On 4 February the National Gallery of Victoria will open Fred Kruger: Intimate Landscapes, the first comprehensive survey of Fred Kruger’s (1831-88) photographs ever to be mounted.

Kruger migrated from Germany in 1860 and a few years later opened a photographic studio in Carlton, Melbourne before moving his thriving practice to Geelong. He became one of the leading landscape photographers of the 19th century in Australia. The exhibitions will display more than 100 works drawn predominantly from the NGV Collection and incorporating loans from Museum Victoria, the State Library of Victoria and private collections. Many of the photographs in this exhibition depict iconic locations that will be familiar to Victorians, providing visitors with a glimpse back more than 130 years to scenes at the You Yangs, the Esplanade at Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale among others.
The exhibition is on display at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia from 4 February to 27 May 2012. Open 10-5pm, Tue-Sun. Entry is free. For more information, visit ngv.vic.gov.au.