gael newton - selected articles, essays and papers

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General Essays/Articles

Out of Sight. R,Vere Scott and R. p. Moore: Forgotten Federation-Era Panoramic Photographers - 2012

Irreverence: a gloss on the photograph and the smile 1998

A STORY of The STORY: Correspondence between Jack Cato and Keast Burke

Interview with Gael Newton, Lynette Letic, April 2014

Building the Art Gallery of NSW photography collection–The Sydney Camera Circle arrives in a car-boot (1978)

Australian Women Photographers: 1890-1950 - essay for 1980 catalogue

Tom Roberts: A Photo-Literate Generation - catalogue essay, NGA exhibition 2015


Asia Pacific Essays/articles

Two entries originally published in ‘National Surveys: Southeast Asia’ in Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, Editor John Hannavy, Routledge 2008:

Trans Asia Photography Review: Gael Newton reviews the Spring 2015 issue -  Volume 43 of Ars Orientalis, a peer-reviewed annual journal based on the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (F|S) collections of Asian Art and their related archives and research programs.

Contemporary Singapore Photography, A Survey 2011

Local heroes of early photography in Asia and the Pacific.

Royal Court Photography: From the NGA's Picture Paradise Exhibition 2008

Princes, Portraits andPanoramas – Garden of the East: photography in Indonesia 1850s-1940s

Shapoor N Bhedwar The Naver—invocation


Natural Causes: Landscape photographs by Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter –  In the balance: Black & White and Colour

Anton Bruehl: The Anton Bruehl Junior gift to the National Gallery of Australia

Jack Cato: 1889 - 1971. Entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography

Harold Cazneaux 1878-1953   an exhibition at the AGNSW   30 August - 28 September 1975

Behind the glass: the story of Olive Cotton's classic Max after surfing, 1937

Olive Cotton, Max in the Shadows, c1935 (NGA Acquisitions 1999)

R A Cunnigham's Australian Aboriginal international touring company

Art and Documentary: Photographic Biculturalism? (Domenic M. Cozzolino) 2005

Spell O! (Richard Daintree and the Australian image), published 1992

Reflected Light and Photographic Images, Ian DeGruchy/Dennis Del Favero, 1994

Max Dupain: Vintage Max an essay for the National Portrait Gallery (Canberra) June 2003 

IN A FLASH, Harold E. Edgerton (1903-1990) and split-second photography

Ruth Hollick and portrait photography between the wars, Gael Newton and Karen Jacubec

Shinzo Fukuhara  Japan 1883 – 1948

Fiona Hall: Retro-Spect Leura's Theme

E O Hoppé, Fame, Fortune and the Fifth Continent

John Kauffmann: 1864 - 1942. Entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography

Yousuf Karsh & Athol Shmith: the good, the great & the gifted–Camera Portraits

Reproduction: Rosemary Laing & Matthys Gerber

J W Lindt, Coontajandra and Sanginguble, Central Australian Aboriginals

In Search of the Native: Photographs by Max Dupain and Eduardo Masferre and their contemporaries

Celebrated Australian photographer  - Robert McFarlane

Tracey Moffatt: Invocations (2001)

Tracey Moffatt: The memory theatre of Tracey Moffatt

Tracey Moffatt: Cover Girl (Essay in Fever Pitch 1995)

David Moore: The Spread of Time (pdf)

David Moore – Reflections: Cycling, Herne Hill, UK

Yasumasa Morimura, Dress from the Guest Artist series Autumn-Winter 1996-97, (NGA Acquisitions 1999)

Michael Riley Kristina 1986

Going to Extremes: George Silk, Photojournalist

George Silk, Fawn and rainbow trout, tributary of the Madison River, Montana, (NGA Acquisitions 1999)

John F Williams: a photo/ history, 2004

Walter Woodbury: 1834 – 1885


Online Publications

Shades of Light: Photography and Australia 1839-1988

Silver and Grey: fifty years of Australian photography 1900 - 1950

Australian Pictorial Photography


Exhibitions - National Gallery of Australia

Garden of the East: Photography of Indonesia 1850s - 1940s

Picture Paradise: Asia - Pacific Photography 1840s-1940s



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