Rhonda Senbergs (1941 – 1998) photographed Melbourne and Sydney’s art scene for three decades between 1970 – 1998, capturing artists, writers, actors and politicians within her social circle and peers. Nearing 16,000 photographs, including Super 8 footage and videos, the collection forms a substantial history of time and place, featuring photographs of Fred Williams, Bob Hawke, Margaret Olley, Michael Leunig, Leonard French and Mirka Mora.
A vibrant and creative energy behind the lens of her 35mm camera, Rhonda was daringly inquisitive with a natural impulse to record her surroundings. Married to artist Jan Senbergs until 1977, she captured her own milieu. Seeing images through Rhonda’s eyes provides the viewer a feeling of being an insider to Australia’s artistic, political and cultural life during a significant period of time. The Rhonda Senbergs Collection was donated to the at the State Library of Victoria in 2007.
Rhonda Senbergs [AUS]~Time and Place
- Rhonda Senbergs
August 28, 2021 - January 9, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm