Future exhibitions

 
Crowd Source

Crowd Source

Open:
4 April 2015 – 23 August 2015
Venue:
Exhibition Galleries

The eerie, evocative but strangely familiar photographs of Sydney were taken by Arthur Syer to be used as source material for illustrators to draw from.  He was an amateur photographer who specialised in candid, unstaged photographs of 19th century everyday people and subjects. The brother of artist Walter Syer, Arthur Syer was also a friend of cartoonist Phil May. He would supply 'snapshot' photographs of ordinary people in daily attire to assist Phil May in creating the life-like quality and characters of his drawings. Syer's distinctive low angle photographs were taken surreptitiously, using a 'detective camera'.

This exhibition continues this theme of seeing the material as the inspiration and impetus for creative endeavors and invites audiences to respond imaginatively.

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A Mandean baptism in the Nepean river, Penrith, November 2014, Photograph by Wolter Peeters

Sydney Morning Herald Photos 1440

Open:
23 May 2015 – 21 June 2015
Venue:
Exhibition Galleries

There are 1440 minutes in a day. In these minutes photographers capture a moment. These moments make up a day.

Photos 1440 features photography and multimedia works by Fairfax photographers from The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review from 2014 to present.

Sponsored and supported by Fairfax Media and Canon Australia.

Image: A Mandean baptism in the Nepean river, Penrith, November 2014
Photograph by Wolter Peeters

Jon and Alex, a gay couple, during an intimate moment, Mads Nissen, Denmark, Scanpix/Panos Pictures

World Press Photo 2015

Open:
23 May 2015 – 21 June 2015
Venue:
Exhibition Galleries

The world's best photojournalism from 2014, selected from the 58th annual World Press Photo contest.

Image: Jon and Alex, a gay couple, during an intimate moment.
Life for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people is becoming increasingly difficult in Russia. Sexual minorities face legal and social discrimination, harassment, and even violent hate-crime attacks from conservative religious and nationalistic groups.

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