Exhibition Opens 5 March 2021

About the exhibition

The NFSA will celebrate Mervyn Bishop, one of Australia's most prolific and influential photographers, with a new exhibition opening in Canberra on 5 March.

Mervyn Bishop's images of culture, politics and people have significantly influenced our collective understanding of Australia’s history.

This exhibition is drawn from the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) collection, the artist’s private archive, and enriched by sound and moving image from the NFSA.

Mervyn Bishop: The Exhibition features iconic photographs that derive from his career as a photojournalist, alongside personal images of family and friends and intimate portraits of members of the Aboriginal community.

Spanning the past 60 years, the exhibition provides a fascinating insight into Bishop’s life and work.

Where: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT

When: Friday 5 March to Sunday 1 August 2021; 10am to 4pm, Monday to Sunday

Tickets: $13 adult / $10 concession and Friends of the NFSA / $9 groups / FREE for under 18s. Tickets on sale from 15 February (sign up below to be notified when they are on sale).

An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition, presented in collaboration with NFSA.

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Main image:

Cousins, Ralph and Jim, Brewarrina 1966 © Mervyn Bishop
Gelatin silver photograph, 30 x 40 cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest 2008
Photo: AGNSW