gael newton - selected articles, essays and papers

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General Essays/Articles


Curatorland:  Reflections On Building The NGA's Asia-Pacific Photography Collection, Gael Newton 2015

Self Portrait: My comments on the 1980s publication - Self-Portrait / Self-Image

Indecent Exposures: Twenty Years of Australian Feminist Photography, Gael Newton 1995 (Art and Australia)

Generations: Australian Photography since the 1970s, Gael Newton 2002

My Favourite Slide: The Cup that Cheers, Gael Newton 2017

AUCTION POSTSCRIPT: Mossgreen Dupain Estate Sales 2017, Gael Newton July 2017

David Moore William Street, Sydney, 1966, Gael Newton

AUCTION AUTOPSY The Mossgreen Dupain Estate Sales 2016-17 Gael Newton, June 2017

Out of Sight. R,Vere Scott and R. p. Moore: Forgotten Federation-Era Panoramic Photographers - 2012

Irreverence: a gloss on the photograph and the smile 1998 (includes photos of myself by Max Dupain)

A STORY of The STORY: Correspondence between Jack Cato and Keast Burke

Interview with Gael Newton, Lynette Letic, April 2014

Building the Art Gallery of NSW photography collection–The Sydney Camera Circle arrives in a car-boot (1978)

From the curator's crypt - The Photographers' Party 1978

Australian Women Photographers: 1890-1950 - essay for 1980 catalogue

Tom Roberts: A Photo-Literate Generation - catalogue essay, NGA exhibition 2015



Asia Pacific Essays/articles


Port Cities article 2016:  Getting into the picture:
Photographers and their customers in the port cities Goa to Manila,

Two entries originally published in ‘National Surveys: Southeast Asia’ in Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, Editor John Hannavy, Routledge 2008:

Trans Asia Photography Review: Gael Newton reviews the Spring 2015 issue -  Volume 43 of Ars Orientalis, a peer-reviewed annual journal based on the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (F|S) collections of Asian Art and their related archives and research programs.

Contemporary Singapore Photography, A Survey 2011

Local heroes of early photography in Asia and the Pacific.

Royal Court Photography: From the NGA's Picture Paradise Exhibition 2008

Princes, Portraits andPanoramas – Garden of the East: photography in Indonesia 1850s-1940s

Shapoor N Bhedwar The Naver—invocation

In The Sun: Import, export and home-grown photography - Garden of the East: photography in Indonesia 1850s-1940s

The Hoffotograaf: Portrait Photographer to Indonesian Royalty: Gael Newton, TAASA Revie March 2014


Other Resources

Exhibition Review by Doug Hall 2008: Old Pictures Afresh: a review of Picture Paradise.

Building a curriculum: suggestions for books on Asia Pacific Art




Natural Causes: Landscape photographs by Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter –  In the balance: Black & White and Colour

Anton Bruehl: The Anton Bruehl Junior gift to the National Gallery of Australia

Jack Cato: 1889 - 1971. Entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography

Harold Cazneaux 1878-1953   an exhibition at the AGNSW   30 August - 28 September 1975

Harold Cazneaux: Cazneaux's Sydney 1904-1934 with Biography Essay by Gael Newton

Behind the glass: the story of Olive Cotton's classic Max after surfing, 1937

Olive Cotton, Max in the Shadows, c1935 (NGA Acquisitions 1999)

R A Cunnigham's Australian Aboriginal international touring company

Art and Documentary: Photographic Biculturalism? (Domenic M. Cozzolino) 2005

Spell O! (Richard Daintree and the Australian image), published 1992

Reflected Light and Photographic Images, Ian DeGruchy/Dennis Del Favero, 1994

Peter Dombrovskis: Simply - Time, Place and Exposure: Understanding Peter Dombrovskis, 2006

MAX DUPAIN: Click here for the web page with links to essays and resources on Max Dupain

IN A FLASH, Harold E. Edgerton (1903-1990) and split-second photography

Ruth Hollick and portrait photography between the wars, Gael Newton and Karen Jacubec

Shinzo Fukuhara  Japan 1883 – 1948

Fiona Hall: Retro-Spect Leura's Theme

E O Hoppé, Fame, Fortune and the Fifth Continent

John Kauffmann: 1864 - 1942. Entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography

Yousuf Karsh & Athol Shmith: the good, the great & the gifted–Camera Portraits

The River of Faces - exhibition 2018 - Mark Kimber

Reproduction: Rosemary Laing & Matthys Gerber

J W Lindt, Coontajandra and Sanginguble, Central Australian Aboriginals

In Search of the Native: Photographs by Max Dupain and Eduardo Masferre and their contemporaries

Celebrated Australian photographer  - Robert McFarlane

Swan Lake - Robert McFarlane 2006

Tracey Moffatt: Invocations (2001)

Tracey Moffatt: The memory theatre of Tracey Moffatt

Tracey Moffatt: Cover Girl (Essay in Fever Pitch 1995)

Tracey Moffatt: See the woman with the red dress on ... and on ... and on (Essay in Art and Asia Pacific 1994)

David Moore: The Spread of Time (pdf)

David Moore – Reflections: Cycling, Herne Hill, UK

Yasumasa Morimura, Dress from the Guest Artist series Autumn-Winter 1996-97, (NGA Acquisitions 1999)

Lewis Morley: The Mirrored World of Lewis Morley 2011

Axel Poignant: photographs 1922-1980, Gael Newton1982

Michael Riley Kristina 1986

Going to Extremes: George Silk, Photojournalist (from the NGA exhibition catalogue)

Going to extremes: George Silk photographer   essay in Art & Australia Vol 38 No 1 200)

George Silk, Fawn and rainbow trout, tributary of the Madison River, Montana, (NGA Acquisitions 1999)

John F Williams: a photo/ history, 2004

Walter Woodbury: 1834 – 1885

Walter B Woodbury Entrepreneur, Inventor:  Woodbury in Indonesia, essay 2014



Online Publications

Shades of Light: Photography and Australia 1839-1988

Silver and Grey: fifty years of Australian photography 1900 - 1950

Australian Pictorial Photography



Exhibitions - National Gallery of Australia

Garden of the East: Photography of Indonesia 1850s - 1940s

Picture Paradise: Asia - Pacific Photography 1840s-1940s



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