A sepia photograph of a man lying on a beach, covered in droplets of water. Circles of yellow have been placed over the the photograph as a graphic treatment.

Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain's Sunbaker

  • Past Exhibition

Captured in 1937, the Sunbaker firmly entered Australia’s consciousness in the mid-1970s, rapidly becoming a symbol of our country’s identity and way of life.

This exhibition showcases new works by 15 of Australia’s most stimulating artists. Using a variety of artistic mediums, these artists will intrigue audiences with diverse perceptions of Australian culture today.

Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker explores an iconic image, with artists responding to the question: is there something new under the sun?

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Sydney NSW 2000
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Captured in 1937, the Sunbaker firmly entered Australia’s consciousness in the mid-1970s, rapidly becoming a symbol of our country’s identity and way of life.

This exhibition showcases new works by 15 of Australia’s most stimulating artists. Using a variety of artistic mediums, these artists will intrigue audiences with diverse perceptions of Australian culture today.

Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker explores an iconic image, with artists responding to the question: is there something new under the sun?

Presented by the Australian Centre for Photography in partnership with the State Library of NSW

The Sunbaker, Culburra Beach, NSW, 1937. Film negative taken by Max Dupain

Under the sun artists:

Peta Clancy
Christopher Day
Destiny Deacon
Michaela Gleave
Nasim Nasr
Sara Oscar
Julie Rrap
Khaled Sabsabi
Yhonnie Scarce
Christian Thompson
Angela Tiatia
Kawita Vatanajyankur
Daniel von Sturmer
Justene Williams
William Yang
 

Curator: Claire Monnereye, Australian Centre for Photography

Claire Monneraye's curatorial interests span a wide range of contemporary photographic expression, the exploration of historical forms and how we perceive our present and envisage our future. After graduating in Literature and Philosophy, with a degree in Art History and Masters of Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies, Claire worked at the Centre Georges Pompidou and at the Grand Palais - Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris, France. Since joining the Australian Centre for Photography in 2011, claire has curated numerous exhibitions featuring Australian and international artists.