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An image of Barcelona, Spain, May 1976 by Fiona Hall

Fiona Hall

(Australia 1953 – )

Barcelona, Spain, May 1976
Media category
Materials used
gelatin silver photograph

27.9 x 27.8 cm image; 40.4 x 30.4 cm sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Hallmark Cards Australian Photography Collection Fund 1987
Accession number
© Fiona Hall
Not on display
Further information

Fiona Hall's diversified practice includes installation, mixed media and photography. She trained as both a painter and photographer in Sydney, London and Rochester, New York, before returning to Australia to work professionally and teach in the early 1980s. Her early photographs present intriguing and seductive images of the world, unexpected glimpses of life and places. Documentary becomes truly a process of revealing what we might otherwise miss. Hall's work also plays with light, and its ability to both reveal and cloak. In 'Barcelona, Spain, May 1976', the shadows appear like smoke, seductively wisping their way across the wall.

Bibliography (5)

Judy Annear, Look, 'More than meets the eye', pg. 8-9, South Yarra, Jun 1999, 8 (illus.).

Judy Annear, What is this thing called photography?, Sydney, 1999. no catalogue numbers

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

Sandra Byron and Isobel Crombie, Twenty contemporary Australian photographers - from the Hallmark Cards Australian Photographic Collection, Melbourne, 1990.

Robert McFarlane, Critic's Choice, Sydney, 1994, 7 (illus.), 10. no catalogue numbers

Exhibition history (3)

Critic's Choice, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Apr 1994–10 Jul 1994

What is this thing called photography?, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 Jun 1999–29 Jul 1999

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