Mervyn Bishop: Australian Photographer

Mervyn Bishop: Australian Photographer

Mervyn Bishop: The Exhibition features iconic photographs that derive from his career as a photojournalist, alongside personal images of family and friends and intimate portraits of members of the Aboriginal community.

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) celebrates Mervyn Bishop, one of Australia's most prolific and influential photographers, with a new exhibition.

Mervyn Bishop's images of culture, politics and people have significantly influenced the collective understanding of Australia’s history. Spanning the past 60 years, the exhibition provides a fascinating insight into Bishop’s life and work.

This exhibition is drawn from the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) collection, the artist’s private archive, and enriched by sound and moving image from the NFSA.
  • Northern Territory 1975, type R3 photograph 30.5 x 30.5 cm, AGNSW
    Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hands of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari
  • Cousins, Ralph and Jim, Brewarrina 1966, gelatin silver photograph 30 x 40 cm, AGNSW
    Cousins, Ralph and Jim, Brewarrina 1966, gelatin silver photograph 30 x 40 cm, AGNSW
  • gelatin silver photograph 30.1 x 40.4 cm, AGNSW
    Girl pours tea, Burnt Bridge 1988,

DETAILS

DATES

5 Mar - 1 Aug 2021

Next occurrence: 16 Apr 2021

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 10am-4pm

COSTS

Adult
$13.00

Concession
$10.00

Child
$0.00
Under 18s free

Group
$9.00

Location

Mervyn Bishop: Australian Photographer

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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