Contemporary Photography

  • # 31406

    ASHTON, Robert (Melbourne, 1950 - )

    Specimens

    Ambrotype, 415 x 335 mm (plate), framed (585 x 485 mm). A rare large format ambrotype taken by the accomplished photographer. Artist’s statement: Bush Theatre I have been photographing the bush around my home for over 40 years, always looking for new ways to engage with its arbitrary and indiscriminate manifestations. For this series of photographs I built an ultra large …

  • # 31046

    SHMITH, Athol (1914-1990)

    The Pioneer

    [1935]. Chloro-bromide print on heavy stock, 380 x 310 mm. Artist’s label verso: Athol L. Shmith, F.R.S.A., A.R.P.S., Modern Photography. The Warwick, / 75a Fitzroy Street / St. Kilda S2, / Melbourne. / Windsor 7141, with typed details Title: THE PIONEER / Process: CHLORO-BROMIDE. / Details: Studio Camera, S.S. Pan Film; Cooke Tele Lens, Vitava paper. …

  • # 31045

    SHMITH, Athol (1914-1990)

    Untitled. [Man playing a vibraphone]

    [Melbourne, circa 1935]. Chloro-bromide print on heavy stock, 380 x 305 mm. No label or inscription to verso. Condition: mild corner wear (top left corner with tiny tear), else fine. Note: Athol Shmith was himself an accomplished vibraphonist, and if not for his early success as a photographer would have pursued a career as a …

  • # 31044

    SHMITH, Athol (1914-1990)

    Sophrosyne

    [Circa 1935]. Sepia bromide print on heavy stock, 335 x 265 mm (image), 380 x 290 mm (sheet). Typed exhibition label verso Title: SOPHROSYNE No. 3 / Process: Bromide / Athol Shmith, 75a Fitzroy St., St. Kilda, S.2., Melbourne, Vic., AUSTRALIA, with a second label wet-stamped with Chinese characters. Condition: fine. Private collection, Melbourne. Provenance: …

  • # 29984

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    Whitlam dismissal protest, Melbourne 1976.

    Gelatin silver fibre-based print, 10 x 8″; vintage (circa 1976) print archivally mounted. Exhibited: No standing, Only dancing, NGV, 2008-2009.

  • # 29981

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    Sharpie and Krishna, Melbourne. 1973.

    Gelatin silver fibre-based print, 10 x 8″; vintage (circa 1973) print archivally mounted. Exhibited: No standing, Only dancing, NGV, 2008-2009.

  • # 29982

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    Opening of Sheiks Disco, Melbourne. 1980.

    Gelatin silver fibre-based print, 10 x 8″; vintage (circa 1980) print archivally mounted. Exhibited: No standing, Only dancing, NGV, 2008-2009.

  • # 29978

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    Photography workshop, Queensland. 1980.

    Gelatin silver fibre-based print, 10 x 8″; vintage (circa 1980) print archivally mounted. Exhibited: No standing, Only dancing, NGV, 2008-2009.

  • # 29971

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    Bondi lady. 1975.

    Gelatin silver fibre-based print, 10 x 8″; vintage (circa 1975) print archivally mounted. Exhibited: No standing, Only dancing, NGV, 2008-2009.

  • # 29798

    MOFFATT, Tracey (Australian, b. 1960)

    Beauties (in cream)

    (1994). From the series Beauties (1994-1997). Black and white photograph, colour tinted in lab during printing process print, 100 x 71cm; printed in an edition of 20 numbered copies, this copy Artist’s Proof 1/1. One of Tracey Moffatt’s most captivating works, exploring themes of indigenous identity and place. It is also a deeply personal work, …

  • # 30405

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    [Life’s still a beach] Lorne, Victoria. (Men drinking beer)

    Pegasus C-type digital print, 365 x 245 mm; archivally matted, signed by Rennie Ellis on the mount; a vintage print made under the supervision of Rennie Ellis for the book launch and exhibition Life’s Still a Beach at the George Gallery, St. Kilda, in 1998. Reproduced on page 30 of Rennie Ellis’ Life’s still a beach (Melbourne …

  • # 30408

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    [Life’s still a beach] Swanbourne, Western Australia. (Sunbathers) (Artist’s proof)

    Pegasus C-type digital print, 290 x 430 mm; unsigned; unmounted; an artist’s proof print made under the supervision of Rennie Ellis in preparation for the book Life’s Still a Beach. Reproduced on page 45 of Rennie Ellis’ Life’s still a beach (Melbourne : Hardie Grant Publishing, 1998).

  • # 30410

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    [Life’s still a beach] Shark Attack Bay, New South Wales. (Snorkeller in a rock pool) (Artist’s proof)

    Pegasus C-type digital print, 430 x 290 mm; unsigned; unmounted; an artist’s proof print made under the supervision of Rennie Ellis in preparation for the book Life’s Still a Beach. Reproduced on page 15 of Rennie Ellis’ Life’s still a beach (Melbourne : Hardie Grant Publishing, 1998).

  • # 30407

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    [Life’s still a beach] Bondi, New South Wales. (Two women) (Large print)

    Pegasus C-type digital print, 290 x 420 mm; archivally matted, signed by Rennie Ellis on the mount; a vintage print made under the supervision of Rennie Ellis for the book launch and exhibition Life’s Still a Beach at the George Gallery, St.Kilda, in 1998. Reproduced on page 14 of Rennie Ellis’ Life’s still a beach (Melbourne : …

  • # 30004

    Sotheby’s. Aboriginal Art, Australian Photography & Digital Art. Melbourne, 5 October 2004.

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2004. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated card covers featuring Brook Andrew’s Sexy and Dangerous, pp 80; auction catalogue with 217 lots, most illustrated; the first part of the auction was devoted to contemporary Indigenous paintings and a collection of Spencer and Gillen expedition photographs; the second (and more extensive) part comprised …

  • # 29579

    HENSON, Bill (1955 -)

    The light fades but the gods remain (Deluxe limited edition with original signed photograph)

    Melbourne : Thames & Hudson in association with the Monash Gallery of Art, 2019. Quarto, lettered cloth, illustrated dustjacket, pp. 166, extensively illustrated. The deluxe artist’s edition, signed by Bill Henson on the half-title, housed in a lettered cloth slipcase. The deluxe artist’s edition, limited to 100 copies (although not numbered), with an original signed …