Monday, June 19, 2006

The Paris End: Photography, Fashion and Glamour

The Ian Potter Centre, as part of National Gallery of Victoria, has been the subject of many Melbournista’s discussions this month. Not just because of its highbrow design-facade, space-age architecture, and futuristic 'home-show catalogue' appearance... Rather, the attention has been focused around the 7,250 square meters of gallery space that is currently showcasing “The Paris End: Photography, Fashion and Glamour”. Bringing together the work of some of the local photographers from 1900 to the 1950s - Helmut Newton, and Athol Shmith among others - it features photographs from fashion to advertising and celebrity portraits. The exhibition documents the creative hub that was known as ‘the Paris end’ of Melbourne's Collins Street in that period. Looking at the outside of the building, it would come as no surprise if Yoda had personally opened the exhibition.
When: 3 June - 29 October 2006

Where: Ian Potter Centre, Federal Square, Flinders St, Melbourne


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