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Smalltown exhibition photographs, 2005-2007 / Martin Mischkulnig
Bib ID 7539921
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline [still image, sheet]
Author
Mischkulnig, Martin, 1969- photographer
 
Online Versions
Description 2005-2007 
50 photographs : colour ; mounted in timber frames 100 x 85 cm 
Summary

Collection of exhibition photographs from the travelling exhibition titled 'Smalltown' that toured around Australia between 2009-2013. The collection was created alongside the book Smalltown, which was published by Penguin Australia with the author Tim Winton, whom also became part of the exhibition by narrating parts of his Smalltown essay over a making of film which screened as part of the exhibition.--Information from acquisitions documentation.

Smalltown chronicles marginal settlements across the country, documenting a recognisably rural Australian aesthetic of run-down, battered buildings and a sparsity of people to occupy them. Mischkulnig has captured the empty interiors, stagnant structures and ugliness of human interventions with the vast Australian environment. The underlying subtext of the series addresses issues of isolation, neglect and the devaluation of regional and rural townships.--Information from acquisitions documentation.

Notes

Title from acquisitions documentation.

Digital copies supplied by photographer.

PIC Row 42 #PIC/20646/1-50 copy Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-663307097

Published in: Smalltown / photography Martin Mischkulnig and essay Tim Winton. Camberwell, Victoria. : Hamish Hamilton, 2009.

Source of Acquisition Donated by Martin Mischkulnig, 2018. 
Subjects Cities and towns -- Australia -- Photographs.  |  Ugliness -- Photographs.  |  South Australia -- Rural conditions -- Photographs.  |  New South Wales -- Rural conditions -- Photographs.  |  Western Australia -- Rural conditions -- Photographs.  |  Northern Territory -- Rural conditions -- Photographs.  |  Tasmania -- Rural conditions -- Photographs.
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