Contemporising the Modern: Australian Modern and Contemporary Photography

From Sat 26 October 2019
Until Sun 15 December 2019
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Australia

Free
Accessible
10/26/2019 10:00am 12/15/2019 5:00pm Contemporising the Modern: Australian Modern and Contemporary Photography In 2015, The Russell Mills Foundation donated 50 photographs to the Murray Art Museum's Albury Collection. These photographs map the development of Russell Mills as an art collector: from enthusiastic viewer of photographic images to connoisseur of photographic art. Showcasing photographic works that speak of 20th- and 21st-century Australia, this exhibition explores the development of Australian photography and its coming of age in a period when photographers were still pushing for their work to be accepted as a pure art form. Town Hall Gallery is thrilled to be hosting this touring exhibition. Featuring: Pat Brassington, Olive Cotton, Max Dupain, John Eaton, Rennie Ellis, Peter Elliston, Bill Henson, Petrina Hicks, Carol Jerrems, Peter Leiss, Robert McFarlane, David Moore, Trent Parke, Michael Riley, Roger Scott and Wolfgang Sievers among others. Image: COTTON, Olive (1911–2003), Only to Taste the Warmth, the Light, the Wind (c.1939), silver gelatin photograph, gift of the Russell Mills Foundation, 2015, MAMA Collection. Town Hall Gallery opening hours   Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm Monday and public holidays closed , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public
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In 2015, The Russell Mills Foundation donated 50 photographs to the Murray Art Museum's Albury Collection. These photographs map the development of Russell Mills as an art collector: from enthusiastic viewer of photographic images to connoisseur of photographic art.

Showcasing photographic works that speak of 20th- and 21st-century Australia, this exhibition explores the development of Australian photography and its coming of age in a period when photographers were still pushing for their work to be accepted as a pure art form. Town Hall Gallery is thrilled to be hosting this touring exhibition.

Featuring: Pat Brassington, Olive Cotton, Max Dupain, John Eaton, Rennie Ellis, Peter Elliston, Bill Henson, Petrina Hicks, Carol Jerrems, Peter Leiss, Robert McFarlane, David Moore, Trent Parke, Michael Riley, Roger Scott and Wolfgang Sievers among others.

Image: COTTON, Olive (1911–2003), Only to Taste the Warmth, the Light, the Wind (c.1939), silver gelatin photograph, gift of the Russell Mills Foundation, 2015, MAMA Collection.

Town Hall Gallery opening hours  
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm
Monday and public holidays closed
Contact
Boroondara Arts
9278 4770
Category
Visual Arts