Vol. 6 No. 1
COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY NEWSLETTER produced by the Friends of the Cowra Regional Art Gallery OLIVE COTTON: PHOTOGRAPHS T
he Cowra Regional Art Gallery is pleased to announce that additional Olive Cotton prints are to be added to the Gallery’s Collection of photographs taken by this iconic artist who lived and worked in
the Cowra district for more than 50 years. The interest shown in the recent exhibition of Olive Cotton photographs from the Cowra
Regional Art Gallery Collection and works on loan from the Josef Lebovic Gallery Sydney, emphasised the importance of this collection to the Cowra community. The exhibition included significant photographs that highlighted Olive Cotton’s love of nature, her
astute powers of observation, as well as her enduring interest in the play of light. 4 February to 11 March 2012
2011 CCP Documentary Photography Award Also Olive Cotton: Photographs
his Exhibition was Opened on 3 February 2012 by special guest speaker Helen Ennis, Associate Professor, ANU School of Art, Canberra, who is researching a book on Olive Cotton, gave a very interesting address about the beautiful work done by Olive Cotton, but also spoke about contemporary documentary photography. The CCP Documentary Photography Award is a biennial
showcase of contemporary Australian documentary photography, and the exhibition, with a blend of un-retouched colour and black and white photography, delivers snapshots of the modern day world as seen by the photographer. The Gallery was privileged to have Olive Cotton’s daughter
and son Sally and Peter McInerney present on the night. Sally McInerney has taken great interest in the Cowra
Regional Art Gallery Collection. The Olive Cotton prints pictured are part of the Galllery collection. Fashion Shot, Cronulla Sandhills is one of the new acquisitions.
At right: Olive Cotton
Fashion Shot, Cronulla Sandhills c1937/2002
Silver gelatin print
Above: Olive Cotton’s daughter and son Sally and Peter McInerney who were present at the opening of the Exhibition.
Olive Cotton: Tea Cup Ballet
From the Cowra Shire Council Collection.
Left: Olive Cotton: Seed Head 1990/2000 Silver gelatin print, edition of 4/90
Above: Olive Cotton Quince Blossom and Trees 1992/1993 Silver gelatin print edition of 1/25
Left: Olive Cotton; Interior c 1926/2008 Silver gelatin photograph. Gift of the McInerney Family to the Cowra Regional Art Gallery 2007.
Below: Helen Ennis and Director Brian Langer during the Opening
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