An exhibition of photographs by the 19th century pioneering portraitist, Julia Margaret Cameron, opens at the Art Gallery of NSW today.


Some of the portraits taken by Julia Margaret Cameron, from left: Portrait of Herschel  1867,  Mrs Herbert Duckworth  1872,  Paul and Virginia  1864.   © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The prints have been loaned by the extensive collection of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and will remain on display until 25 October. This year marks the bicentenary of Cameron’s birth and 150 years since her first exhibition was held at the South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Albert Museum). The exhibition features more than 100 photographs that trace Cameron’s early ambition and mastery of the medium. A series of letters will also be on display, along with select photographs sourced from Australian institutions.

Entry to the exhibition costs AU$15 for adults, $12 for concession card holders or $!0 for children (5-17 years) and gallery members. Family tickets for two adults and up to three children are available for $40. The display is located in the temporary exhibitions gallery on the upper level.