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Title

Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia, January 1985


Artist

Fiona Hall

Australia

1953 -


About

'I could say that these pictures are about an obsessive Australian pastime. At the beach. Really, though, the concerns are simpler: an excuse, if one is needed, to work when light and space and attitude are open; where bodies and emotions are unveiled and made accessible; where the camera is given licence to divulge, yet does not intrude.' Fiona Hall 1986

This photograph was taken with a large-format camera, which produces fine detail and requires careful composition of the subject. Although such a process does not usually allow for spontaneity, Hall invests the images with a relaxed attitude and carefree spirit.


Details


Date

1985


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

19.6 x 24.5 cm image; 20.3 x 25.2 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Hallmark Cards Australian Photography Collection Fund 1987


Location

Not on display


Accession number

376.1987


Artist information

Fiona Hall

Works in the collection

80


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Judy Annear, Points of view: Australian photography 1985-95, Sydney, 2005. no catalogue numbers

Sandra Byron and Isobel Crombie, Twenty contemporary Australian photographers - from the Hallmark Cards Australian Photographic Collection, Melbourne, 1990, 42 (illus.).

Sandra Byron, Fine and Mostly Sunny: Photographs from the collection, Sydney, 1991. catalogue no: 56

Katherine Roberts, Celebrating Paradise - The artist and the Northern Beaches: 1890 to 2000, 'Light and life - artists of the Northern Beaches, 1950-2000', pg. 11-16, Manly, 1999, 15, 21.