Author Archives: Maggie Finch

Maggie Finch

About Maggie Finch

Curator, Photography at the National Gallery of Victoria.

New acquisitions: Pat Brassington

The NGV has recently acquired four photographs by the Tasmanian-based artist Pat Brassington: Quiescent, Blush, Rosa and Major Tom, all from 2014.Characteristic of much of Brassington’s recent practice, the photographs are highly experimental and present an intriguing cast of characters …  More

Sharp focus and an unsentimental vision

Walking through the Mid-Century Modern exhibition, I was drawn to the sharply focused black and white photographs displayed throughout the show – both hanging on the walls, and seen on the pages of the numerous interior design magazines. Alongside the furniture …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 28

In Melbourne Now we are featuring a recent body of photographic collages by local artist Christopher Day, from his Permanent Deferral series of 2013.  I asked Christopher about the ideas and processes involved in making them.   MF: When we …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 38

Since 2010, the local Melbourne artist Phuong Ngo has been collecting and filing materials and images, sourced from all around the world, that relate to Vietnam in terms of both geography and also culture.  The artist describes how the collection …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 55

It has been exciting working with the multi-disciplinary artist Darren Sylvester this year on a major new commission for Melbourne Now.  Among many ideas for new projects, Darren proposed the extraordinary concept of creating a large-scale illuminated dance floor within …  More

Melbourne now countdown – day 68

The multidisciplinary artist Andrew Hazewinkel will be exhibiting a new installation of works in Melbourne Now. Three large-scale prints depicting the backs of the heads of archaic and classical sculptures are positioned together giving the appearance of looking out together …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 90

Zoë Croggon: trial and error Zoë Croggon will present two recent works in Melbourne Now, entitled Fonteyn 2012 and Challenger 2012. Zoë completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2011, and currently …  More