Artistic Personalities

Gallery 6

The recent acquisition of a group of photographs by Adelaide-born photographer Robert McFarlane provided the impetus for a new display of portrait photographs in gallery 6.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide precinct, South Australia, Australia.
From Friday 31 July 2009 to Friday 01 January 2010

Published by Art Gallery of South Australia on Wednesday 12 August 2009.
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McFarlane has been a documentary photographer for more than four decades, specialising in social issues and documenting performance in film and theatre. This has included taking photographs of Neil Armfield’s production of The Diary of a Madman, where he captured Geoffrey Rush, in character, during rehearsals.

McFarlane’s photographs of Geoffrey Rush and of Judy Davis are seen alongside portraits – by other photographers – which also depict personalities associated with the arts. These include Albert Namatjira, who was photographed by Charles Mountford in 1942, the art critic
Robert Hughes, photographed by David Potts in 1954, Mark Strizic’s photograph of Barry Humphries in London in 1968, and a young David Gulpillil photographed in Adelaide by David Simpson.

Tuesday 22 September at 12.45 pm – Robert McFarlane will give a free lunchtime talk about his photographs in gallery 6.

Free admission