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A rare Linda McCartney retrospective is coming to Ballarat

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Attention all photography lovers, Beatles tragics, and 60s rock die-hards: the incredible works of photographer Linda McCartney are coming to the Ballarat International Foto Biennale in 2021.

In an Australian first, the Ballarat Biennale will present Linda McCartney: Retrospective, a collection of extraordinary photographs by the famed photographer, curated by none other than by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney. 

The collection will showcase over 200 images spanning across three iconic decades, giving an intimate look at McCartney’s career and life. There will be images of the McCartney family, the 1960s music scene and series of never before seen prints from McCartney’s trips to Australia between 1975 and 1993.

Linda McCartney, who sadly passed away in 1998, was renowned for her spontaneous and experimental approach to photography. She captured rock stars before they conquered the world – most notably Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and, of course, The Beatles. Plus, she was the first woman to photograph for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine with her portrait of Eric Clapton in 1968.

In the photographs, visitors will see the world reflected and shaped by McCartney’s unique perspective and experience as musician, wife and mother alongside the biggest band in the world. From both the domestic setting to side-stage, every picture is equal parts moving and subtle.

The retrospective has taken three years to secure, making it a huge success for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and for lovers of pop culture. Set the date, one of the biggest photographic arts festivals in the country is only a few months away. 

Fingers crossed Paul McCartney makes an appearance!

WHAT: Linda McCartney: Retrospective at Ballarat International Foto Biennale
WHERE: 12 Lydiard St North, Ballarat 3350
WHEN: August 28 – October 24 2021
MORE INFO: Ballarat International Foto Biennale

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