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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Photo exhibition to tell stories of Australia

Iconic photos and stories from Australia’s outback, bush and coast are set to go on exhibition in Lake Macquarie as part of a new touring show by the National Museum of Australia and Australian Geographic.

A Portrait of Australia: Stories through the lens of Australian Geographic, at [email protected] from Saturday 5 June to Sunday 1 August, will feature stunning photos from the Australian Geographic archive.

National Museum Director, Dr Matthew Trinca, said the display combined the National Museum’s exhibition and curatorial expertise with Australian Geographic’s “unparalleled photographic coverage of Australia’s land, nature and people”.

“This exhibition celebrates the bush, the outback, the coast and the people who live and work there,” he said.

Photo by Bill Hatcher.

Lake Macquarie City Council Community Museum Officer Meg O’Donnell believes the exhibition will transport visitors to some of the most rugged and remote parts of Australia.

“Each photograph is beautiful in its own right, but the magic of the exhibition comes from the narratives told by each portrait,” she said.

“Tales of community, mateship and extraordinary wonders have been written by some of Australian Geographic’s best writers over the last 30 years.”

The exhibition is open 10am-2pm daily and entry is by gold coin donation.

Go to lakemac.com.au for more information about the exhibition, and other upcoming shows at [email protected]

Allie Martinelli

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