Tag Archives: photography

A fine example of collaboration: furniture design, architecture and photography

Film and photography are a fascinating adjunct in Mid Century Modern: Australian furniture design.  They provide glimpses of the context in which furniture was used, and a sense of the impact of new ways of living in mid-century homes and …  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 33

Jane Brown’s photographs prompt feelings of loss and unease, suggesting ghostly imprints rather than hard and fast realities. For Melbourne Now, she has produced the series, Not before time. Working with ‘almost arcane’ film and gelatin silver papers, she explores …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 47

Ross Coulter’s 10,000 Paper Planes – Aftermath (1) captures a scene of order and chaos – the ‘aftermath’ of an event that has shattered the otherwise tidy appearance of the room.  The photograph documents an art performance in which 10,000 …  More

Sean Fennessy on Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall expects his photographs to be viewed large. Enormous, in fact, and preferably mounted as transparencies in light boxes to enhance their colour and detail. It’s therefore difficult to faithfully reproduce Wall’s highly meticulous tableaux on paper. As a souvenir …  More

Jeff Wall Photographs – Exhibition Design

Visitors to the NGV often plan to see a specific exhibition they are interested in. They may have heard about it through friends, the media or seen signage around the gallery. As an exhibition designer, cohesive communication is a primary …  More

Rethinking an unknown carte-de-visite

While searching through the NGV’s collection of Australian cartes-de-visite recently we came across this image.  The intricate hairstyles, ornate fashion and curiously casual poses of the unidentified people caught our attention. Their intense gaze seemed to provoke further investigation.  Since …  More