(Australia 1947– )
28.0 x 37.2cm image; 38.6 x 50.6cm sheet
Christine Godden's photographs radiate sensuality. This is particularly evident in her intimate portraits of family and friends and in the rich blurry tones of her colour landscapes. Godden spent much of her youth travelling through Asia and Europe, residing in New York and California and completing a Masters of Fine Arts at the Visual Studies Workshop, State University of New York, Rochester in 1978. She returned to Australia the same year to become the director of the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, a position she held until 1982. Her photographs of sunsets across Sydney display a knowing disregard for established photographic techniques. Blurry and indistinct prints, achieved by enlarging small negatives, create a grainy vision and a moody sense of place.
Natasha Bullock (Australia), Australian postwar photodocumentary, Domain, 2004. no catalogue numbers
Michael Wardell (Australia) (Author), My city of Sydney, Domain, 2000. no catalogue numbers
Gael Newton (Australia) (Author), Re-constructed Vision: Contemporary work with photography, Sydney, 1981. cat.no. 19
Author Unknown (Author), (Christine Godden), Sydney, 1980. cat.no. 27
(Chritine Godden), Watters Gallery, 01 Jul 1980–01 Aug 1980.
Project 38- Re-constructed Vision, Contemporary work with photography (1981), Art Gallery of New South Wales, 25 Jul 1981–23 Aug 1981.
My city of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 02 Sep 2000–22 Oct 2000.
Australian postwar photodocumentary, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 12 Jun 2004–08 Aug 2004.
Flatlands: Photography & Everyday Space, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 15 Sep 2012–03 Feb 2013.