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An exhibition of Australian contemporary photography (and two video works) at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery (Canberra) till 8 April 2018
National collection gems out of sight
Sasha Grishin has written an opinion piece on his blog on the current situation of visual arts in Canberra – many of his thoughts I share.
AGNSW photography gallery not visible in 2018
Keen to plan 2018 visits to Sydney, I looked online to see what photography exhibitions would be held in the photography gallery at the Art Gallery of NSW (Sydney).
Exhibition: Pat Brassington: the body electric at the Art Gallery of New South Wales till 11 Feb 2018.
Recommendations for 2017 summer Canberra visual arts
Here’s my slightly UPDATED list of exhibitions – recommendations for anyone thinking of visiting Canberra during December 2017 – January 2018.
A few images and comments on the recent changes to the collection exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canberra – more reasons to visit during summer 2017/2018.
AUCTION: Sydney Morning Herald
Vintage Photography Collection, Part 1
Frank Hurley: From Circular Quay to Collaroy Plateau.
Recommendations for 2017 summer Canberra visual arts
Any time you are wandering through Canberra galleries, make sure you allow time to meander through the permanent collection galleries.
recommended exhibition at the Australian National Portrait Gallery.
the 2017 announced: winner: Polixeni Papapetrou
Recommendations for 2017 spring Canberra visual arts
Here’s a list of exhibitions my recommendations for anyone thinking of visiting Canberra in spring of 2017.
Exhibition: The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman
Editta Sherman lived and worked above Carnegie Hall from the late 1940s to 2010, photographing thousands of celebrity portraits―actors, writers, poets, and musicians―in classic black-and-white style.
The 2017 Olive Cotton Award exhibition catalogue
Click here to download the pdf of the exhibition of the finalists
The 2017 Director’s Choice Award
The 2017 Director’s Choice Award was the The Papapetrou Family by Anne Zahalka, acquired for the Tweed Regional Gallery’s Permanent Collection through funds from the Friends of the Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc.
Wonderful photography – and a well curated exhibition.
My recommendations for mid winter visual arts in Canberra
Here’s a list of exhibitions I would recommend to locals and anyone thinking of visiting Canberra in mid winter 2017.
A 2017 mid winter meander through the NGA
There is a load of reasons why you should visit the NGA right now..
A Postscript to my AUCTION AUTOPSY:
The Mossgreen Dupain Sales 2016-17
click here to see Gael Newton’s postscript on her former report on the 2016-2017 significant photography auctions by Mossgreen.
Exhibition: Patterns of Connection
An exhibition I hope to see – being on till 30th Jul 2017
Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919-33 review – August Sander and Otto Dix, masters of life and death
Tate Liverpool: Sander sees the humanity in everyone, Dix nothing but horror, in this superb show exploring Germany between the wars.
From The Art Newspaper:
A survey of early photography at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (New Realities: Photography in the 19th Century, 17 June-17 September) will focus on “the noisy century” of the medium, says the show’s curator, Mattie Boom. Around 300 pictures from the museum’s collection of more than 150,000 photographs will be included.
The Mossgreen Dupain Estate Sales 2016-17
click here to see Gael Newton’s report on these significant photography auctions by Mossgreen.
designs for new V&A Photography Centre
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has revealed a visual of its new Photography Centre – click here
Agents of Empire: How E.L. Mitchell’s photographs shaped Australia
For nearly 100 years, E.L. Mitchell’s emblematic photographs have shaped ideas about Australia. But who was Mitchell and why did he succeed above his competitors?
MGA Call for entries
Entries now invited
INFORMATION CALL-OUT: FRANK HURLEY
Searching for Frank Hurley along our northern beaches
Did you know that Frank Hurley was a very keen gardener and photographer of wild flowers?
NGA photography news from Shaune Lakin, senior curator photography. (taken from his May 2017 newsletter – plus a little more)
J Paul Getty, Masterpieces, Photography
Here’s a 1999 publication that is really worth looking through – I borrowed a copy from the library. It is a gem. The production of the photographs in the catalogue are sumptuous – so do not settled for any online version here or elsewhere. You have to see the book – or even better see the originals. But that’s my point – see my comments after this sample.
NGA Exhibition: Mexican Modernism
Yet another NGA photography exhibition not to be missed.
19thC photography in Japan
Another little gem of an exhibition at the National gallery of Australia.
Exhibition: Eduardo Masferre at the NGA
There’s a wonderful set of photographs by Eduardo Masferre presently on exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.
NGV Festival of Photography: Bill Henson
Click here for the very informative review by Richard Johnstone of the Bill Henson exhibition at the NGV – part of their festival of photography.
RPS collection now within the V&A
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A history of Group M photographers by Philip Bentley
George W Bell: Australian photographer & painter
George W Bell (1920 – 2008) was member of Group M – in Melbourne.
Exhibition: Wesley Stacey – The Wild Thing
Congratulations to the Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) for this wonderful exhibition of the Australian photographer, Wesley Stacey.
Documentary and portrait photography
photo-essay on Frank Hurley images
A selection of photographs taken from one of Frank Hurley’s books…