Glebe twenty-four seven

Glebe, less than 5 kilometres from the CBD is perhaps one of the few villages left in Sydney.

Arty, antiques, markets, cafes, students, Edwardian mansions, working class terraces - these are the usual images of Glebe.

But Glebe is a traditional working class suburb, and home to many housing commission tenants. These do not always sit comfortably beside the swelling tide of "chardonnay socialists" and the gentrification of the inner city.

Photographer, Robert Billington captured Glebe in all its characters. As a resident, Robert spent 3 years photographing the suburb at all hours of the day and night.

The result was Glebe: twenty-four seven, an exhibition of 40 black and white photographs at the Museum of Sydney. The images were of streets, squares, cafes and parks, and those who inhabit the suburb day and night.

Robert Billington is acclaimed for his quirky and evocative images of Sydney. His work has been displayed in the Australian National Gallery, The Art Gallery of NSW, and the Art Gallery of Queensland.

23 June 2001 - 25 November 2001

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