See The Music Vol. 3 is the world-class music photography exhibition currently showing in Geelong

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See The Music Vol. 3 is the world-class music photography exhibition currently showing in Geelong

April 1985, Sydney, Australia Official Press Conference for Freddie Mercury's first solo album, 'Mr. Bad Guy' (during 'The Works Tour') Photo snapped by © Wendy McDougall

From local acts to the top international superstars, 'See The Music: An exhibition of music Photography' is a must-attend.

Geelong’s hub of photography, Focal Point Studio, Darkroom and Gallery, is showcasing some of the world’s biggest names in music with a photography exhibit in North Geelong, exhibiting the best works of Australian music photographers.

The exhibition ‘See The Music (Vol 3)’ features 190 photos from 18 photographers featuring musical performances over a wide range of genres, shining a light on the photographer’s immense talent and eye for capturing live music in action.

The key takeaways

  • See The Music Vol 3 is an exhibition of photographs from 18 photographers covering an eclectic range of musical genres, from classical to musical theatre, soul, pop and rock.
  • Many of the photos have never been exhibited before and most of the photos are for sale.
  • A Geelong exclusive, the exhibit will run until 29 January 2023.

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Opening back in December, the third See The Music exhibition is truly world-class with nearly 200 photographs on display, covering all genres of music from rock and pop to classical, jazz and even musical theatre.

Ranging from on-stage performances from local performers and world-famous artists, and artist portraits to news items and crowd photos, works come from some of the best amateur and professional Aussie music photographers including the likes of Eric Algra, Abby Beaumont, John Casamento, Sandy Gray, Lothar Huber, Ivan Kemp, Lisa Kenny, Peter Lane, Bill McAuley, Wendy McDougal, Ronnie “Dogman” McPherson, Mark Moray, Philip Morris, Rodney Nicholson, David Parker, Simone Tyrell, Jay Town and Craig Watson.

Featured artists include local acts to international superstars providing something for every type of music lover. From AC/DC. Vanessa Amorosi, The Angels, Jimmy Barnes, Kate Bush, Shirley Bassey, Nahko Bear, Daryl Braithwaite, Shannon Bourne, Bono from U2, and Crowded House, to Johnny Cash, Coolio, Nick Cave, Elton John, Eddy Maljevic (from INXS cover band INXSive), Modern Jazz Quartet, Sarah McLeod, the McClymonts, Danni Minogue and Ella Hooper (to name but a few), the exhibition will reflect on a time between 1960s to 2022, reflecting both a time where the industry was thriving and music photographers had more work than they could handle, and a time post-covid when the music industry was getting back on its feet.

Ranging from old-school black-and-white prints to high-definition stunning colour, many of the photos are unique glimpses into rarely seen moments. The Beatles at the Southern Cross Hotel in Melbourne in 1964; Michael Hutchence (from INXS) during rehearsals in the ABC studios; Brian May at Sunbury 1973; Jimmy Page and Robert Plant on stage at Sydney Showground on 27 February 1972; and Ian “Molly” Meldrum clowning around with his crown after being named King of Moomba on 4 February 1985, plus many more.

This is essential viewing for any music lover.

What’s more, most of the photos are for sale, so this could be the perfect opportunity to grab a unique gift, or just to spoil yourself because after the couple of years we’ve all had, you certainly deserve it.

Entry is only $10 adults; $8 concession. U15, disability carers and Focal Point members are FREE.

The exhibition will run until January 29 2023 at Focal Point Gallery, 46 Douro St, Nth Geelong; Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm.

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