Kings Bloody Cross: Surface Glitter and Underground Guts

SURFACE GLITTER AND UNDERGROUND GUTS

The late Rennie Ellis’ photography concentrated on documenting both popular culture and the demi-monde, examining Australia as a hedonistic society. In his own intuitive way he was committed to capturing on film those moments in time that offer insights into the human condition. His taunting images of 1970s Kings Cross are world famous, and inherently capture the zeitgeist of the era. Join Curtator and Director of the Rennie Ellis Archive, Manuela Furci, and long-time collegue, Artist and Writer Dr Martyn Jolly.

Presented alongside Head on Photo Festival’s Rennie Ellis exhibition Kings Cross 1970-71. Running Tuesday 9 May-2 June, Mossgreen Gallery, 36-40 Queen St, Woollahra. 

Host: Mandy Sayer
Guests: Manuela Furci - Director of the Rennie Ellis Photography Archive, Dr Martyn Jolly - Head of Photography and Media Arts at the Australian National University School of Art. 

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This session is part of a curated season of raw and riveting 'in conversation' events featuring Kings Cross luminaries. Rub shoulders with artists, idealists and opportunists and hear fascinating stories about 'ungentrified' Sydney — the heady days of rock 'n' roll, free love, corruption, opportunity, sex and politics during the twentieth century. Presented over three weekends, Kings Bloody Cross will engage audiences with thrilling insight into the dirty half mile's people, bohemia and place. 

Curated by Olivia Ansell. 

Presented by Live Ideas and Working Management.

Image: Rennie Ellis


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