9 October - 21 November 2010
BILL HENSON: EARLY WORK FROM THE MGA COLLECTION
Bill Henson: early work from the Monash Gallery of Art collection will provide local audiences with the opportunity to view some of the most powerful and beautiful photographs made by one of Australia’s best-known contemporary photographers. The exhibition includes fine examples of the artist’s major series from 1977―92, including his early photographs of crowds, his 1985―86 studies of suburban youth, and his wonderful Paris Opera series of 1990. While many of us are by now familiar with Henson’s images through reproduction, the opportunity to view his actual photographs offers a much richer visual experience, and a deeper appreciation of his art.