Max Dupain: The architecture of UNSW

Max Dupain: The architecture of UNSW

18/04/2018 - 12:49pm

Exhibition: 23 April - 31 May, UNSW Library exhibitions space Level 5
Opening: Wednesday 2 May, 5:30pm – All welcome, please RSVP

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.

The exhibition is on display in the UNSW Library exhibitions space on Level 5 of the Main Library. Join us for an exhibition opening on Wednesday 2 May 2018.

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