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An image of Scenes on the Death of Nature V by Anne Ferran

Anne Ferran

(Australia 10 May 1949 – )

Scenes on the Death of Nature V
Media category
Materials used
gelatin silver photograph

109.0 x 168.0 cm sight; 114.0 x 173.0 cm frame

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

'This work ought not need me as the artist to make pronouncements about its meaning. For one thing there is in it very little of a personal vision or private sensibility. In their size and scale, their period connotations, their employment of classical conventions, the photographs are … reminiscent of monumental sculpture which is, out of all art forms, the most public … It could be said of these photographs that the language they "speak" is so much a part of our culture that the audience already knows how to interpret them, even if it doesn't "know" that it knows.' Anne Ferran 1987

Bibliography (5)

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

Judy Annear, Look, 'Points of view: changing attitudes and approaches in Australian photography 1985-95', pg.17-19, Newtown, Nov 2005, 19.

Claire Armstrong, Art and Australia (Vol. 39, No. 3), 'Anne Ferran: seeing through appearances', pg. 436-443, St Leonards, Mar 2002-May 2002, 436-438.

Sandra Byron and Isobel Crombie, Twenty contemporary Australian photographers - from the Hallmark Cards Australian Photographic Collection, Melbourne, 1990, 39 (illus.).

Robert McFarlane, Critic's Choice, Sydney, 1994.

Exhibition history (5)

Scenes on the Death of Nature, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1986–1986

Scenes on the Death of Nature: Photographic installation by Anne Ferran, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, South Bank, 19 Mar 1987–19 Apr 1987

Photographs from the Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Mar 1993–09 May 1993

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

Points of view: Australian photography 1985-95, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Nov 2005–29 Jan 2006