Vintage: the lost works of Max Dupain
Starts: Thursday, 22 November 2012 at 5:30 PM
Exhibition opening and launch of the new book "First Vintage: wine in colonial New South Wales" by Dr Julie McIntyre.Vintage brings together for the first time two glorious collections of forgotten images of wine grape vintages in the Hunter - heart of Australia's wine world in the mid-20th century - by the legendary photographer Max Dupain. Dupain took the photographs on commission as part of his commercial practice, and his skill in capturing the arcadian beauty of the everyday work of vignerons, grape harvesters and cellar hands represents a sublime encounter between the work of art and the world of wine. The McWilliam's Mount Pleasant images are held in the National Library of Australia but are little known within Dupain's wider opus. The equally significant but never-before-exhibited Tulloch photographs were gifted by Dupain to the family in an album of original photographs printed by Dupain himself. Several of these Dupain images are part of an older collection which includes photographs, artworks amd objects reproduced in a new book by University of Newcastle historian Dr Julie McIntyre, which shows the importance of wine growing in early Australia. The book First Vintage: wine in colonial New South Wales will be launched at the exhibition opening. Please join Professor John Germov, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Education and Arts, for the launch on Thursday 22 November from 5.30pm. The exhibition dates are 14 November - 1 December. Gallery hours are Wed-Sat 12-6pm.
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Alison Smith, Phone: 02 4921 5255, Email: email@example.com