Olive Cotton and Max Dupain are key figures in twentieth century Australian photography. Champions of modernism, they were an important and influential part of a generation of Australian photographers during the 1930s and ‘40s, engaged in international debates on the role of photography in modern Australian life. Through their images they explored the ways that form, technology and the properties of photography come together. Working separately, but often alongside each other they created a sense of a ‘contemporary Australian photography’ for the first time.
Max and Olive: the photographic life of Olive Cotton and Max Dupain is the first exhibition to bring together Dupain and Cotton’s work in a comprehensive way. Join us for an illuminating forum discussing these two luminaries of Australian photography.
Dr Isobel Crombie, Assistant Director, National Gallery of Victoria and author of Body Culture: Max Dupain, photography and Australian culture, 1919-1939 (2004)
Helen Ennis, Director of the Centre for Art History and Art Theory at the Australian National University School of Art and author of Olive Cotton (2000)
Shaune Lakin, Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Australia.
Free, all welcome.
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Date: Saturday 16th July 2-4pm.
Venue: Ian Potter Museum of Art, Swanston St, Parkville