NGV announces Bill Henson exhibition as part of debut Festival of Photography
Twenty-three new photographic works will be unveiled at NGV as part of a new solo exhibition from Australian artist Bill Henson.
The exhibition - simply titled Bill Henson - is slated to explore key theme's in the artist's oeuvre, including sublime landscapes, portraiture, and classical sculpture captured in museum settings.
Ambiguous, dark and open-ended, Henson's work is revered for its use of contrasting light and chiaroscuro, often used in dream-like compositions depicting the human body.
"The NGV mounted Bill Henson’s first solo exhibition in 1975 when Henson was only 19. Over 40 years later, audiences to the NGV will be captivated by the beauty of Henson’s images once more," said NGV Director Tony Ellwood.
The exhibition will take place was part of the National Gallery's inaugural photography festival highlighting new acquisitions of international and Australian photographers’ works, presented across multiple galleries with solo exhibits from William Eggleston, Patrick Pound, Zoë Croggon, Ross Coulte and more.
Bill Henson runs at NGV International from March 10 to August 27 as part of the NGV Festival of Photography