The photograph and Australia
Have fun exploring The photograph and Australia and make some art of your own.
Photography was first used in Australia over 170 years ago. Since then it has played an important role in understanding Australia as a place and Australians as a people.
This major exhibition brings together hundreds of images – from early daguerreotypes of 1845 to the digital images of 2015. Together, they explore how photography has shaped our view of the world, ourselves and each other.
Works in this children’s trail
- Anne Zahalka artist # 2 (Rosemary Laing) 1998
- Robyn Stacey Chatelaine 2010
- Nicholas Caire Fairy scene at the Landslip, Blacks’ Spur c1878
- Richard Daintree Midday camp 1864–70
- Charles Bayliss Group of local Aboriginal people… 1886
- Rosemary Laing Eddie 2010
- Olive Cotton ‘Only to taste the warmth, the light, the wind’ c1939
- David Moore Migrants arriving in Sydney 1966
- William Hetzer George Str. Sydney post office 1858-67
- James Short The Moon c1890–1922
About our children’s trails
Our children’s trails are available online or as free printed booklets/sheets at the Gallery. They are designed to engage young children aged 6-12 with selected objects and images in the Gallery and our exhibitions. They present looking and interpreting, drawing and writing activities for children to do in front of the art with extension ideas for activities away from the Gallery.
Many of these suggestions can be adapted for use at home or in the classroom, even if you can’t visit or the particular artworks are not on display.