In 1989 and 1990, photography student Berylouise Mitchell travelled to the remote Austalian outback town of Birdsville to photograph the iconic Birdsville Races.

To celebrate the 25-year anniversary of these photos being taken, Mitchell has created a book of the images, with all proceeds from sales of the book going towards the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Shot on black-and-white film, the series covers all aspects of the races: the bookies, the punters, the early morning trainers, and the races themselves.

A selection of works from the bookThe Birdsville Cupwill be on display at the Janet Clayton Gallery from Wednesday October 14 until Sunday October 25. Books will be able to be purchased at the exhibition.

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