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Exposure: Australian Photography from the 1930s to the 1950s

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FG Crook-king
Out to win 1934
Gift of Mrs W Meisenhelter 1984
Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

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Rose Simmonds
(J.H. Simmonds, Rosemary and Margaret on a slippery slide in water) c.1938
Print from original transparency gifted by Dr JH Simmonds 1982
Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

Exposure: Australian Photography from the 1930s to the 1950s

Until 31 July 2006
Admission free | Gallery 15

This display explores the work produced by Australian photographers during a period of dramatic change, when society was emerging from the hardship of World War One and the Great Depression. Modernisation was being embraced and throughout Australia there was a growing sense of confidence as a result of events such as the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932. Featuring Collection works by artists including Max Dupain, Olive Cotton and Rose Simmonds, the display explores connections in the subject matter and approaches of photographers from the era, and their responses to modern life.


Exhibition floortalk
Wednesday 8 March
Presented by exhibition co-curators Claire Gobé and Natasha Harth. Gallery 15
AUSLAN interpreted tour
3.00pm Sunday 26 March
An Auslan interpreted tour of ‘Exposure: Australian Photography from the 1930s to the 1950s’ for visitors with a hearing impairment. Meet at the Information Desk.