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The Rennie Ellis Show

3 August 2017 — 7 October 2017
Whitehorse Artspace
Box Hill Town Hall
1022 Whitehorse Road,
Box Hill, VIC 3128

Free entry

Opening Hours
Tues-Fri 10am–4pm
Sat noon–4pm

Photographer Rennie Ellis (1940–2003) was a key figure in Australian visual culture. Ellis is best remembered for his effervescent observations of Australian life during the 1970s and 1980s.

The Rennie Ellis Show highlights some of the defining characters of Australian life during this period, including politicians, punk rockers, spiritual leaders and advocates of the sexual revolution.

The photographs in this exhibition explore the subcultures of the time, and take us back to a moment in our history when inner city housing was affordable, social protestors were optimistic and a sense of community could be achieved without the internet.

All the photographs in this exhibition have been drawn from the two Rennie Ellis award winning books Decade:1970-1980 and Decadent:1980-2000



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