Frank Hurley: Photographer & Gardener

Art, Photography Manly Art Gallery and Museum , Manly Until Sunday October 14 2018 Free
Frank Hurley Manly Art Gallery and Museum 2018
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Frank Hurley, View of the Harbour Bridge from Circular Quay, c.1960
Frank Hurley Manly Art Gallery and Museum 2018
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Frank Hurley, Birds-eye view of Circular Quay and The Rocks, c.1960
Frank Hurley, Manly Art Gallery and Museum 2018
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Frank Hurley, Martin Place from The Bank of NSW, c.1960
Frank Hurley Manly Art Gallery and Museum 2018
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Frank Hurley, Dee Why Beach, 1950s
Frank Hurley, Manly Art Gallery and Museum 2018
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Frank Hurley, Manly Wharf and bus terminal, 1950s
Frank Hurley Manly Art Gallery and Museum 2018
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Frank Hurley, Surf Life Saving Club, Manly, 1950s
Frank Hurley, Manly art Gallery and Museum 2018
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Frank Hurley, Manly Swimming Pool, 1950s
Frank Hurley, Manly Art Gallery and Museum 2018
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Frank Hurley, Swimming pool, Point Piper, Sydney, c.1927
Frank Hurley, Manly Art Gallery and Museum 2018
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Frank Hurley, Aerial view of Circular Quay and Harbour Bridge, c.1960

See the Sydney of yesteryear in this exhibition of works by one of Australia's most important photographers

Frank Hurley lived an extraordinary life in just about every way imaginable. Born in Sydney, he became the official photographer for multiple expeditions to Antarctica, led by Douglas Mawson and Ernest Shackleton, including one in which the party became stranded for two full years, from 1914 to 1916. Just a year later, in 1917, Hurley joined the Australian Defence Force and became a war photographer for both world wars. His photos are among the most enduring images of the wars.

But this exhibition at Manly Art Gallery and Museum celebrates Hurley's more domestic side and features mostly images taken while in Sydney at the very beginning of the 20th century and then in the 1950s. Many of the photos haven't been exhibited before and reveal a side of Sydney that most of us wouldn't know: there's Martin Place while you could still drive straight down the centre and a gorgeous photo of Circular Quay in 1960.

The exhibition is part of the 9th annual Head On Photo Festival.

By: Ben Neutze

Venue name: Manly Art Gallery and Museum
Contact:
Address: West Esplanade
Manly
2095
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm; closed public holidays.
Price: Free
Event website: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/whats-on/frank-hurley-photographer-gardener
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