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Linda McCartney exhibition to headline 2021 Foto Biennale

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11 Dec 2020

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In an Australian exclusive, the 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale will showcase the works of world-famous American photographer Linda McCartney (1948-1998).

Curated by Linda’s former husband/Beatles frontman Paul McCartney and children Mary and Stella McCartney, Linda McCartney: Retrospective will feature more than 200 photographs, including images of the 1960s music scene, the McCartney family and a series of prints from their trips to Australia in 1975 and 1993 which have never been displayed before.

The exhibition will be held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

“In the vein of Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans, Linda often captured the subtle and fortuitous rather than the staged moments,” BIFB artistic director and co-curator Fiona Sweet said.

“Linda used the tools at her disposal to create moving and intimate portraits creating a new perspective in rock and roll photography. She captured the essence of those around her, providing insight into the personal lives of iconic artists and that of her family in later life.”

“Linda’s significant archive offers a personal glimpse into the cultural icons of the 1960s and 70s through her eyes.”

The 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale will be held from 28 August until 24 October. Tickets go on sale Sunday 13 December from 9am at 

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Main image: Linda McCartney, The Beatles, Abbey Road, London, 1969

Linda McCartney, Self Portrait with Paul, London, 1970, Abbey Road, London, 1969

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