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MAC Saturday – LISTEN – Artist Talk and Q&A with Mervyn Bishop

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Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

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Booragul, NSW 2284

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MAC Saturday – LISTEN – Artist Talk and Q&A with Mervyn Bishop

Join us in welcoming Mervyn Bishop as he gives a fascinating insight into his work and life as Australia’s first Aboriginal press photographer.

In 1963 Mervyn Bishop left his home town of Brewarrina, venturing to Sydney, where he successfully applied for a cadetship at the Sydney Morning Herald. Bishop went on to work at the Department of Aboriginal Affairs in Canberra in 1974 where he covered the major developments in Aboriginal communities throughout Australia. This included his iconic image from 1975 when the (then) Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam, poured a handful of earth back into the hand of Vincent Lingiari, Gurindji elder and traditional landowner.

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Image: Mervyn Bishop
Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hands of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari, Northern Territory 1975, type R3 photograph, 30.5 x 30.5 cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Hallmark Cards Australian Photography Collection Fund 1991
© Mervyn Bishop/ Department of the Prime, Minister and Cabinet., Photo: AGNSW

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