Upcoming Exhibitions

  • The Tucker portraits

The Tucker portraits

23 November 2019 to 9 February 2020

Albert Tucker (1914–99) is one of Australia’s most well-known and renowned artists, and a key exponent of Australian modernism. He was primarily a figurative painter who critically responded to the world around him.

In 1939 Tucker acquired his first camera. From that moment on he began documenting his life and the people and places that meant so much to him. His archive of photographs range from studies of people that he used as source material for his paintings through to incredibly rare and intimate portraits of his family and friends who today are recognised as leading protagonists in Australian modernism and the Heide circle.

The Tucker portraits explores how Tucker used photography within his practice – from inspiration and source material for his paintings through to capturing unique and intimate documents that explore the social, cultural and political life in Australia.

Curator: Anouska Phizacklea

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Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Fashioning black identity: Africa and the African diaspora
  • Dressing up: clothing and camera
  • The Tucker portraits
  • Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind
  • Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography

Past Exhibitions

Travelling Exhibitions

  • John Gollings: the history of the built world

Bowness Prize

  • William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2015 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2014 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2013 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2012 Bowness Photography Prize
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2011
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2010
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