporary Photography: FREE
Exhibition dates: 26 October – 15 December 2019
Town Hall Gallery, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn