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The Tucker Portraits


The Tucker Portraits

28 Oct 2023 – 10 Dec 2023

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.

Curated by Anouska Phizacklea, Director, Museum of Australian Photography. 

A Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh) touring exhibition. The exhibition is supported by the Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation.

Image: Albert Tucker, Joy and friends, c.1983 from the series Early works, 1928–47, oil on composition board, 81.5 x 122cm. Courtesy Albert and Barbara Tucker Foundation.

Gallery Details

Wangaratta Art Gallery
56 Ovens Street
Wangaratta VIC 3677
T: 03 5722 0865
W: wangarattaartgallery.com.au

Opening Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays and during exhibition Installations.
Entry is Free

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.