The history of Australian photography will be celebrated when the Gallery plays hosts to ‘The Photograph and Australia’, the largest exhibition of its type since 1988, from 4 July to 11 October 2015….
Friday 22 May 2015
Tuesday 3 February 2015
Three painterly prints by photographer Saul Leiter add strength to the Gallery’s collection of modern photography. Saul Leiter (1923–2013) was born in Pittsburgh and later moved to Cleveland, where he studied briefly to…
Tuesday 2 September 2014
The Gallery recently acquired 12 of Dutch photographer Ans Westra’s beautiful black-and-white photographs from two important series from the 1960s, depicting a day in the life of a large Māori family in rural…
Thursday 5 June 2014
This is an interesting image of an unremarkable thing, at least at first glance. Ostensibly, the work depicts the edge of a suburban sports ground in what appears to be the wet season….
Wednesday 21 May 2014
Compelled to rectify voids in Cambodian history, Vandy Rattana documents everyday life, recording events that reflect the country’s rapid transformation while revealing the ever-present realities: a haunting past and an uncertain, challenging future….
Tuesday 29 April 2014
With the generous assistance of Tim Fairfax, AC, the Gallery recently acquired a group of photographs by Malick Sidibé, taken soon after independence was declared in the north-west African country of Mali. Malick…