Join artist Robert McFarlane in conversation with Bronwyn Coulston, Curator of Still Point as we open our exhibition program for 2017.
Robert McFarlane has been photographing Australia and Australians for over 50 years. Still Point, an exhibition from the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, draws on his extensive archive as well as giving glimpses into his private work - photographs never published before, taken purely for his own enjoyment. Known for his iconic portraits and natural affinity for light, Still Pointexplores how McFarlane’s images have a stillness and depth not always noticed, as he takes us into intriguing visual spaces and encourages us to think about the world we inhabit.
FREE. Registrations essential. Light refreshments provided.
About the speakers
Robert McFarlane was born in Adelaide in 1942 and has been a documentary photographer for more than four decades - specialising in social issues and documenting performance in film and theatre, mostly within Australia.
He worked in London from 1969 to 1973, freelancing for the Daily Telegraph Colour Magazine, Art and Australia NOVA and the Sunday Times Colour Magazine. For the past twenty years Robert has written critically on photography for the Sydney Morning Herald and a number of magazines from B+W to the Bulletin, Art & Australia, the Financial Review Magazine and Good Weekend. His photographs are held in the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of NSW, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Library of Australia and numerous private collections. Robert McFarlane has been married twice - to the artist Kate Burness and the theatre director Mary-Ann Vale. He has two children: Morgan (1974-1994) and Billy (1990- ). He is represented by the Josef Lebovic Gallery in Sydney.
Bronwyn Coulston has over 15 years’ experience in the cultural sector managing and curating exhibitions and activities in both public and private museums and galleries. Prior to moving to the Shoalhaven, Bronwyn has worked with Sydney Living Museums, Mosman Art Gallery, the Australian Tennis Museum and the Whitlam Institute. As Manager, Arts and Culture with Shoalhaven City Council, Bronwyn works with local and national artists to curate a wide range of contemporary art exhibitions and associated arts programming.
Still Point will be exhibiting in the Margaret Whitlam Galleries from 2 February to 24 March 2017.
Free entry. Exhibition open Thursdays & Fridays, 10am – 4pm and Saturdays 11 February and 11 March 11am – 4pm.
Still Point is a touring exhibition from the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre & Regional Gallery.
Image Credit: Boys Playing, Balmain Sydney Courtesy of the artist Robert McFarlane