- Media category
- Materials used
- type C photograph
- 23.2 x 48.6 cm image; 31.0 x 50.9 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. sheet, ink "Ed Douglas 1983".
- CSR Photography Project Collection - Bicentennial Gift of CSR Limited 1988
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Ed Douglas
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Ed Douglas' photographs seek to poetically transform natural forms and stimulate a "more profound look at the familiar". After graduating with a Masters of Fine Arts from San Francisco State University in 1969, Douglas taught photography. He moved to Australia in 1973 and from 1977 was Senior Lecturer in Photography at the South Australian School of Art. These images form part of the CSR Photography Project. Douglas was asked to document the Gypsum Mine on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. In these colour photographs images of people participating in mining activities are interspersed with abstract images of a serene, uninhabited environment dominated by shape, tone and texture. Douglas dignifies the locale; by highlighting its inherent beauty he exalts the industrial landscape into poetic configurations.
Shown in 2 exhibitions
CSR Photography Project: Recent work, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 24 Sep 1983–16 Oct 1983
CSR Photography Project Collection: A bicentennial gift to the AGNSW, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 24 Feb 1988–15 May 1988
Referenced in 1 publication
Robert McFarlane and Christine Godden, CSR Photography Project Collection: A bicentennial gift to the AGNSW, Sydney, 1988, 39.
Other works by Ed Douglas
Picking up the gypsum to be crushed and then carried to Ballast Head to await the ship Ed Douglas 1983 24.1987
See all 20 works