The Photograph and Australia
Join me, Jane Raffan, Monday 4 May, for a program that takes an in-depth look at the exhibition The Photograph and Australia currently on show at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
I’ll be chatting with Judy Annear, Senior Curator of Photography about this major exhibition, which “explores the crucial role photography has played in shaping our understandings of the nation … Weaving together the multiple threads of Australia’s photographic history, The photograph and Australia investigates how photography invented modern Australia. It poses questions about how the medium has shaped our view of the world, ourselves and each other.”
Tracing the evolution of the medium and its many uses from the 1840s until today, this is the largest exhibition of Australian photography held since 1988 that borrows from collections nationwide. Iconic images are shown alongside works by unknown and amateur photographers, including photographic objects such as cartes de visite, domestic albums and the earliest Australian X-rays. It presents more than 400 photographs by more than 120 artists, including:
Morton Allport, Richard Daintree, Paul Foelsche, Samuel Sweet, JJ Dwyer, Charles Bayliss, Frank Hurley, Harold Cazneaux, Olive Cotton, Max Dupain, Sue Ford, Carol Jerrems, Tracey Moffatt, Robyn Stacey, Ricky Maynard, Anne Ferran and Patrick Pound.
More on the exhibition and the gallery here:
And the music? We’ll be listening to avant-garde jazz-influenced vignettes from film soundtracks and more – musical imagery.
As always, I look forward to your company, 10:30 to noon.