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Body parts

Left to right: Max Dupain Spontaneous composition 1935, gelatin silver photograph, 40.3 × 39.8 cm, purchased 1982 © Estate of Max Dupain, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney; Tracey Moffatt As I lay back on my Ancestral Land no. 1 2013 from the series As I lay back on my Ancestral Land, digital print , 125 × 184 cm, Don Mitchell Bequest 2013 © Tracey Moffatt

Body parts features a selection of works by Australian and international artists that focus on photography’s ability to communicate the extent of the body both physically and metaphorically.

Individually, the photographs present fragmented perspectives of the body. As a group, they come together in a riot of movement and stillness, luxury and abjection.

Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, the photographs encompass four overlapping themes: the performative and fertile body; the body in extremis; the classical body; and the abject body.

The featured artists are: David Bailey, Ruth Bernhard, Robert Besanko, Jamie Bradbeer, Warren Breninger, Jane Burton, Paul Cox, Lynn Davis, Max Dupain, Ralph Gibson, Douglas Holleley, Ronnie van Hout, Simone Mangos, Tracey Moffatt, Lewis Morley, Sue Paull, JeanLoup Sieff, Shomei Tomatsu and William Yang.

26 Sep 2015 – 31 Jan 2016

Free admission

Photography gallery