Take a Kodak: Doris McKellar (an ephemeral exhibition)

Group of young people throwing snowballs, Date Unknown, University of Melbourne Photographs collection, University of Melbourne Archives, Photographer: Doris McKellar, 1975.0048.00148.

Ground floor north, Baillieu Library


Take a Kodak: The Doris McKellar Ephemeral Exhibition presents a snapshot of student life from 1915-18 through the lens of Melbourne University student, Doris McKellar (nee Hall). The images in this exhibition portray Doris’ personal experience at the University as she documents her friends, classmates, and the grounds themselves in a playful and entertaining way. As a collection, these charming photographs explore the nature of student life in the early 20th century, and capture the atmosphere of the early university.

The University of Melbourne Archives include over 500 digitised photographic images by Doris McKellar. A display of a selection of these images is also currently on display on Level 1 of the Arts West building.

The Baillieu Library Ephemeral Exhibitions feature programmes of projected images created in partnership with Arts West.

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