JOHN O'NEIL Australian Panoramas

John o'neil  Australian panoramas

                                                        John O'Neil Olgas Photograph (framed $1,200)

                                                        John O'Neil Olgas Photograph (framed $1,200)

John    O'Neil Australian Panoramas                                                          9 - 30 May 2015

Bridget McDonnell Gallery Hampton 392 Hampton Street, Hampton, 3188 (03) 9598 8398 

Inspiration

The panoramas break up into two groups. One is the straightforward idea of viewing the landscape in the round, with a series of connected images creating a wide angle view. The other works, like the Geelong Sea Baths series, are actually taken over a period of time, say an hour or two, then put together to create a panorama of action. Your mind tends to read it all as one.

My panoramas have all been about big statements. There is a connection back to historical pictorialism, with many layers leading up to a rich artistic statement.  They have been exhibited and acquired by major public institutions, including the National Gallery of Victoria.

The idea of bush fires is a powerful one that has iconic status in itself. The intense obliteration of the landscape to a soft, silvery ash speaks of erroneous fire management by human society, so, for me, the works acquire a primeval quality.

Exhibitions

  • 2015       Dada lives! Hatch Contemporary Art Space, Ivanhoe
  • 2011       Stormy Weather, Contemporary Landscape Photography, National Gallery of Victoria
  • 1989       Moet and Chandon Prize, National Gallery of Victoria
  • 1989       Thousand Mile Stare, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
  • 1989       Austausch Melbourne/Berlin Photography Exchange Exhibition.
  • 1988       Big Things, Christine Abrahams Gallery
  • 1987       Regional Artist’s Review, Artery Gallery, Geelong
  • 1986       The You Yangs, Geelong Art Gallery
  • 1986       Australian Landscape Photographed, Art Gallery of NSW, National Gallery of Victoria, Ballarat Art Gallery.
  • 1985       Victoria Vision – 1834 Onwards, National Gallery of Victoria
  • 1985       Survey Surveyed, Geelong Art Gallery
  • 1984       Survey Show, Geelong Art Gallery
  • 1984       Ash Wednesday, Australian Centre for Photography
  • 1983       Landscapes, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

Collections

  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • Geelong Art Gallery
  • Deakin University Collection
  • Melbourne City Council Collection
  • Moet and Chandon Collection

More catalogue information here.

                                                          John O'Neil Mt Zero Photograph 61x300cms (framed $3,500)

                                                          John O'Neil Mt Zero Photograph 61x300cms (framed $3,500)

                                                      John O'Neil Ironbark Basin Photograph 61x300cms (unframed $2,750)

                                                      John O'Neil Ironbark Basin Photograph 61x300cms (unframed $2,750)

                                                       John O'Neil Ironbark Construction Photograph 81x200 (framed $3,250)

                                                       John O'Neil Ironbark Construction Photograph 81x200 (framed $3,250)

John O'Neil Otways Photograph 81x3000cms (framed $3,500)

John O'Neil Otways Photograph 81x3000cms (framed $3,500)

John O'Neil Head first Photograph 61x61cms (framed $1,200)

John O'Neil Head first Photograph 61x61cms (framed $1,200)

John O'Neil Jump Photograph 61x81cms (framed $1,200)

John O'Neil Jump Photograph 61x81cms (framed $1,200)

John O'Neil Eastern Beach (Jumpers) Photograph 61x300cms (unframed $2,750)

John O'Neil Eastern Beach (Jumpers) Photograph 61x300cms (unframed $2,750)

John O'Neil Eastern Beach (Somersaults) Photograph 61x300cms (unframed $2,750)

John O'Neil Eastern Beach (Somersaults) Photograph 61x300cms (unframed $2,750)

                                     John O'Neil Eastern Beach Boardwalk Photograph 128x61cms (unframed $1,500)

                                     John O'Neil Eastern Beach Boardwalk Photograph 128x61cms (unframed $1,500)

John O'Neil Sailing, Eastern Beach Photograph 128x61cms (unframed $1,500)

John O'Neil Sailing, Eastern Beach Photograph 128x61cms (unframed $1,500)

(images approximate scale only).