2013 past exhibitions

2013

Selling Dreams photo

Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography

Open:
10 August 2013 – 10 November 2013
Venue:
Exhibition Galleries

The glamour and fascinating evolution of fashion photography is captured in 60 iconic images drawn from the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Featuring world famous photographers such as Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon, the touring exhibition draws on photographer Irving Penn’s comment describing his work at Vogue as ‘selling dreams, not clothes’. This is the only Australian venue for the exhibition.

Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photograph: Erwin Blumenfeld, Model and Mannequin, American Vogue Cover, 1 November 1945 © Estate of Erwin Blumenfeld/Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Australian Glamour

Australian Glamour: Model, Photographer, Magazine

Open:
10 August 2013 – 10 November 2013
Venue:
Exhibition Galleries
This intimate exhibition highlights Australia’s fascination with glamorous fashion pictures from 1900 to now. Australian Glamour views the local fashion photography industry through the glossy pages of magazines from the Library’s unparalleled collection. See the pioneering work of Sydney photographer Rob Hillier showcased alongside Helmut Newton’s striking images of Australia’s top model 1960, Maggie Tabberer.
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Sydney Morning Herald Photos 1440

Open:
29 June 2013 – 28 July 2013
Venue:
Exhibition Galleries

There are 1440 minutes in a day. In these minutes photographers capture a moment. These moments make up a day.

The Sydney Morning Herald’s photography exhibition Photos 1440 features prints and multimedia of the best published and unpublished work by Sydney Morning Herald photographers from 2012 to the present.

Sponsored and supported by Fairfax Media and Canon Australia

Photograph: Colleen Petch, Kayaker Sarra Pitman, Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, 2012

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World Press Photo of the Year 2013

World Press Photo 2013

Open:
29 June 2013 – 28 July 2013
Venue:
Exhibition Galleries

Check out the world’s best photojournalism from 2012, including the work of Australian photographers Daniel Berhulak and Chris McGrath from Getty Images. The winners of the 56th World Press Photo contest were selected from over 100,000 images entered.

The coveted World Press Photo of the Year was awarded to Swedish photographer Paul Hansen for his powerful photo of the bodies of two children being carried by their family through the streets of Gaza City to their burial ceremony.

World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon. The exhibition has been brought to Sydney by Canon Australia.

Photograph: Paul Hansen, Dagens Nyheter, 2012; World Press Photo of the Year 2013

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Marilyn Monroe during filming of The Seven Year Itch

Magnum on Set

Open:
18 May 2013 – 23 June 2013
Venue:
Exhibition Galleries

Intimate portraits of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Charlie Chaplin, Elizabeth Taylor and John Wayne are among the 116 images on show in Australia for the first time. Magnum On Set features portraits of film stars and directors, captured by a variety of Magnum photographers, from 12 Hollywood movies including The Seven Year Itch, Rebel Without a Cause, Moby Dick and Death of a Salesman.

A Magnum Photos Touring Exhibition
Presented in association with Head On Photo Festival

Photograph: © Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos, Marilyn Monroe during filming of The Misfits, Nevada, USA, 1960

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Photo by Chris Budgeon - Winner of the 2012 Head On Portrait Prize

Head On Portrait Prize

Open:
18 May 2013 – 23 June 2013
Venue:
Exhibition Galleries


Head On Portrait Prize, Australia’s most critically acclaimed photographic portrait competition and exhibition, reflects a vibrant, diverse cross-section of new and traditional photographic practices. Prizes are awarded to three photographers for the best Australian contemporary photographic portrait.

Presented by Head On Photo Festival in partnership with State Library of NSW

Photograph: Chris Budgeon; winner Head On Portrait Prize, 2012

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The Greatest Wonder of the World

Open:
23 February 2013 – 12 May 2013
Venue:
Exhibition Galleries

In 1872, the newly rich Bernhardt Otto Holtermann used some of his wealth to employ Henry Beaufoy Merlin and Charles Bayliss, of the American and Australasian (A&A) Photographic Company, to photograph gold producing areas and cities in NSW and Victoria for exhibition overseas. These images provide the most comprehensive and detailed record of nineteenth century goldfields life and, with the commissioned photographs, now form the Library’s Holtermann archive of 3500 wet plate negatives.

The Greatest Wonder of the World features this extraordinary collection of nineteenth century documentary images. Through enlargements, digital images and a selection of vintage prints and wet plate negatives, the exhibition tells the remarkable story of the A&A Photographic Company and the philanthropy and vision of Bernhardt Holtermann.

Preview a selection of 50 photographs from the Holtermann collection.

Treasures of Newcastle from the Macquarie Era

Treasures of Newcastle from the Macquarie Era

Open:
2 March 2013 – 5 May 2013
Venue:
Newcastle Art Gallery, 1 Laman Street, Newcastle

A State Library of New South Wales and Newcastle Art Gallery partnership exhibition

Sponsored by Noble Resources International Australia

The exhibition Treasures of Newcastle from the Macquarie era features rarely seen artworks and maps telling the fascinating story of the development of the early colony Newcastle from its convict origins and its artistic expansion under Captain James Wallis. It features the recently discovered Wallis album and the iconic Macquarie Collectors Chest which will return to Newcastle for the first time in 195 years. Highlights include rare images of Awabakal people, paintings of Newcastle by convict artist Joseph Lycett, early views of Nobbys and a stunning panorama of the city by Edward Close. This is the first time this material from the collections of the State Library of NSW and Newcastle Art Gallery has been seen together and presents a fantastic opportunity for visitors to engage with this significant material.

Watch an illustrated talk on The Secrets of Macquarie's Chest presented by curator and biographer Elizabeth Ellis at State Library of NSW in 2010.

Newcastle Art Gallery & Noble Resources International Australia

Natasha Kusen, The Australian Ballet, photograph by Justin Smith, 2004

Time in Motion: 50 Years of The Australian Ballet

Open:
10 November 2012 – 10 February 2013
Venue:
Exhibition Galleries

Time in Motion celebrates the enduring style, strength and passion of The Australian Ballet and its creative output over fifty years. Drawn from Arts Centre Melbourne’s Performing Arts Collection and The Australian Ballet’s archives, the exhibition features photographs, film, designs and costumes.

Time in Motion re-visits some of the company’s most memorable works, illustrating its dynamic rise to become a national icon of world-class status.

Photograph: Natasha Kusen, The Australian Ballet, Serenade, choreography George Balanchine, photograph Justin Smith 2004, © The George Balanchine Trust

Arts Centre Melbourne, The Australian Ballet, Arts Victoria, Victoria