2019 Darkroom Dinner Auction Items
Immigrant, Palm Beach c. 1982
gelatin silver print 15.0 x 23.0 cm
courtesy of the artist and Josef Lebovic Gallery (Sydney)
donated by Gael Newton AM
estimate: $900 – $1000
Robert McFarlane (1944– ) was born in Adelaide and practices as a documentary photographer specialising in social issues and documenting performance in film and theatre. Throughout his career he has been the stills photographer for numerous Australian films and has photographed some of Australia’s best-known theatre performers. He was also the Sydney Morning Herald’s photography critic for many years. McFarlane photographs with the eye of a photojournalist, but with an aesthetic warmth and sense of intimacy for his subjects.
McFarlane is an MGA Collection artist and his work is also held in the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of NSW, the National Gallery of Australia and numerous private collections.