The new exhibition at the Manjimup Art Gallery, Portrait of Australia: Stories through the lens of Australian Geographic, relates Australian stories to highlight the many and varied places and experiences awaiting discovery within Western Australia and Australia more generally.
A Portrait of Australia is a stunning display of large format photographic prints detailing iconic stories from Australia's outback, bush and coast. It is the result of a partnership between the National Museum of Australia and Australian Geographic, combining the National Museum's exhibition and curatorial expertise with Australian Geographic's 30 years of unparalleled photographic coverage of Australia's land, nature and people.
The exhibition also includes an integrated program for school children. Exhibition themes incorporate local history, First Australians and geographical and environmental stories to encourage discussion across curriculum areas ranging from English and Science to History and Cross Cultural Awareness.
"The exhibition celebrates the bush, the outback, the coast and the people who live and work there. Featuring stunning photographs from Australian Geographic's archive that will transport viewers to some of the most rugged and remote parts of the country to discover the remarkable stories of ordinary Australians", said National Museum Director, Dr Matthew Trinca.
"This exhibition speaks of beauty, resilience and the indomitable Australian spirit. It also demonstrates that despite these unprecedented times, our travel opportunities are far from limited," said Shire President, Paul Omodei.
A Portrait of Australia will be on display at the Manjimup Art Gallery, Cnr Rose and Mounts Street, from 24 July until 22 August 2020.
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