Still Point

National Exhibition Register

  • Adey Wilson on her wedding day
    Robert McFarlane Adey Wilson on her wedding day, 1963
    Image Credit
    Robert McFarlane

About the exhibition

Still Point showcases the photographs of one of Australia’s best documentary photographers, Robert McFarlane. The exhibition features images from the 1950s to the 1990s and includes images from the archive that were never intended for publication. Known for his iconic portraits and natural affinity for light, this exhibition explores how McFarlane’s images have a stillness and depth not always noticed as he takes us into intriguing visual spaces and encourages us to think about the world we inhabit. McFarlane talks about photography as ‘a moment of interchange between the ordinary and the extraordinary’.

This exhibition will show just how he captures the extraordinary in his images, from the famous and well known to the everyday moments. The images encourage you to look deeper, finding your way through the layers and exploring the many points of stillness within. McFarlane has written extended captions for the images, inviting viewers into the scene he witnessed and captured, giving insight into the personality behind the image and providing a glimpse into his practice.

The exhibition includes 56 black and white framed images, including 6 large, 45 medium and 5 small photos. Digital exhibition room brochure, wall vinyls and interpretative panels supplied.

Artists and Curator

Bronwyn Coulston

Robert McFarlane is a writer and photographer who first realised the power of photography as a school student when he captured an image of the Deputy Headmaster slapping a fellow student during assembly. He has gone on to become the photographer of choice for film and theatre productions during the 1980s and 90s and is a writer of note, commenting on photography, arts and society for many years with the Sydney Morning Herald.

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
02/01/2017 - 31/12/2018
Exhibition size
Between 50-75 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
Shoalhaven City Arts Centre & Regional Gallery
$1,250 (exc. freight) - Contact to discuss
Accompanying materials available
Digital Catalogue, Exhibition Tour Manual, Interpretative/Didactic Panels, Labels, Public Program Opportunities, Signage
Primary contact
Bronwyn Coulston
Manager - Arts and Culture
Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
02 4429 5444
Secondary contact
Brigitte Carter
02 4429 5442