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Title

Barcelona, Spain, May 1976

1976


Artist

Fiona Hall

Australia

1953 -


About

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.


Details


Date

1976


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

27.9 x 27.8 cm image; 40.4 x 30.4 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Hallmark Cards Australian Photography Collection Fund 1987


Location

Not on display


Accession number

372.1987


Artist information

Fiona Hall

Works in the collection

80


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


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

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

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