As part of our Open Call program, we were pleased to present a collection of photographs taken between the late 1920's and mid-1960's and form a record of one woman's experience as a pioneering female photographer.
Olive Odewahn's work provided an example of mid-twentieth century vernacular photography in rural Australia.
It was an exhibition of people and places, posed portraits and candid moments, community events, recreation, and family. The artist’s shadow made occasional appearances, as do all manner of farm animals, alongside crowds in Wagga Wagga expecting the Queen, and the construction of the Hume Dam in the 1930s.
The exhibition was curated by artist and photographer Dr. Catherine Rogers, with the assistance of Valerie Odewahn.