Tag Archives: photography

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

Digital in-fill for Turtle Soup

When the NGV’s flat textiles were assessed by textile conservators in preparation for the Mid-Century Modern exhibition, it was observed that a large section of the textile by Bee Taplin named Turtle Soup (c.1955) was missing.  It had been acquired …  More

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