Ballarat International Foto Biennale – Linda McCartney, A Retrospective

Client: Ballarat International Foto Biennale Location: Ballarat Art Gallery Completed: 2021 Photography: Garth Oriander
Convergence has collaborated with and supported the Ballarat International Foto Biennale over 3 biennial cycles. Our curation and design of the Biennale’s 2021 premier exhibition used the McCartney family’s initial selection of 200 works to focus on Linda McCartney’s photographic career. McCartney’s photographs represent the people, places and landscape that surrounded her, using her inimitable, spontaneous and experimental style. Convergence’s chronological and thematic design for the exhibition focussed on McCartney’s background, life and travels, images of the McCartney family, the 1960s music scene, and a series of prints from the McCartney’s visits to Australia between 1975 and 1993 which have never been shown before. Convergence was responsible for image selection and arrangement, didactic text, exhibition design, documentation and coordination.