Olive Cotton's life in photography subject of new book

The late Olive Cotton. A new book on her life will be the subject of a talk at the Cowra Regional Gallery on Saturday.
The late Olive Cotton. A new book on her life will be the subject of a talk at the Cowra Regional Gallery on Saturday.

Join award-winning author Helen Ennis as she shares her experience with art curator and adviser Helen Maxwell OAM at the Cowra Regional Gallery on Saturday, November 16 between 2pm and 3pm about writing the moving and powerful biography of modernist photographer, Olive Cotton.

Olive Cotton was a ground-breaking modernist Australian photographer whose significant talent was recognised as equal to her first husband, Max Dupain.

In the mid-1940s Olive divorced Max, leaving Sydney to live with her second husband, Ross McInerney and raise their two children in a tent on a farm near Cowra.

The family later moved to a cottage that had no running water, electricity or telephone for many years.

Famously quiet, yet stubbornly determined, Olive continued her photography despite these challenges and the lack of a dark room.

Intriguing, moving and powerful, this is Olive's story.