Contemporary photos of historical paintings

Sunil Gupta's exhibition The New Pre-Raphaelites is currently on display at Wyndham Art Gallery as part of Queer Photo24 festival. (Jacob Pattison)386589_01

Internationally renowned artist Sunil Gupta is currently presenting his exhibition The New Pre-Raphaelites at Wyndham Art Gallery.

This exhibition features a series of 13 photographs from Gupta which take their starting point from historical paintings by the Pre-Raphaelites, a collective of English artists and reformists founded in 1848.

Gupta has staged the photographic works to recreate the vivid colours and strong physical present of Pre-Raphaelite paintings to reflect contemporary queer culture in India.

The exhibition which forms part of Queer PHOTO 24 – a large-scale free photography festival in Melbourne’s West – is on display until Sunday March 24.

The photography festival celebrates contemporary queer culture and features over 30 events across Wyndham, Footscray and Newport showcasing indoor and outdoor works from 17 Australian and International artists.

Queer PHOTO Festival is presented by Midsumma and PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography, in association with Wyndham City Arts & Culture, with support by Creative Victoria through the Victorian Government’s Go West Fund.

Sunil Gupta The New Pre-Raphaelites is a free exhibition on display at the Wyndham Art Gallery, 177 Watton St, Werribee from 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 11am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Cade Lucas.