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Friends Book Club: Olive Cotton: A Life in Photography
with author Professor Helen Ennis
Join us for a Friends Member exclusive online book club, where the book choice is eclectic, the guests are captivating and the company is Friendly.
This November join special guest author Helen Ennis who will speak about her award-winning book Olive Cotton: A Life in Photography published by Fourth Estate, an imprint of Harper Collins.
From the book description:
A landmark biography of a singular and important Australian photographer, Olive Cotton, by an award-winning writer - beautifully written and deeply moving.
Olive Cotton was one of Australia's pioneering modernist photographers, whose significant talent was recognised as equal to her first husband, the famous photographer Max Dupain.
Away from the public eye, her work was almost forgotten until a landmark exhibition in Sydney in 1985 shot her back to fame, followed by a major retrospective at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2000, ensuring her reputation as one of the country's greatest photographers.
Intriguing, moving and powerful, this is Olive's story, but it is also a compelling story of women and creativity - and about what it means for an artist to try to balance the competing demands of their art, work, marriage, children and family.
You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions before and during the session in a friendly and informal online setting. Settle in for a Friends-only chat, to learn and converse in the comfort of home with a good group of Friends.
Join this session via Zoom and learn how digitisation defeats isolation and opens up access in a pandemic, or any time.
To join this online event register for the event with your Friends membership number. We will send out an email prior to the event with the Zoom URL, as well as reminder emails a week, a day and an hour before the webinar with the URL to join.
Before joining, be sure to check system requirements to avoid any connection issues: https://zoom.us/test (note: this is to test your connection, please ignore the webcam and audio components)
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You can order you print or audio copy from the National Library Bookshop Friends Book Club List.
Image: Cover of Olive Cotton: A Life in Photography.