Category Archives: collections

20th-century Japanese photography

Hanran

Great looking exhibition — get me to Canada

An exhibition organized by the Yokohama Museum of Art in collaboration with the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada.

Hanran: 20th-Century Japanese Photography
October 11, 2019 to Sunday, March 22, 2020
Click here for the link to the exhibition page — with images at the bottom of the page  that can be enlarged..

 

Curatorland

Writing in the Rain, FX Harsono - Still from colour video 2011  Collection National Gallery of Australia

Following my leaving the National Gallery in September 2014, I was asked by the editor of the Journal of the Asian Arts Society Australia to write about my last decade at the gallery — the decade that saw the establishment of a survey collection of Asia-Pacific photography spanning from South Asia to the west coast of the Americas.

The new collection was largely based around major collections acquired from several major private collections of Asia-Pacific photography including one of some 5000 colonial-era Indonesian photographs.

Here’s that story — click here

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For the list of my other essays (being updated) click here

 

Frank Hurley at Manly Art Gallery and Museum

Posted by Gael Newton on Wednesday, 4 April 2018

The Unflinching Gaze

The Unflinching Gaze: photo media & the male figureBathurst Regional Art Gallery, Open until 3 Dec 2017there’s a link to the gallery at the bottom of the article..

Posted by Gael Newton on Friday, 20 October 2017

Japanese images

Sights and Scenes in Fair JapanSainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

Posted by The Art Museum on Monday, 14 August 2017

Frank Hurley & Australian Native Plants

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Searching for Frank Hurley along our northern beaches

Did you know that Frank Hurley was a very keen gardener and photographer of wild flowers?

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