Canberra | Garden of the East | exhibition
The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra presents 'Garden of the East', an exhibition of photography in Indonesia from the 1850s-1940s. The exhibition runs 21 February - 22 June 2014.
The exhibition includes works by Woodbury & Page, an entrepreurial photographic studio who travelled in Indonesia from the 1850s. The firm’s distinctive rich-toned, detailed prints survive today as the major archive of Jakarta and nineteenth-century colonial Indonesia. Works by the Woodbury brothers and their successors will feature prominently in the National Gallery’s exhibition Garden of the East: photography in Indonesia 1850s–1940s.
Image: Thilly Weissenborn | 'Balineesch dansmeisj in rust' (A dancing-girl of Bali, resting) | c 1925 | National Gallery of Australia, Canberra | purchased 2007