Jan 20, 2009

New exhibition at the Public Records Office, Victoria

'Max Dupain on Assignment"

This exhibition is a collection of photographs by Max Dupain from the collections of the National Archives of Australia and the Noel Butlin Archives Centre at the Australian National University. The exhibition explores works that Dupain created in the 1940's to the 1970's for the Australian Government and the Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited, now known as CSR.
For more information about this project the Moonee Valley Library Service has a copy of the book Max Dupain on Assignment Call No. F 779 DUP and several other books on Max Dupain's photography.
The National Archives of Australia had no information about the young violinist used in the promotional materials, but Robyn Davies learnt her image was part of the exhibition when her brother saw it promoted in the Qantas inflight magazine. Robyn remembers the day well, the photograph was taken in 1971 at the Methodist Ladies' College in Burwood, Sydney. In 1987 Robyn moved to Papua New Guinea where she still lives with local people translating the Bible into one of the 850 language in that country, unfortunately she no longer plays the violin. This exhibition is on display from the 15th January - 22nd May, 2009 for more information visit the Public Records Office Victoria

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