Under the Sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker

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  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. Through a diverse range of immersive and thought-provoking works, the exhibition explores views of our culture, our identity and our nationhood. Reflecting Australia’s multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-faith nature, this audacious exhibition enables a creative and often very personal exploration of the question ‘is there something new under the sun?’ The 15 artists not only interrogate the social and political implications embedded within this image but also challenge the status of this photograph in our visual culture. Pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium, their works will expose the aesthetical complexities at play in discussions around collective identity. For the exhibition Scarce has created deeply personal work. Playing tribute to her grandfather, Scarce uses vernacular photography and her iconic hand blown bush yams to create an installation highlighting her grandfathers many hardships during his life as an opal mine worker in South Australia. A man who provided for his own family and contributed to broader society, yet remained excluded from the rights of Australian citizenship until 1967.
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