Contemporising the modern : Photography from the 20th and 21st Century

National Exhibition Register

  • Lambswool from the series The Descendants
    Petrina HICKS Lambswool from the series The Descendants, 2008
    Medium
    lightjet print photographer
    Dimensions
    1010 x 1010
    Image Credit
    Gift of the Russell Mills Foundation, August 2015, MAMA collection

About the exhibition

Contemporising the modern showcases 50 photographic works that speak of Australia in the 20th and early 21st centuries. The collection explores the development of Australian photography and its coming of age in a period when photographers were investigating and pushing the boundaries of the acceptance of photography as a pure art form. The collection brings together iconic artists and artworks of the period including Max Dupain, Olive Cotton, Jeff Carter, Roger Scott and Trent Parke.

The Russell Mills Foundation was formed in 2015, on the death of Russell Mills, a nurse and public servant who nurtured interests in reading, art, music and theatre that grew into passions for festivals, books, art, photography, 20th-century architecture, musical theatre and arts philanthropy. The Foundation is a legacy of Russell's ideals. It supports opportunities for Australians to be challenged and enriched by experiences and ideas, and to find inspiration for promoting a fairer, smarter and more engaged community.

Artists and Curator

Curator
Bianca Acimovic
Artists

Michael Alan RILEY Petrina HICKS Mark STRIZIC David POTTS Robert MCFARLANE Roger SCOTT David MIST Kerry DUNDAS Pat BRASSINGTON Narelle AUTIO Justine VARGA Bill HENSON Jeff CARTER John DEGOTARDI Laurie WILSON Pegg CLARKE John EATON Gerrit FOKKEMA Olive COTTON Harold Pierce CAZNEAUX William Heath MOFFITT Jozef VISSEL Rex DUPAIN Max DUPAIN David MOORE Mark KIMBER Trent PARKE Richard BECK David POTTS Bill HENSON Branco GAICA Greg BARRETT Wolfgang SIEVERS Peter ELLISTON

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
31/05/2016 - 31/12/2019
Exhibition size
Between 75-100 sq or running metres
Originating state
NSW
Organised by
MAMA - Murray Art Musuem Albury
Price
$1,500 (exc. freight)
Web Site
http://www.mamalbury.com.au/
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, Education Kit, Exhibition Tour Manual, Interpretative/Didactic Panels, Labels, Media Kit, Public Program Opportunities, Signage
Primary contact
Jules Boag
Position
MAMA Exhibitions Coordinator
Organisation
MAMA
Phone
02 6043 5809
E-mail
Jboag@alburycity.nsw.gov.au
Secondary contact
Bianca Acimovic
Phone
02 6043 5802
E-mail
bacimovic@alburycity.nsw.gov.au