Australia as we were, in photos

THE renowned work of iconic Australian photographer Max Dupain will adorn the walls of the Grafton Regional Gallery from next week.

The exhibition, Max Dupain on Assignment, features many never-before-seen images, taken over an illustrious 60-year career by the late photographer.

Eye-catching examples of images from the National Archives that Mr Dupain was commissioned to take in the 1940s, ’50’s and ’60s to promote Australia overseas, and photos of life on the cane fields he took for CSR will be a highlight of the exhibition.

Famous for his photos of Bondi that defined beach culture for a generation of Australian’s, the exhibition will also include images of the construction of the Sydney Opera House, where Dupain worked with architect Jorn Utzon.

To celebrate the exhibition, National Archives Conservator, Robyn Gamble, will conduct a workshop entitled Fade to Grey, about the conservation and care of digital photographs.

The workshop will be held at the gallery on Saturday, March 5, from 1pm and costs $20 per participant.

Call 6642 3177 to book the workshop and arrange pre-payment.

Max Dupain on Assignment will be on display at the gallery from March 2 until April 10.

Located at 158 Fitzroy St, the gallery is open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

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