Geelong Gallery acquires three Anne Zahalka works - Art Collector

Anne Zahalka, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 1988/2010. Type C photograph, edition of 5, 50 x 38cm. Collection of Geelong Gallery. Courtesy: the artist and Arc One Gallery, Melbourne

8 November 2010 | Geelong Gallery has recently acquired three works by Sydney photographer Anne Zahalka.

The works were originally presented in a mid-year exhibition at Arc One Gallery in Melbourne. In this exhibition, Zahalka turned her attention to the viewer’s gaze, travelling to major European and British galleries to photograph gallery visitors interacting with and looking at the artwork on display.

The three pieces acquired by Geelong Gallery have been shot in London’s National Portrait Gallery, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Musee d’Orsay in Paris.

The Zahalka works join Geelong Gallery’s holdings of contemporary Australian photography from the 19th and 20th century, which also includes work by Bill Henson, Polixeni Papapetrou and John Gollings.

The three acquisitions are currently on display in exhibition also featuring the work of Peter Tyndall,
...A person looks at a work of art..., which runs until 21 November 2010.

Jane O'Sullivan

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