Contemporary Photography

  • # 31404

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    Spring Lunch, Melbourne, 1992

    Silver Gelatin photograph hand printed from the original negative on high quality fibre based paper, selenium toned. Measures 29cm × 43cm (image); 40cm × 50cm (sheet), certified with a “blind stamp” impression in the lower right hand corner, titled, signed, editioned and dated by the Director of the Rennie Ellis Archive verso. Printed in a …

  • # 31879

    HENSON, Bill

    Principio erat (standard edition B)

    Paris : Editions Bessard, 2019. Folio, pictorial laminated boards, pp. [70], several double fold-out pages, printed on high quality matt photographic paper. Principio erat is published in a standard and deluxe edition – described as the ‘Artist’s edition’ by the publisher. The standard edition is published in two variations, each limited to 500 numbered copies. …

  • # 31829

    ASHTON, Robert

    Landmarks

    [Airey’s Inlet, VIC : the artist, 2021]. Handmade wooden box with slide lid measuring 385 x 435 x 25 mm, containing 12 original photogravures by Robert Ashton, titled lower left, editioned lower centre 4/9, signed lower right and dated 2021, colophon sheet signed and numbered by the artist, the photogravures each measuring approximately 205 x …

  • # 29979

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    “Portugal Out” protest, Melbourne. 1973.

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

  • # 29973

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    Cleaners, West Melbourne. 1974.

    Gelatin silver fibre-based print, 10 x 8″; vintage (circa 1974) print archivally mounted. Exhibited: No standing, Only dancing, NGV, 2008-2009.

  • # 29975

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    Fans, Rolling Stones concert, Kooyong. 1973.

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

  • # 29980

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    Police and fans, Rolling Stones concert, Kooyong. 1973.

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

  • # 29972

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    Brighton party. 1976.

    Gelatin silver fibre-based print, 10 x 8″; vintage (circa 1976) 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.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.