Published 01 December 2018
Images and text by Mark Thomson from his recent book 'Blokes and Sheds'.
What boys give up to become men is all contained in this photograph...
Published March 1996
In 1992, Helen Moyes made a documentary 'The Back Yard Shed' which set out to look at the lives of a cross-section of Australian households through the phenomenon of the back-yard shed.
Social documenter Maxx Image is obsessed with the colour purple. Black leather is the costume of rebellion and the thrill and valour expounded by such an ideal could be seen as enticing accessories to the passion and zeal of leather sexuality.
During World War Two, the Australian government's Department of Information represented the male body in at least two distinct ways. The photographer Edward Cranstone photographed a heroically active, phallicised body and the cameraman Damien Parer filmed a heroically suffering abject body.
Polish born Krystyna Petryk has long been fascinated with portraiture and representations of the nude in photography. Her own investigations began in Warsaw by photographing her pregnant friends and continued after her arrival in Western Australia in 1982. Once here she broadened her explorations to include both male and female subjects before shifting to photograph and research representations of men exclusively.
Musings on the man who was the author's father from a multicultural perspective.
Exhibition review Recent Work: Hossein Valamanesh
4-29 October 1995,
Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide SA
Series of works by Tyrone Townsend, Victoria Straub, Polixeni Papapetrou, Phil George and Simon Cardwell. Large format and mainly colour images.
Exhibition review I won't wish I will: Pippin Drysdale
28 September - 8 October 1995
The Door Exhibition Space Fremantle, WA
Exhibition review Tradition, Cloth, Meaning: Contemporary Textiles Curated by Sara Lindsay
17 September - 7 October 1995
Long Gallery Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania
Photos and essay by the author on a relationship between men.
Exhibition review Some Pictures from a Somniloquist's Diary
1 November - 26 November 1995
Greenaway Gallery Adelaide SA