Contemporary Photography

  • # 33613

    HENSON, Bill (1955- )

    Bill Henson : Photographs. May 3rd – 18th 1984. Cockatoo Gallery, 11 Tamar Street, Launceston….

    Offset-printed poster, 635 x 460 mm; unmounted; in very good condition, with a few minor surface marks on the lower section; verso with old tape marks at corners. This poster for Henson’s 1984 exhibition at Launceston’s Cockatoo Gallery dates from late in the first decade of the revered photographer’s long and successful career (his first …

  • # 31055

    SHMITH, Athol (1914-1990)

    Youth

    [Circa 1935]. Chloro-bromide print on heavy stock, 380 x 300 mm. Artist’s label verso: Title: YOUTH / Print no. 10. Athol L. Shmith / 75a Fitzroy Street, / St. Kilda, S.2. / Melb., Vic., AUSTRALIA. Condition: small marks left of centre, else fine. Private collection, Melbourne Provenance: Athol Shmith (1914-1990); gift of the artist to …

  • # 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.