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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

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.

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