- The Rennie Ellis Show TOUR PROMO
- The Rennie Ellis Show ROOM BROCHURE
- The Rennie Ellis Show EDUCATION KIT
- Quotes by Rennie Ellis
The Rennie Ellis Show
This travelling exhibition has been developed by the Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive and Monash Gallery of Art with support from the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.
The photographer Rennie Ellis (1940–2003) was a key figure in Australian visual culture. Ellis is best remembered for his effervescent observations of Australian life during the 1970s–90s, including his now iconic book Life is a beach. Although invariably inflected with his own personality and wit, the thousands of social documentary photographs taken by Ellis during this period now form an important historical record.
The Rennie Ellis Show highlights some of the defining images of Australian life from the 1970s and ‘80s. This is the period of Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser, Paul Keating and Bob Hawke; AC/DC and punk rock; cheap petrol and coconut oil; Hare Krishnas and Hookers and Deviates balls.
This exhibition of photographs provides a personal account of what Ellis termed ‘a great period of change’. Photographs explore the cultures and subcultures of the period, and provide a strong sense of a place that now seems worlds away, a world free of risk, of affordable inner city housing, of social protest, of disco and pub rock, of youth and exuberance.
Venues considering hosting this exhibition should download the tour promo and contact the gallery with an expression of interest.
SHEPPARTON ART MUSEUM
12 December 2014 - 22 February 2015
HORSHAM REGIONAL ART GALLERY
27 March – 24 May 2015
LISMORE REGIONAL GALLERY
18 July – 5 September 2015
NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL ART MUSEUM (NERAM)
19 August – 16 October2016