I was so excited when Australia finally got a Julia Margaret Cameron exhibition, and it was only about 2 hours away from where I lived! This is the Art Gallery of NSW. Julia Margaret Cameron was famous for her Pre-Raphaelite style photography, which has a dreamy quality to it, and her photos of various authors and artists of the time. She took up photography at 48 years of age, yet her photographs are amazing, despite her lack of experience! I did not take photos during the exhibition, you can see her photos in many books or online and I just wanted to really experience them in real life.
Giant copies of Cameron's work outside the gallery
Laura Athena, real-life Pre-Raphaelite muse
Sid the wombat and I
Cameron's maid and muse, Mary Hillier, is also a close doppelganger for Laura Athena.
Beautiful ballet costumes in a shopping centre we passed through.
Tired Sid resting in my bag on the way home
Sid reading about her idol.