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Bill Henson on Melbourne in the 80s

In Issue 6, we ran a sequence of Bill Henson’s early work – Untitled 1980-81. The photographs were a part of his second exhibition at the NGV; he was 25 years old. They depict the people of Melbourne rushing through the city.



For the launch of the issue we asked Bill to talk about Melbourne in the 80s. We asked him to talk about the places he frequented, what it was that he loved about the city and how it has changed.

Introduced by Ampersand regular Nick Coyle as Bill Hanson.


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