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The first retrospective of Tony Mott's rock photography career.
CURRENTLY ON TOUR AROUND AUSTRALIA
Australia's premier rock photographer, Tony Mott has captured all aspects of the rock and roll lifestyle through his camera lens. An untrained photographer, he got his break with a photograph of Chrissy Amphlett, lead singer of the band Divinyls, and went on to become Australia’s leading rock photographer. Mott has had over 30,000 photographs published in 20 countries and his images have appeared on the covers of 500 CDs, 400 posters and more than 900 magazines. Mott was the photographer the bands asked for and his portfolio features the biggest and greatest names in music such as the Rolling Stones, Madonna and U2 as well as the rich and varied NSW independent band scene. From candid portraits to awe inspiring live shots Mott has a unique ability to connect with his subject.
Through the photography of Tony Mott the enormous changes in the music industry in Australia over the last twenty years can be tracked. The death of music street press, the loss of music venues as well the change to digital photography have all affected the music scene and as a consequence the art of rock photography.
ON TOUR DETAILS:
On display at the following venues. Dates listed are subject to change. Please confirm with each venue.
Lismore Regional Gallery - 11 June to 13 August 2016
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery - 9 December 2016 to 28 January 2017
Grafton Regional Gallery - 8 February to 25 March 2017
Wollongong Art Gallery - 25 August 2017 to 28 January 2018
Glasshouse, Port Macquarie - 9 February to 1 April 2018
Albury Museum and Library - 14 April to 10 June 2018
National Archives of Australia, Canberra - 21 June to 9 September 2018
Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory - (Dates TBC)