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Contemporising the Modern: Australian Modern and Contemporary Photography

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Image: Olive COTTON, (1911–2003), Only to Taste the Warmth, the Light, the Wind (c.1939), silver gelatin photograph, gift of the Russell Mills Foundation, 2015, MAMA Collection.

Contemporising the Modern: Australian Modern and Contemporary Photography

26 Oct 2019 - 15 Dec 2019

In 2015, The Russell Mills Foundation donated 50 photographs to the Murray Art Museum Albury Collection. These photographs map the development of Russell Mills as an art collector: from enthusiastic viewer of photographic images to connoisseur of photographic art.

Showcasing photographic works that speak of 20th- and 21st-century Australia, this exhibition explores the development of Australian photography and its coming of age in a period when photographers were still pushing for their work to be accepted as a pure art form. 

Featuring: Pat Brassington, Olive Cotton, Max Dupain, John Eaton, Rennie Ellis, Peter Elliston, Petrina Hicks, Carol Jerrems, Peter Leiss, Robert McFarlane, David Moore, Trent Parke, Michael Riley, Roger Scott and Wolfgang Sievers among others.


Image: Image: Olive COTTON, (1911–2003), Only to Taste the Warmth, the Light, the Wind (c.1939), silver gelatin photograph, gift of the Russell Mills Foundation, 2015, MAMA Collection.

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