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MAMA | Summer - Bondi to Barcelona: Rex Dupain



No matter where you go in the world, summer is regarded as holiday season. Photographer Rex Dupain captures the essence of Summer as seen around the world in his first solo exhibition at MAMA.

Dupain contrasts familiar Australian images of Bondi Beach with the individual flavours of Brighton, Sorrento, Bay of Naples, Barcelona, and New York City.

A great photograph reveals the innate beauty often undetected in places we take for granted. With not even a moment’s notice, something profound may be offered to the photographer. To be able to provide these moments to others in a way that enables them to see something they know, as if it was for the first time they saw it – this is what inspires me as an artist
– Rex Dupain, 2016

Dupain, who started taking photos when he was an infant, had three works featured in the 2016 National Photography Prize.

His photographs are found in many public and private collections, including those of Baz Lurhmann, Elton John and the late Kerry Packer.

MAMA holds five of his artworks in its collection.

All photographs in the exhibition will be for sale. A Buyer’s Preview will be held on 16 February from 5.30pm – 6.30pm.