Christine Godden's photographs radiate sensuality. This is particularly evident in her intimate portraits of family and friends and in the rich blurry tones of her colour landscapes. Godden spent much of her youth travelling through Asia and Europe, residing in New York and California and completing a Masters of Fine Arts at the Visual Studies Workshop, State University of New York, Rochester in 1978. She returned to Australia the same year to become the director of the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, a position she held until 1982. Her photographs of sunsets across Sydney display a knowing disregard for established photographic techniques. Blurry and indistinct prints, achieved by enlarging small negatives, create a grainy vision and a moody sense of place.
type C photograph
28.0 x 37.2 cm image; 38.6 x 50.6 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. original mount, ink "Christine Godden 1980".
Not on display
© Christine Godden
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Project 38- Re-constructed Vision, Contemporary work with photography (1981), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Jul 1981–23 Aug 1981
Flatlands: photography and everyday space, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Sep 2012–03 Feb 2013
Flatlands: photography & everyday space, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Sep 2012–03 Feb 2013
Referenced in 1 publication
Gael Newton, Re-constructed Vision: Contemporary work with photography, Sydney, 1981. cat.no. 19