Max Dupain on Assignment features over 80 images by one of Australia’s
most well-known photographers Max Dupain, many of which have never
previously been displayed to the public.
E x h i b i t i o n a i m s a n d l E a r n i n g o p p o r t u n i t i E s
Max Dupain on Assignment showcases the commercial work of eminent Australian photographer Max Dupain.
The exhibition spans Dupain’s development as a photographer and demonstrates two influential elements
in his career – his work with the Australian government and a relationship with a major client. Together the
photographs provide a rich visual record documenting post-World War II social change in Australia.
The photography of Max Dupain provides students with learning opportunities to undertake critical analysis of
visual art works, looking specifically at the elements of composition, line, light and form of historic photographs
and to investigate post-World War II Australian society through observation and discussion. The photographs on
display will provide inspiration for your students’ own creative works.
The National education and the arts statement released by the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment,
Training and Youth Affairs and the Cultural Ministers Council in late 2007 recognises how integral the arts are to
our sense of identity, and the importance of creativity in fostering imagination, risk-taking, and curiosity.
Max Dupain on Assignment offers students opportunities to:
• experience, express, interpret and critique the cultural, geographic, political and social landscapes of
• experience excellence in the arts, experiment with ideas, learn about cultural traditions and exhibit and perform
alongside respected artists.
While visiting the exhibition please note that:
• no food or drink is allowed in the gallery spaces
• due to copyright and conservation concerns, no photography is allowed
• we have limited capacity to store bags, if possible