Australian Beach Photography
Photo: Roger Scott Queenscliff 1975 ANMM Collection
Iconic photographs capture Australian beach culture from the 1930s to today. Sunbathers, swimmers, surfers and surf life savers are depicted in this collection of photographs from the Australian National Maritime Museum.
The exhibition includes Max Dupain's iconic image, the Sunbaker, Ray Leighton's surfers posed with their longboards, images from Jeff Carter's 1960s surfing safari, and Roger Scott's "critical moment" photographs, taken as an individual catches a wave or dives into the ocean.
Anne Zahalka explores ideas of Australian cultural identity and stereotypes by reworking familiar images from the media and the history of art in the series Bondi: playground of the Pacific. Narelle Autio provides a different view of the ocean swimmer from beneath the surface of the waves, and Ian Lever renders the beauty and moods of Sydney's ocean pools at dawn and dusk.
11 May - 3 August 2014
Manning Regional Gallery
9 August - 21 September 2014
Tweed River Art Gallery
19 December 2014 - 8 February 2015
Noosa Regional Gallery
10 March – 1 May 2016
Bega Valley Regional Gallery
9 December 2016 – 4 February 2017
Extended to 6:00 pm in January
Last boarding time for Submarine and Tall Ships – 4.10pm
Closed Christmas Day 25 December.
+61 2 9298 3777
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Australia National Maritime Museum
Every day 9.30 am - 5 pm
Extend to 6.00 pm in January
Closed Xmas Day 25 Dec.
2 Murrey Street
sydney NSW 2000, AU
+61 2 9298 3777