Under the sun is an exhibition of new works commissioned by the Australian Centre for Photography from artists responding to Australian photographer Max Dupain’s iconic Sunbaker image. Artists include Peta Clancy, Christopher Day, Destiny Deacon, Michaela Gleave, Nasim Nasr, Sara Oscar, Julie Rrap, Khaled Sabsabi, Yhonnie Scarce, Christian Thompson, Angela Tiatia, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Justene Williams and William Yang.
The exhibition explores views of our culture, our identity and our nationhood. The mix of commissioned artists reflects Australia’s multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-faith nature, enabling a creative and often very personal exploration of the question ‘is there something new under the sun?’ These artists will contemplate, challenge and interpret the representation of Max Dupain’s photograph – an icon of a particular time and a particular vision of Australian culture – while offering unique perspectives on what it could possibly signify in our current society.
Image: Julie Rrap, Speechless (detail), 2017, bronze and steel, courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney