David Wadelton has been taking pictures of Northcote life since the ’70s. And what amazing images they are! If you haven’t already, check out his Northcote Hysterical Society Facebook page. For more recent snaps, he also has established the Northcote 21st Century Hysterical Society.
As if that’s not fabulous enough – you can now see masses of his street photography (as well as the pop-art cyber-surrealist paintings he’s famous for) in an exhibition called Icons of Suburbia. This does involve travelling out of Northcote to the McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park (in Langwarrin), but I’m sure it will be well worth the road trip.
For a little more background, check out Adam Carey’s article in The Age (“Suburban Icons Find Their Time” 8/3/2011 – page 20)
Icons of Suburbia can be viewed until May 15.