The Photograph and Australia

4 Jul 2015 – 11 Oct 2015
QAG | Gallery 4, Gallery 5 | Ticketed

Gain a comprehensive understanding of how Australia has been shaped by photography.

Tracing its evolution from the 1840s to today, this exhibition features many iconic Australian images and proposes a new way of thinking about the connections between photography, place and identity.

Sourced from more than 35 private and public collections across Australia, New Zealand and England, the exhibition features over 650 works by renowned artists, as well as images by unknown photographers and everyday material such as family albums and postcards.

An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition.


SPONSORED BY

'Only to taste the warmth, the light, the wind' c1939

Olive Cotton / 'Only to taste the warmth, the light, the wind' c1939 / gelatin silver photograph / Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased with funds provided by John Armati 2006.

Sunbaker 1937

Max Dupain / Sunbaker 1937 / gelatin silver photograph / Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1976.

Group of local Aboriginal people, Chowilla Station, Lower Murray River, South Australia 1886

Charles Bayliss / Group of local Aboriginal people, Chowilla Station, Lower Murray River, South Australia 1886 / from the series New South Wales Royal Commission: Conservation of water. Views of scenery on the Darling and Lower Murray during the flood of 1886 / albumen photograph / Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1984.

Unknown photographer / Australian scenery, Middle Harbour, Port Jackson c1865 / Art Gallery of New South Wales

Unknown photographer / Australian scenery, Middle Harbour, Port Jackson c1865 / Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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The Story Behind the Photograph

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Anne Zahalka on her portrait of Rosemary Laing

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Ticket Prices

SINGLE ENTRY

Adult: $12
Concession: $10
Member: $9*
Family (1-2 adults and children aged 13-17): $32^
Children 12 years and under FREE

SEASON PASS

Season Adult: $36
Season Concession: $30
Season Member: $27†*

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Booking fees apply when purchased online.
*Valid QAGOMA Member or Foundation Card required.
^Family Pass includes 2 Adults and unlimited children
Season pass includes unlimited entry to 'The Photograph and Australia' during the exhibition period.

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