Olive R Odewahn: A Country Life

When: Saturday 13 February - Sunday 18 April 2021

Where: Brindley Family Galleries

Price: FREE

As part of our Open Call program, we are pleased to present a collection of photographs taken between the late 1920's and mid-1960's, and form a record of one woman's experience as a pioneering female photographer. Olive Odewahn's work is an example of mid-twentieth century vernacular photography in rural Australia.

It is an exhibition of people and places, posed portraits and candid moments, community events, recreation, and family. The artist’s shadow makes occasional appearances, as do all manner of farm animals, alongside crowds in Wagga Wagga expecting the Queen, and the construction of the Hume Dam in the 1930s.

The exhibition is curated by artist and photographer Dr. Catherine Rogers, with the assistance of Valerie Odewahn.



Murray Art Museum Albury is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW