In The Shadows VAC Gallery Photography Exhibition Launch

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Victorian Archives Centre

99 Shiel Street

North Melbourne, VIC 3051

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In The Shadows explores the under-represented, shadows and hidden stories of Melbourne's past and present.

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The VAC Gallery in the lobby of the Victorian Archives Centre is launching a new photographic exhibition featuring archival images from the State Government's collection and The National Archives of Australia, alongside contemporary street photography from Alicia Valle Serrano, Richard Harris, Michael Edwards, Sarah Ruhullah, Kelly Tang, Andrew Wilson, Mark Forbes, Andrew Tan, Cathrin Plunkett, Adrian Whear and Liz Kajko.

'In The Shadows' takes a broad approach to the theme, exploring both physical and conceptual aspects of the shadow and darkness.

Archival photographs afford us the opportunity to consider the shadows of the past, such as health problems for smokers which were intentionally unacknowledged by advertisers for decades, or in a more literal sense, spies, whose lives depended on the shadows to work effectively for their governments. Then there are the metaphorical shadows which are cast onto under-represented communities.

On the contemporary side, street photographers explore issues ranging from living under the shadow of 'big brother' through to how we turn a blind eye to the social issues surrounding us.

Public Record Office Victoria invites the public and all photographic contributors to join us for drinks and light nibbles to celebrate the opening of 'In The Shadows'.

Starts: 1pm

Floor talk from Caroline Webber, Director of Public Programs at The National Archives of Australia, discussing the Australian spies and espionage collection. Two images from this collection will be on display as part of 'In The Shadows': 1.45pm

Mingling until 4pm

Images below:

Exhibit 9A from Inquest 1936/1355, 1936 Geelong. PROV VPRS 24/P0, unit 2045, item 1936/1355.

The Wait by Andrew Tan.

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Victorian Archives Centre

99 Shiel Street

North Melbourne, VIC 3051

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