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Title

Crushed gypsum pile, Ballast Head


Artist

Ed Douglas

United States of America, Australia

06 May 1943 -


About

Ed Douglas' photographs seek to poetically transform natural forms and stimulate a "more profound look at the familiar". After graduating with a Masters of Fine Arts from San Francisco State University in 1969, Douglas taught photography. He moved to Australia in 1973 and from 1977 was Senior Lecturer in Photography at the South Australian School of Art. These images form part of the CSR Photography Project. Douglas was asked to document the Gypsum Mine on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. In these colour photographs images of people participating in mining activities are interspersed with abstract images of a serene, uninhabited environment dominated by shape, tone and texture. Douglas dignifies the locale; by highlighting its inherent beauty he exalts the industrial landscape into poetic configurations.


Details


Date

1983


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

type C photograph


Dimensions

24.4 x 49.1 cm image; 31.7 x 50.9 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. sheet, ink "Ed Douglas 1983".


Credit

CSR Photography Project Collection - Bicentennial Gift of CSR Limited 1988


Location

Not on display


Accession number

27.1987


Artist information

Ed Douglas

Works in the collection

20


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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

Robert McFarlane and Christine Godden, CSR Photography Project Collection: A bicentennial gift to the AGNSW, Sydney, 1988, 39. no catalogue numbers