Past Exhibitions

Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker

6 May 2017 to 6 August 2017

Under the sun is a large scale exhibition of new works commissioned from 15 artists responding to Australian photographer Max Dupain’s iconic Sunbaker image. Artists include Peta Clancy, Christopher Day, Destiny Deacon, Michaela Gleave, Nasim Nasr, Sara Oscar, Julie Rrap, Khaled Sabsabi, Yhonnie Scarce, Christian Thompson, Angela Tiatia, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Daniel von Sturmer, Justene Williams and William Yang.

Under the sun will explore views of our culture, our identity and our nationhood through works that will surprise, challenge and enthuse audiences. The mix of commissioned artists reflects Australia’s multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-faith nature, enabling a creative and often very personal exploration of the question ‘is there something new under the sun?’ These artists will contemplate, challenge and interpret the representation of Max Dupain’s photograph – an icon of a particular time and a particular vision of Australian culture – while offering unique perspectives on what it could possibly signify in our current society.

Excerpt from ACP media release 12 December 2016

UNDER THE SUN: REIMAGINING MAX DUPAIN'S SUNBAKER is presented by Australian Centre for Photography in partnership with Monash Gallery of Art

This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund and received the support of the following Commissioning Partners: John and Kate Armati, Andrew and Kate Jerogin, Lisa Paulsen, Neill and Jane Whiston, Medich Foundation.


Exhibition launch Saturday 6 May - for more details click here

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