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.
For the first time, Ballarat International Foto Biennale tickets are available for a single Day Pass or, for the complete experience, purchase a new 3-Day Pass for multiple entries to the Biennale’s core exhibitions in various venues during the festival. All Festival Passes include a single timed visit to the Linda McCartney: Retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Rhonda Senbergs [AUS]~Time and Place
- Rhonda Senbergs
August 28, 2021 - January 9, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm