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Max Dupain: The architecture of UNSW

Exhibition: 23 April - 31 May 2018, UNSW Main Library Level 5
Opening event: Wednesday 2 May 2018, 5:30pm

A digital version of the 2018 exhibition Max Dupain: The architecture of UNSW is available as an Online Exhibition.

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A decade after its foundation in 1949, UNSW entered a period of major campus development. During this time, from 1959 to 1970, UNSW’s main photographer of record was Max Dupain – one of the leading figures in 20th century Australian photography.

This exhibition is drawn from photographs collected by the University Archives from the roughly 140 jobs Dupain carried out for UNSW. The presence and absence of familiar architecture in the campus and its surrounds documents a campus - and a city - in a period of rapid growth and change. These images vividly attest to the artistic vision of their photographer, demonstrating Dupain’s characteristically modernist treatment of line and form in architectural photography.

 

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Max Dupain: The architecture of UNSW - Installation view 1
Max Dupain: The architecture of UNSW - Installation view 2
Max Dupain: The architecture of UNSW - Installation view 3
Opening night crowd viewing installation
Opening night crowd viewing installation
Crowd watching Katie Bird speaking at the opening
Crowd watching Catherine De Lorenzo speaking amongst installation
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