Light Years: Photography and Space

Light Years: Photography and Space will bring together works from the NGV Collection which depict actual space travel, in the form of photographs from the archives of N.A.S.A.; imagined space travel; images of astronomical and scientific experimentation; and photographs that show the aesthetic influence of space and scientific research on popular culture.

Art Exhibition previously on at NGV International in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 08 May 2009 to Sunday 27 September 2009

Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Wednesday 19 August 2009.
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In 1950, the British Astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle speculated that “once a photograph of the Earth, taken from outside, is available, we shall, in an emotional sense, acquire an additional dimension … and a new idea as powerful as any in history will be let loose.”

Coinciding with the International Year of Astronomy, this exhibition will focus on the 1950s and 1960s, as a particularly exciting time historically and artistically for the research, voyage and visualisation of space.

Free entry