Category Archives: photo-exhibitions

Walter Woodbury

Entrepreneur, Inventor: Woodbury in Indonesia

I have uploaded a small essay I wrote in 2014 about Walter Woodbury in Indonesia. This essay was linked to the exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia — Garden of the East: photography in Indonesia 1850s-1940s. Click here for my essay online.

There’s also another small essay online that relates to a photograph — the one above — titled Serimpies, or dancing girls of the Sultano c.1858 . Click here for that essay.

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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..

 

George Silk

George Silk, Photojournalist

I have several essays online relating to George Silk the photojournalist. Born in Levin, New Zealand in 1916, Silk served as a photojournalist for Life Magazine for 30 years.

He is well known as a war photographer, that part of his career began in 1939 serving for the Australian government in the Middle East, North Africa and Greece.

There are many other aspects of his achievements covered in my essays. Most of my research related to the exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia in 2000.

Here are the links to my essays:

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

Going to extremes: George Silk photographer   essay in Art & Australia

George Silk,Fawn and rainbow trout, tributary of the Madison River, Montana

 

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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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Australian Photography since the 1970s

Michael Riley’s Cloud (2000)

Generations: Australian Photography since the 1970s

This essay was originally published in the catalogue Photographica Australis
for the 2002 exhibition by the Australian Centre of Photography
Curated by Alasdair Foster. Click here

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Frank Hurley at Manly Art Gallery and Museum

Posted by Gael Newton on Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Thai photography

NUS Museum (Singapore) Rediscovering Forgotten Thai Masters of Photography: till 21 July 2018. Research by Manit…

Posted by The Art Museum on Friday, 23 March 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

Andre Kertesz photographs

Mirroring Life, a retrospective exhibition — photographer André Kertész (1894–1985)Foam Museum Amsterdam 15 Sept 2017 — 10 Jan 2018

Posted by The Art Museum on Saturday, 16 September 2017

Lee Fook Chee

Exhibition: Lee Fook CheeLee Fook Chee: Son of Singapore, Photographer of Hong KongThe Art House, Singapore, 3 Aug‑3 Sept 2017

Posted by The Art Museum on Thursday, 10 August 2017

Frank Hurley & Australian Native Plants

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?

Continue reading Frank Hurley & Australian Native Plants

Photography: Relics of Old London

Yale Centre for British Art, 2016

From the gallery: This exhibition offered a glimpse of the lost architecture of preindustrial London, as captured in a series of carbon photoprints commissioned between 1875 and 1886 by the short-lived Society for Photographing the Relics of Old London.

Continue reading Photography: Relics of Old London

National Galleries of Scotland’s photography

The View from Here, at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The View from Here, brings together 70 key works that chart the history of landscape photography over the course of 175 years. click here for more.

Exhibition runs 29th October 2016 − 30th April 2017 — click here for the gallery site

Valerie Sparks

Valerie Sparks wins Bowness

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The Monash Gallery of Art has announced that Melbourne artist Valerie Sparks has won the 2016 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize with her work ‘Prospero’s Island – North East’ featuring one of Australia’s most iconic landscapes.

Click here for a link to the artist’s website.

Click here for the link to Monash Gallery of Art

AMBER and Cartier-Bresson

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Click on image for the notice or click here for the gallery site