Flashback: 160 Years of Australian Fashion Photos (On tour in NSW)

Exhibition Date

Monday 22 February 2016 to Thursday 30 June 2016



On Tour

See below for locations and dates

Beautiful and iconic images from the Library’s unrivalled collection

Currently on tour around regional New South Wales

The glamorous story of Australian fashion photography is revealed in the touring display Flashback: 160 years of Australian Fashion Photos.

Using colourful reproductions, Flashback showcases a number of beautiful and iconic images from the Library’s unrivalled collection, with images ranging from mid 19th century hand-coloured portraiture through to contemporary fashion shots.

Highlights include iconic Australian and former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins and the 1950s appearance for David Jones by American Carmen Dell'Orefice who, now at 82, is the world’s oldest working supermodel.

 Featured image: Carmen Dell’Orefice, David Jones’ American Fashion Parade, August 1950, photograph by Geoffrey Lee, a2437 Online/1

On tour details: 

On display at the following libraries. Dates listed are subject to change. Please confirm with each library.


Ryde, 18-30 June 2016

Currently on display at the State Library

Colour In Darkness: Images from the First World War

Saturday 25 June 2016 to Sunday 21 August 2016

Hand-coloured photographs by 'digger artists' exhibited for the first time in 90 years. 

Family Keeps Us Going

Saturday 11 June 2016 to Sunday 28 August 2016

Portraits and Stories of Families of Aboriginal Nations Living in South-West Sydney by Jagath Dheerasekara.

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