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Ann Noon

(England, Australia 1950 – )

Untitled (Boys playing)
Media category
Materials used
gelatin silver photograph

20.5 x 30.0 cm image; 28.9 x 37.4 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r. original mount, pencil "...Ann Noon '85".
Purchased 1986
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

Noon's photographs are distinguished by their refined compositions in which the human body is offset against a stark background. Born in England, Noon moved to Australia as a teenager. She became interested in photography in her early twenties. After working for a suburban wedding/portrait studio and other commercial photographic studies, Noon became a freelance photographer in 1975. Commenting on her diving photographs Noon writes: "They are to do with summer, physical strength, control, boldness, youth, clouds and the geometric arrangements of shapes... The physical marvel of the human form flying through space".

Bibliography (2)

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

Jorge Calado, À Prova de Água Waterproof, Lisbon, 1998, (illus.). plate no. 200

Exhibition history (3)

Fine and mostly sunny: photographs from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 28 Sep 1991–01 Dec 1991

Waterproof - One Hundred Days Festival - Expo 98, Lisboa EXPO 98, Lisbon, 27 Feb 1998–31 May 1998

Australian postwar photodocumentary, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Jun 2004–08 Aug 2004