we love…the under the sun exhibition


Have you ever seen Australian photographer Max Dupain’s iconic ‘Sunbaker’, taken in 1937 and made famous in the mid-70s?

If you haven’t, you can now experience it 15 different ways at the Under the Sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker exhibition. If you have – well the same applies!


The Australian Centre for Photography has commissioned 15 Aussie artists to interpret the iconic image in their own way – exploring culture, identity and basically what makes Australia great. They get quite personal and massively creative when having to answer ‘is there something new under the sun?’ through their artworks.

Get ready to ponder about the social and political identity of our great nation and delve into the artists’ views about Australia’s multicultural, multi-ethnic and multi-faith nature. Like we said, the things that make our country great!

This is an art attack if we ever saw one.

You can currently visit the exhibition at The State Library of NSW until 17 April and in Melbourne at the Monash Gallery of Art from 6 May until 6 August 2017.

Words: Lana Al Habl / Featured Image: Nasim Nasr, Still for Eighty Years, production stills from video 2017. Courtesy the artist and Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide / Photography: Max Dupain, Sunbaker 1937