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19 June – 1 September 2013

Portraits of singer songwriter Paul Kelly by artists and rock photographers. This focus exhibition is developed in partnership with Shark Island Productions with the support of The Caledonia Foundation.

Interviews & learning resource

View interviews with five Australian rock photographers discussing their careers and their relationship with Paul Kelly. A learning resource designed for educators is also available for download.

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Life & times

Explore the interactive timeline of Paul
Kelly’s life and career interspersed with
major events from Australian history,
music culture and developments in the
photographic process.

Explore the timeline >

1 Paul Kelly, c. late 1970s to early 1980s
by Greg Noakes
Courtesy of the artist

2 Paul Kelly, c.late 1980s
by Tony Mott
Courtesy of the artist

3 Paul Kelly, 1992
by Wendy McDougall
Courtesy of the artist

Paul Kelly, c. late 1970s to early 1980s
Paul Kelly, c.late 1980s
Paul Kelly, 1992

4 Paul Kelly, 1986-88
by Jon Lewis
On loan from the National Museum of Australia

5 Paul Kelly, 30.11.1980
by Liz Reed
Courtesy of the artist

6 Paul Kelly, 1992
by Wendy McDougall
Courtesy of the artist

Paul Kelly, 1986-88
Paul Kelly, 30.11.1980
Paul Kelly, 1992

7 Paul Kelly, 1986
by Bleddyn Butcher
Courtesy of the artist

8 Paul Kelly, 2007
by Peter Brew-Bevan
Canberra Gift of Peter Brew-Bevan 2012

9 Paul Kelly, c. late 1970s to early 1980s
by Greg Noakes
Courtesy of the artist

Paul Kelly, 1986
Paul Kelly, 2007
Paul Kelly, c. late 1970s to early 1980s

10 PK Studio, late 1987 to early 1988
by Stu Spence
Courtesy of the artist

11 Paul Kelly, Melbourne, 2010
by Wendy McDougall
Courtesy of the artist

12 ‘Words and Music’, Portrait of Paul Kelly, 2007
by Peter Hudson
Collection: Maureen Ritchie

PK Studio, late 1987 to early 1988
Paul Kelly, Melbourne, 2010
‘Words and Music’, Portrait of Paul Kelly, 2007

13 Paul Kelly, 2004
by Jon Campbell
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2004

14 Paul Kelly, 2008
by Tony Mott
Courtesy of the artist

15 Paul Kelly, 2007
by Martin Philbey
Purchased 2008

Paul Kelly, 2004
Paul Kelly, 2008
Paul Kelly, 2007

16 Paul Kelly, 2011
by Martin Philbey
Courtesy of the artist

17 + 18 Paul Kelly, 2009
by Martin Philbey
Courtesy of the artist

Paul Kelly, 2011
Paul Kelly, 2009
Paul Kelly, 2009

19 Paul Kelly, 2013
by Warwick Thornton
high definition digital video
duration 8 min 54 sec
Commissioned with funds provided by Ian Darling 2013

Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly
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