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Title

John Delacour's picture


Artist

Christine Godden

Australia

1947 -


About

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.


Details


Date

1980


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

type C photograph


Dimensions

28.0 x 37.2 cm image; 38.6 x 50.6 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. original mount, ink "Christine Godden 1980".


Credit

Gift of the artist 1981


Location

Not on display


Accession number

107.1981


Artist information

Christine Godden

Works in the collection

9


Shown in 6 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Natasha Bullock, Australian postwar photodocumentary, Sydney, 2004. no catalogue numbers

Gael Newton, Re-constructed Vision: Contemporary work with photography, Sydney, 1981. cat.no. 19

Michael Wardell, My city of Sydney, Sydney, 2000. no catalogue numbers

Author Unknown, (Christine Godden), Sydney, 1980. cat.no. 27