Olive R Odewahn
A Country Life
As part of the MAMA Open Call program, featuring a collection of photographs taken between the late 1920s and mid-1960s, which form a record of one woman’s experience as a pioneering female photographer. Olive Odewahn’s work is an example of mid-twentieth century vernacular photography in rural Australia.
It is an exhibition of people and places, posed portraits and candid moments, community events, recreation, and family. The artist’s shadow makes occasional appearances, as do all manner of farm animals, alongside crowds in Wagga Wagga expecting the Queen, and the construction of the Hume Dam in the 1930s.
The exhibition is curated by artist and photographer Dr. Catherine Rogers, with the assistance of Valerie Odewahn.