Mervyn Bishop Exhibition

5 March – 1 August 2021

At the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will celebrate Mervyn Bishop, one of Australia’s most prolific and influential photographers, with a new exhibition in Canberra.

Mr Bishop’s Images of culture, politics and people have significantly influenced our collective understanding of Australia’s history. This exhibition is drawn from the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) collection, the artist’s private archive, and enriched by sound and moving image from the NFSA.

Mervyn Bishop features iconic photographs that derive from his career as a photojournalist, alongside personal images of family and friends and intimate portraits of members of the Aboriginal community. Spanning the past 60 years, the exhibition provides a fascinating insight into Bishop’s life and work.

As a major partner of the event you can now book your accommodation at Mercure Canberra along with your entry ticket to the Mervyn Bishop Exhibition.

This package includes:

  • Accommodation at Mercure Canberra in your choice of room category
  • Full buffet breakfast
  • One ticket per person booked to the National Film and Sound Archives special exhibition, Mervyn Bishop


For more information on the exhibition visit

*Package is non-refundable at the time of booking and subject to availability.