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Ange Sullivan, head of lighting, preparing a ghost light at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 2020 / Daniel Boud
Bib ID 8597753
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline [still image, online resource]
Author
Boud, Daniel James, 1979- , photographer
 
Online Access
Description 2020 
1 online resource (1 photograph) : TIFF files, colour 
Summary

Photograph was taken at the start of the restrictions on non-essential gatherings due to COVID-19. It captures the traditional theatre practice of the 'ghost light', a single light used to illuminate a theatre, both as a practical safety measure, and to ward off or appease ghosts. The Sydney Opera House adopted the ghost light tradition in its main theatre spaces when forced to cancel performances and close to the public. The image captures an impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts.-- based on information from acquisitions documentation.

Notes

Title from acquisitions documentation.

Source of Acquisition Purchased from the photographer, 2021. 
Subjects Sullivan, Ange -- Photographs.  |  Sydney Opera House. Joan Sutherland Theatre -- Photographs.  |  Theaters -- Lighting -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Photographs.  |  COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- -- Social aspects -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Photographs.  |  Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Photographs.
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