Exploring the ambivalence of the pose and transposing this contradiction to now, Rrap draws attention to the paradox of a nation seen as a sun-blessed paradise while its shores have been a place of contestation and misery.
For this large scale exhibition, Under the Sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker, ACP has invited 15 artists to create new works in response to the iconic Sunbaker by revered Australian photographer Max Dupain.
The exhibition features new works by 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 and William Yang.
State Library of NSW, Sydney
18 February – 17 April 2017
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9am – 9pm
Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Weekends: 10am – 5pm
Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Melbourne
6 May – 6 August 2017
Tuesday to Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts' Catalyst–Australian Arts and Culture Fund.