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EXHIBITION:HENRI MALLARD: Building the Sydney Harbour Bridge. An Australian Centre for Photography Touring Exhibition

13-Apr-2019


Henri Mallard (1884-1967) Photographer
David Moore (1927-2003) Printer

 
Building the Sydney Harbour Bridge series 1928-1932
gelatin silver photograph

Printed 1976

negatives donated by Paul Mallard, 1975

Australian Centre for Photography Collection

HENRI MALLARD

Building the Sydney Harbour Bridge

An Australian Centre for Photography Touring Exhibition



On 19 March 1932 the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened to the public.

Photographic supply store worker and amateur photographer, Henri Mallard, set himself the daunting task of documenting the momentous and historic construction of The Sydney Harbour Bridge. One of the few photographers permitted to ascend its heights, Mallard focused on the engineers, dogmen, riveters and labourers who risked their lives daily.

In 1975 Paul Mallard discovered a collection of negatives in a trunk stored in a backyard shed. They revealed a unique record of the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, made by his father Henri Mallard. In 1976, the Australian Centre for Photography commissioned the celebrated documentary photographer David Moore (1927-2003), to print this set of modern gelatin silver photographs.

Mallard's photographs of the Bridge were intentional historical documents, a detailed record that may never have been made without his persistence. The Chief Engineer initially refused permission on safety grounds, but the Director of Construction finally gave Mallard access to all areas.  From 1928 to 1932, he was a regular visitor to the site, taking hundreds of stills as well as documenting in film with a compact moving image camera.

The images convey the modernism and innovation that inspired awe and admiration amongst the public and celebrate one of the truly great engineering feats of the 20th century.

About the artist (b. 1884)
Henri Mallard was born to French immigrant parents in Sydney (1884). He worked at Harrington’s, a photographic supply store in George Street which was a competitor to Kodak. Starting as a junior office boy he became General Manager and spent his entire working life there retiring in 1951.

Mallard enthusiastically tested the latest equipment and was a keen amateur photographer and exhibitor continually advocating for photography. Living at Mosman on the North Shore he travelled to Circular Quay daily by ferry where the water of the harbour was an ever-present experience. 

His bridge photographs captured a monumental civil engineering project which live on in his images and allow us access to a defining time in Australian urban development.

Henri Mallard died in Balmain, 1967

LIVERPOOL REGIONAL MUSEUM

Cnr Congressional Drive and Hume Highway Liverpool NSW

23 FEBRUARY – 13 APRIL 2019 Tues-Sat 10am-4pm (exc. Public Holidays)









Auslan Friendship Group

31-Dec-2019


Do you sign? Are you interested in learning or practising your signing skills? A small friendly group made up of members of the Deaf Community and Auslan practitioners meet on a weekly basis for a meet and greet, coffee and sign-chat. Students of Auslan and anyone interested in sign language are welcome to join. 

No booking is required.

Fridays  10am - 12pm

Liverpool City Library

Commencing in February 2019

JP SERVICE

31-Dec-2019

The Liverpool Branch of the New South Wales Justices' Association provides the following JP Services..........

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K2TOG Liverpool Knitters Group

31-Dec-2019


This group invites all members of the community to attend, share their knitting skills and learn new ones. Participants can work on their own or community projects, and experience the gentle art of knitting in a friendly and
supportive group. Please bring your own knitting supplies. No booking is required.
Every Thursday during school terms 10am – 12pm Liverpool City Library

Techknowledgy: One-to-one help

31-Dec-2019


Have a question about technology? Liverpool City Libraries can help. 
Book in for a one-to-one session with a staff member or an experienced volunteer. 
BYO device. 
 
During School Terms

Liverpool City Library 
Thursdays, 10-10:30am and 10:30-11am

Carnes Hill Library 
Tuesdays, 10-10:30am and 10:30-11am

Miller Library
Wednesdays,  10-10:30am and 10:30-11am

Casula Library
Wednesdays 10-10:30am and 10:30-11am

Moorebank Library
Mondays 1:00-1:30pm and 1:30-2pm

Green Valley Library
Thursdays 10-10:30am and 10:30-11am

Bookings required                    
Please call or visit our branches.

See our contact us page for branch phone numbers



Stitch 1 Chat 2: Social Craft Group

4-Feb-2020

 

Calling all crafty types! Bring your needles, hooks, thread, wool, whatever it is you work with, and enjoy a social morning’s stitch and chat with other creative folk. All skill levels are welcome.

No booking required. 10am – 12pm


Every Monday Carnes Hill Library

Every Tuesday Miller Library

Every Thursday Casula Library

Every Friday Moorebank Library


10am - 11.45am

Every Saturday Green Valley Library

 

Bookchat

6-Mar-2020

 

Read great books. Make new friends.
Join one of our book clubs and enjoy a lively discussion with fellow book lovers in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Our monthly schedule of books will include a mix of contemporary fiction, classics, biography and non-fiction.

Liverpool City Library
3rd Tuesday of the month
1.30 – 2.30pm

3rd Wednesday of the month
10 – 11am

Moorebank Library
Last Friday of the month
11am – 12pm

Miller Library
1st Wednesday of the month,
10 – 11am

Bookings essential for Miller Library Book Chat, call 9607 7324.


Carnes Hill

1st Friday of the month

11am - 12pm

e-Books Available

31-Dec-2020



Download our audio books and e-Books to your iPhone, iPad or android device.
 Further information 

Launch: HENRI MALLARD: Building the Sydney Harbour Bridge.An Australian Centre for Photography Touring Exhibition

23-Feb-2019

Henri Mallard (1884-1967) Photographer
David Moore (1927-2003) Printer
 
Building the Sydney Harbour Bridge series 1928-1932
gelatin silver photograph
Printed 1976
 
Australian Centre for Photography Collection
Glass plate negatives donated by Paul Mallard, 1975


HENRI MALLARD
Building the Sydney Harbour Bridge
An Australian Centre for Photography Touring Exhibition



On 19 March 1932 the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened to the public.

Photographic supply store worker and amateur photographer, Henri Mallard, set himself the daunting task of documenting the momentous and historic construction of The Sydney Harbour Bridge. One of the few photographers permitted to ascend its heights, Mallard focused on the engineers, dogmen, riveters and labourers who risked their lives daily.

In 1975 Paul Mallard discovered a collection of negatives in a trunk stored in a backyard shed. They revealed a unique record of the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, made by his father Henri Mallard. In 1976, the Australian Centre for Photography commissioned the celebrated documentary photographer David Moore (1927-2003), to print this set of modern gelatin silver photographs.

Mallard's photographs of the Bridge were intentional historical documents, a detailed record that may never have been made without his persistence. The Chief Engineer initially refused permission on safety grounds, but the Director of Construction finally gave Mallard access to all areas.  From 1928 to 1932, he was a regular visitor to the site, taking hundreds of stills as well as documenting in film with a compact moving image camera.

The images convey the modernism and innovation that inspired awe and admiration amongst the public and celebrate one of the truly great engineering feats of the 20th century.

About the artist (b. 1884)
Henri Mallard was born to French immigrant parents in Sydney (1884). He worked at Harrington’s, a photographic supply store in George Street which was a competitor to Kodak. Starting as a junior office boy he became General Manager and spent his entire working life there retiring in 1951.

Mallard enthusiastically tested the latest equipment and was a keen amateur photographer and exhibitor continually advocating for photography. Living at Mosman on the North Shore he travelled to Circular Quay daily by ferry where the water of the harbour was an ever-present experience. 

His bridge photographs captured a monumental civil engineering project which live on in his images and allow us access to a defining time in Australian urban development.

Henri Mallard died in Balmain, 1967

Launch: Saturday 23 February 2019
11am- 1pm
Liverpool Regional Museum




Harmony Day: Mapping Liverpool

1-Mar-2019


Join us to launch an interactive artwork that celebrates cultural diversity. A short presentation and light refreshments provided.

The artwork will on display during the whole of March and will lead us to Harmony Day on 21st March. So come along and help us create a cultural map by adding your story to the artwork. 

Harmony Day is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians. By creating a cultural map you are contributing to a cultural identity.  We ask that you come into the library during the month of March and add your part to the work.

Regular library opening hours apply.



Opening day: Friday 1st March 2019, 
11:00-11:30am
Liverpool City Library

 

 

Techknowledgy Essentials: Cloud Computing

7-Mar-2019


Do you need a little extra help to start using the Internet for those additional things such as online banking and using the cloud for the first time? The library is hosting a series of sessions aimed to increase your confidence in a specific topic. As each session is focused on a different topic you can book for one session or book for multiple sessions. Lucky door prizes to be won.
All sessions require basic computer skills.
Online bookings essential.
Bookings open 6 weeks prior to event.

Learn how to create, store, share and edit documents on the cloud. Using a cloud service can help you to work collaboratively and manage data efficiently.

Carnes Hill Library
Thursday 7th March 2019
6-7pm
Bookings Essential   Available Soon   







International Women's Day: Job Search and Career Skills Workshop

8-Mar-2019


Learn how to find flexible, part-time and full-time work, and thrive in interviews! An interactive workshop to build confidence and motivation to enter, or come back to the workforce. 
This workshop includes:
•             How to identify your experience and skills
•             Understand how the recruitment industry works
•             How to avoid common mistakes
•             Resources on where to find work

Bring along your resume, work samples, any applicable job advertisements, and questions.

Snacks provided.

Suitable for Adults

Friday 8th March 2019
10am—1pm
Liverpool City Library
Bookings essential 

Available soon



Law information in Liverpool: Wills, power of attorney, appointment of enduring guardian

15-Mar-2019


Join us at the library for a series of free legal talks presented by lawyers from South West Sydney Legal Centre. Each presentation will run for approximately two hours, with an extra hour at the end for the opportunity to receive individual legal advice in a friendly environment.

An Arabic translator will be present for each session.

Bookings essential and attend a session to receive a free hot drink voucher on us!

(One voucher per person, vouchers will be made available at the event)


Wills, power of attorney, appointment of enduring guardian
Friday 15 March 2019
10.00am-12.00pm
Liverpool City Library
Bookings Essential    Available Soon 


Resume Writing Workshop

1-Apr-2019

Get help to write an interview-winning resume! Discover how to identify and evaluate your experience, skills and achievements and use this information to write a professional, effective resume to get more interviews. You will also learn how to present yourself effectively to employers and recruiters. Bring along your current resume to update on the day.
Adults


Bookings essential. Bookings open Monday 18 February 2019


Monday 1 April 2019
12pm-2:30pm
Liverpool City Library



Green Cleaning

2-Apr-2019

Sick of all the harmful toxic load in your life? Come along for an interactive and educational class on how to make your home cleaning toxin free! Join us to learn some natural, safe, effective & affordable solutions. Hollee will provide some simple demonstrations, DIY recipes and ideas to reduce the toxin load.

Adults and Seniors
Bookings essential

Tuesday 2nd April 2019
10:30am-12pm
Moorebank Library





Techknowledgy: Computers for Beginners

2-Apr-2019

A hands-on, 4-week program to learn the basics of using a computer. From using a mouse and keyboard to accessing the Internet and email. This workshop will focus on fundamental skills.

Adults

Tuesdays, 12 March – 2 April 2019.

10am-12pm

Casula Library

Bookings Essential



Sustainable beeswax wraps

8-Apr-2019


Have you wanted to kick the habit of using cling wrap? Then homemade beeswax wraps are a great alternative. They can be used in place of cling wrap to cover food, keep it fresh, plus they are reusable and can easily be refreshed if the wax starts to wear and they lose their cling. 
Join us for this workshop and learn how to make your own beeswax wraps so you can kick the habit all together. This workshop is fun and interactive where you will take home the wraps you get to make and be skilled in making them for your family and friends. 
Adults
Bookings essential

Monday 8th April 2019
10:00am – 12:30pm
Casula Library



Law Information in Liverpool: Employment Law

9-Apr-2019

Join us at the library for a series of free legal talks presented by lawyers from South West Sydney Legal Centre. Each presentation will run for approximately two hours, with an extra hour at the end for the opportunity to receive individual legal advice in a friendly environment. 
An Arabic translator will be present for each session.
Bookings essential and attend a session to receive a free hot drink voucher on us!
(One voucher per person, vouchers will be made available at the event)

Employment Law
Tuesday 9 April 2019
3.00-5.00pm
Liverpool City Library
BookingsEssential   Available Soon  


Techknowledgy Essentials: Online Shopping

17-Apr-2019

Do you need a little extra help to start using the Internet for those additional things such as online banking and using the cloud for the first time? The library is hosting a series of sessions aimed to increase your confidence in a specific topic. As each session is focused on a different topic you can book for one session or book for multiple sessions. Lucky door prizes to be won.
All sessions require basic computer skills.
Online bookings essential.
Bookings open 6 weeks prior to event.

An introduction to learn how you can browse and buy products on the Internet.

Moorebank Library
Wednesday 17th Apr 2019
1-2pm
Bookings Essential     Available Soon  




Techknowledgy Essentials: Social Media

4-Jun-2019


Do you need a little extra help to start using the Internet for those additional things such as online banking and using the cloud for the first time? The library is hosting a series of sessions aimed to increase your confidence in a specific topic. As each session is focused on a different topic you can book for one session or book for multiple sessions. Lucky door prizes to be won.
All sessions require basic computer skills.
Online bookings essential.
Bookings open 6 weeks prior to event.

Social media is a useful way to keep in touch with friends and family. Learn how to manage your social media settings.

Liverpool City Library

Wednesday 4th June 2019

6-7pm

Bookings Essential     Available Soon  





Techknowledgy Essentials: Cyber Safety

3-Jul-2019


Do you need a little extra help to start using the Internet for those additional things such as online banking and using the cloud for the first time? The library is hosting a series of sessions aimed to increase your confidence in a specific topic. As each session is focused on a different topic you can book for one session or book for multiple sessions. Lucky door prizes to be won.
All sessions require basic computer skills.
Online bookings essential.
Bookings open 6 weeks prior to event.

Cyber safety
know how to spot a scam and learn practical tips to protect your information online.
Bookings: 

Thursday 7 February 2019
5.00-6.00pm
Casula Library    Bookings Essential     Available Soon   

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
4-5pm
Green Valley   Bookings Essential    Available Soon 



Techknowledgy Essentials: Microsoft Word & Excel

12-Jul-2019

Do you need a little extra help to start using the Internet for those additional things such as online banking and using the cloud for the first time? The library is hosting a series of sessions aimed to increase your confidence in a specific topic. As each session is focused on a different topic you can book for one session or book for multiple sessions. Lucky door prizes to be won.
All sessions require basic computer skills.
Online bookings essential.
Bookings open 6 weeks prior to event.
Learning to format a document can help you when writing resumes, reports, budgets, letters and more.

Liverpool City Library
Wednesday 3rd April 2019
6-7pm
Bookings Essential    Available Soon 

Miller Library
Friday 12th July 2019
10-11am
Bookings Essential    Available Soon