Mother + Daughter: A Conversation
Exhibition dates: Tue 13 to Sat 24 May 2014
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View a selection of work by Sally McInerney.
“Strong, delicate, aesthetically beautiful and engaging photographs – this will be a memorable exhibition.” Sandy Edwards, Curator, Arthere, 2014
A featured exhibition of the 2014 Head On Photo Festival. This is a historic exhibition of two notable Australian women photographers – Olive Cotton and Sally McInerney, mother and daughter – exhibiting together for the very first time.
The themes in this exhibition are pictorial and depict daily human life in a subtle way. Nature features strongly and many of the images are taken in the Cowra district, central western New South Wales, where Olive Cotton lived with her second husband and raised their two children, Sally and Peter. This is the country where Sally grew up. Olive Cotton married renowned Australian photographer Max Dupain in 1939 – they had had been great friends from childhood. During the early war years Olive ran the Dupain Studio in Sydney. It was here she came into her own as a photographer, receiving her own commissions and enjoying a high profile for a woman photographer at that time. Olive and Max separated after two years and Olive then remarried Ross McInerney, moving to the farm Ross managed at Koorawatha, just outside Cowra. Olive Cotton is represented by Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney.
For all information in regards to this exhibition Sandy Edwards, Arthere
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