Tag Archives: Gael Newton

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

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

 

Tracey Moffatt

Online essays about Tracey Moffatt

I have several essays online about Tracey Moffatt and her photography. There’s also a link to an online version of the 1995 publication Fever Pitch with essays by Tracey and myself.

Tracey Moffatt: Invocations (2001)
Published in the exhibition catalogue — Australian National University Gallery 2001

Tracey Moffatt: The memory theatre of Tracey Moffatt
An exhibition held at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, 2 February — 9 April 2000

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

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Online: 1995 Fever Pitch, Tracey Moffatt & Gael Newton

Published online the now out of print publication (1995) with key essay by Gael Newton on Tracey Moffatt’s work along with two essays by Tracey Moffatt.

Click here of the link.

Fever Pitch was originally published in 1995 by Piper Press, Annadale (Sydney).

For more of Gael Newton’s papers — click here.

 

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

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

Frank Hurley at Manly Art Gallery and Museum

Posted by Gael Newton on Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Celebrating photographers

Celebrating artists — having artists parties — remains a good thing to do. A story from my history — back to 1978. enjoy!The photo below: David Moore photographing fellow photographers at the party.

Posted by The Art Museum on Monday, 23 October 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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National Gallery Singapore

CHARTING THOUGHTS: ESSAYS ON ART IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

A new research book has been published by the National Gallery of Singapore. It contains essays on Southeast Asian art by 25 scholars.

I was given the honour by the NGS of being one the contributing scholars.

The book is available from the NGS shop and through their website — click here.

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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.

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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