The NSW State Library will play host to a large-scale photography exhibition of new works commissioned from 15 artists responding to Australian photographer Max Dupain’s iconic 1937 image, Sunbaker.

Under The Sun will feature works from 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 as they reimagine Sunbaker and explore what it means to be Australian.


The artists themselves reflect Australia’s multicultural, multi-ethnic and multi-faith society, each with their own unique experiences and perpectives. Exhibition curator Claire Monneray says, “their works will expose the aesthetical complexities at play in discussions around collective identity”.

The exhibition will be presented at the State Library of NSW from Saturday February 18 until Monday April 17. Head here for details. 

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