Pub Rock

Pub Rock
touring exhibition by the National Portrait Gallery

Pub Rock celebrates the people, places, scenes and sounds defining 1970s and 1980s Australia. Drawn primarily from the Gallery’s collection and enriched with works by leading Australian music photographers including Tony Mott and Wendy McDougall, Pub Rock will feature staged portraits and publicity shots alongside images captured during unguarded moments and the grungy energy of live performances.

This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.
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Image: Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel, 1984 by Grant Matthews Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.


Pub Rock exhibition