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There IS something new under the sun
An iconic Australian image, Max Dupain's 'Sunbaker', is the inspiration for an exhibition opening at the Monash Gallery of Art on Saturday 6th May. 15 artists have contributed to this large scale exhibition of new works, which has just completed a successful three month run at the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) in Sydney.
Max Dupain's iconic 'Sunbaker' image is the inspiration for this exhibition
MGA Curator Stella Loftus-Hills said, "MGA is delighted to be hosting Under the sun and to be revisiting Max Dupain's 'Sunbaker' (1937) almost 80 years after its creation. Dupain's iconic photograph entered MGA's collection in 1980 and this exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for our audiences to view the work in the context of contemporary art and to reflect upon its relationship to current ideas around national identity."
An image in the exhibition by Peta Clancy
At a deeper level, the exhibition is representative of Australia's cultural diversity, with the mix of artists reflecting Australia's multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-faith nature. Exhibiting artists include Peta Clancy, Julie Rrap, Nasim Nasr and Kawita Vatanajyankur.
ACP Curator, Claire Monneraye said: "In this exhibition, the 15 artists have interrogated the social and political implications embedded within this image but also challenged the status of this photograph in our visual culture".