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Title

Waterbaby (baby with red fish)

1985

Artist

Robyn Stacey

Australia

1952 -

  • Details

    Date
    1985
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    Polaroid photograph
    Dimensions
    60.8 x 50.0 cm sight; 81.6 x 68.5 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Polaroid Australia Pty Ltd 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    284.1988
    Copyright
    © Robyn Stacey

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    Artist information
    Robyn Stacey

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    'The size and relative immobility of the large Polaroid camera combined with its ability to render details means it is well suited to working with life sized studio sets. My concern was to make "backdrops" that reflected the fantasy character and personality of the person photographed and in fact provide them with an environment in which to act.' Robyn Stacey 1986

    The 'Waterbaby' images, despite their size and the physical disparities between small and large format Polaroid cameras, play off the idea of the medium with their bright hues and instant sense of fun. The colours and kitsch souvenir objects allude to pop culture, happy family snaps and beach holidays.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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