More information at the State Library of South Australia
Date: 9 August to 27 October 2019
Time: Monday to Wednesday: 10am to 8pm
Thursday and Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 5pm
(closed public holidays)
Location: Treasures Wall
Cost: Free entry
The son of legendary cricketer and keen amateur filmmaker and photographer, Clarrie Grimmett, Vic was a keen photographer from a young age. After four years with the RAAF in Europe during WWII, where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Vic returned to Adelaide and his job in the public service. He soon realised that this wasn’t the life for him, and he turned to his hobby of photography, hoping one day to become a professional. Within a few months, he was taking pictures for the Australian women’s weekly. During his forty years behind the camera, Vic photographed fashion, sports, arts festivals, opening nights, television personalities and nearly two thousand weddings.
Before his passing in 2017 Vic donated his archive of over 250,000 images to the State Library. This exhibition, showing South Australian life in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, is a testament to both his work ethic and his skill as a photographer.