Category Archives: collections

Curators and Photography

Have uploaded to our photo-web site a special section on the first photography curators — Australian that is.   We have listed four: Jennie Boddington, Ian North, Gael Newton (me!), and Alan Davies. The listings for Jennie and myself include 1983 interviews by the Australian Centre of Photography. These are very long!  (you have been warned)

Click here for the link.

If you know of any other useful online material on these people, please make contact.

Spot On

the art of film stills photography, 1906–2001

I was approached by Penny Grist of the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra to advise on the 2017 exhibition — Starstruck. I then had the great experience of working with the co-curators Penny from the Portrait Gallery and Jenny Coombes of National Film and Sound Archive. This was a fun collaborative research experience — with my essay published in their book for the exhibition. Click here for the essay now online.

Parting with Your Art ~ June 2021

Large Collections and Managing Expectations

Updated June 2021  Have uploaded more to Parting with Your Artclick here.

This page is about managing expectations, large collections, institutional collection policies, points for collectors approaching art museums and archives, recommended first steps — and more..

For the full list of pages so far: Click here

thousands of historic photographs online

Paris Musées launches online photography

Paris Musées, the public institution that manages all of the museums in Paris, has launched a new Collections portal with the public access to more than 100,000 high-resolution digital reproductions of classic artwork and photography.

Click here for the article on DP Review — or here for the portal


above image: 61 rue Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile, enseigne “Au petit Bacchus”. Paris (IVème arrondissement). Photographie d’Eugène Atget (1857–1927). Paris, musée Carnavalet.

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

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?

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