Max Dupain: Art and war

4 JUNE (VARIOUS DATES) – Discover Dupain’s wartime work in this new Rathmines Heritage Centre exhibition and see the second world war through an artist’s eyes.

Max Dupain recorded Australian wartime experiences with his photographs. He captured day-to-day life at military bases including RAAF Rathmines and Goodenough Island, Papua New Guinea. Alongside other well-known Australian artists and scientists he experimented with camouflage and concealment for the RAAF and was Australia’s most respected and influential black and white photographer of the 20th century. His images capture a long gone era and a vastly different Australian society with images exuding quality and a mastery of light and form. Dupain was considered the pioneer of modernism in Australian photography, departing from the sentimentality of soft focused, nostalgic imagery to the simplified world of light contrasts, sharp focus, varying angles and creative compositions.

Open Friday – Sunday 10am-2pm with gold coin entry.

More details: