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The Lyons Share

Photographs of the Lyons Family from the Robinson Collection

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The Lyons Share: Photographs from the Robinson Collection celebrates the centenary of Home Hill which was built for the Lyons family in 1916. The exhibition showcases images made by the Robinson Family Business predominantly in the period comprising the 1930s and 1940s. The featured photographs have been printed from digital scans of the original negatives.

While highlighting certain aspects of the Lyons political life – Joe Lyons when he was Prime Minister of Australia and Dame Enid Lyons when she entered the House of Representatives – the photographs provide a glimpse into Joe and Enid Lyons family life at Home Hill. The photographic reproductions also provide a space for contemplating the role of the photographer in these times – particularly as many photographs of Joe and Enid Lyons were ‘press’ photographs.

The Robinson Family Business catered to a community of people from all walks of life, and it seems there is no end to the subject matter and the innovative ways they were portrayed. The series of family portraits photographed outdoors at Home Hill are testament to a photographer who experimented with poses and compositional arrangements. A selection of photographs also showcase the famous couple at special events either presenting trophies or as guest speakers.

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The Lyons Share

Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia

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