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Modern Australian Photographic Art (1980 Middle East Tour)

By Belinda Hungerford   Following on from the successful 1975-76 Asia tour of Australian photography organised by ACP for the Department of Foreign Affairs, another international tour was planned, this time to the Middle East. Titled Modern Australian Photographic Art this exhibition featured 9 photographers, including one female this time: Nigel Clarke,...

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Community Heritage Grant Awarded

Community Heritage Grant Awarded

By Belinda Hungerford ACP is thrilled to have been awarded a federal Community Heritage Grant to fund a Preservation Needs Assessment on the Archives. The grant was announced at the National Library of Australia in Canberra on 27 October, 2015. In 2013 ACP received a CHG grant to fund a...

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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

By Belinda Hungerford Unless you’ve been avoiding all news reporting you can hardly have missed the announcement that Queen Elizabeth II is now the longest serving British monarch in history. In ACP’s archives we have a press print from Max Dupain’s series Waiting for the Queen. Although the image is...

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Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

By Belinda Hungerford   Recently I was delighted to receive an enquiry from the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. They are currently undertaking research on American artist David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992) for an upcoming exhibition (Fall 2016/Winter 2017). It will be the first major, monographic presentation of Wojnarowicz’s...

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On This Day - June 1997

On This Day - June 1997

By Belinda Hungerford   On this day in 1997, ACP was exhibiting Facing Death: Portraits from Cambodia’s Killing Fields. This highly significant and sensitive exhibition contained 100 photographic portraits of prisoners at Toul Sleng (also known as S-21) – a Khmer Rouge prison camp in Cambodia during the era of...

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Vintage ACP Posters

Vintage ACP Posters

By Belinda Hungerford   If any of you have ventured into ACP over the last month or so you would have experienced our new Social Space. The bright yellow wall is hard to miss, alongside the large-scale image of Margaret Whitlam opening ACP’s first exhibition in 1974 and a long...

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On This Day - November 1974

On This Day - November 1974

By Belinda Hungerford   On this day forty years ago, ACP opened its doors for the first time at 76a Paddington Street, Paddington.  Margaret Whitlam travelled up from Canberra to open the gallery and according to esteemed photography curator Gael Newton, gave a very humorous speech. Director Graham Howe concurred...

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Why This Moment?

Why This Moment?

By Belinda Hungerford   When I first began digging into the ACP archive in earnest, I was keen to locate the box containing the earliest documents relating to ACP and its formation. According to the inventory, Box 45 ‘General Admin 1973-74’ was the one. Finding this at first was a...

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On This Day - September 2006

On This Day - September 2006

By Belinda Hungerford   On this day in 2006, ACP was exhibiting The Black Islands: Spirit and War in Melanesia by Australian-born photojournalist Ben Bohane. Ben’s commitment to breaking news from Melanesia was evident in this sensitive body of work that explored localised kastom practices and revealed an in-depth knowledge...

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The significance of ACP's archives

The significance of ACP's archives

By Belinda Hungerford   The Australian Centre for Photography is currently celebrating its fortieth year. Founded in 1973 by photographers David Moore and Wesley Stacey with a grant from the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, the first exhibition opened to the public on 21 November 1974. Since then...

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