Fissures in Time was commissioned by the Australian Centre of Photography for the exhibition Under the Sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker in 2017 for The State Library of New South Wales, Sydney.
Captured in 1937, the Sunbaker firmly entered Australia’s consciousness in the mid-1970s, rapidly becoming a symbol of our country’s identity and way of life.
This exhibition showcased works by 15 Australian artists. Using a variety of artistic mediums, these artists intrigued audiences with diverse perceptions of Australian culture today.
Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker explores an iconic image, with artists responding to the question: is there something new under the sun?
Descendant of the Bangerang people from south-eastern Australia, Peta Clancy is a visual artist and Fine Arts Lecturer at Monash University, where she completed a practice-based PhD in 2009. Her work has been selected for notable awards and commissioned by a number of Australian institutions, including the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, the Monash Gallery of Art’s ‘Portrait of Monash’ exhibition, The National (2019) at the Art Gallery of NSW, Ballarat Foto Biennale, and Photo 2021 at Bendigo Art Gallery.