Russell Workman – Images of Sydney in the 60s & 70s

The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts presents: Russell Workman – Images of Sydney in the 60s & 70s

View from Australia Square 1967, USS Enterprise 1964, Johnny O’Keefe 1973, Ultimo 1974, Children of Glebe 1971, Chuck Berry 1973. All photos copyright Russell Workman.

Join photographer Russell Workman for a nostalgic glimpse back in time, featuring a selection of his photographs taken in and around Sydney during the 1960s and 1970s.

From people on the streets to cityscapes and legendary music gigs, many of these images have recently been scanned and restored from his extensive archive of photographs and slides.

With images taken both as a schoolboy and during his career as a professional photographer, Russell’s photos are a personal recording of Sydney at that time and reveal just how much the city has changed.

About the speaker: Russell Workman has been working as a professional photographer for over 40 years, starting as an official photographer for the Department of Navy. For many years, he was a full time photographer at the University of Sydney, responsible for all public relations, medical, microscopy, art and misc. photography. He was also the official photographer for USYD’s Nicholson Museum and the Department of Archaeology, photographing artefacts and documenting several overseas digs. Russell now concentrates on archaeology and heritage photography projects, as well as teaching and speaking about photography. He has received several grants from the RAHS for his ‘Shoptops’ project covering Homebush West to Balmain East, Marrickville and now the city of Canada Bay.


When: Monday 24 September 2018, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Mitchell Theatre, Level 1, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

No bookings required

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