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Modernism and Sydney Photography 1930 to 1950 EO Hoppé – Harold Cazneaux – Olive Cotton – Max Dupain – David Moore

17 May to 15 June 2014 DELMAR GALLERY Trinity Grammar School featuring vintage and rare prints from the Corrigan Collection presented with the assistance of Josef Lebovic Gallery curated by Catherine Benz


Introduction The years between the Depression and Menzies were a defining period in Australian photography. In 1930, the celebrated German/British photographer, EO Hoppé, arrived in Australia to document the nation for his book, The Fifth Continent. He was invited by David Lloyd Jones to mount a major exhibition in Sydney, including modernist photographs of industrial subjects from his newly-released book, Deutsche Arbeit. Harold Cazneaux later published some of Hoppé’s Harbour Bridge studies in his Second Bridge Book. This exhibition is a rare chance to see vintage prints of Sydney in 1930 by Hoppé and early modernist experiments by the young Olive Cotton and Max Dupain. Also featured are breakthrough and signature images by Dupain, Cotton, David Moore and Cazneaux, from the Corrigan Collection. Forging a local modernist aesthetic inspired by international movements, the 1930s photographs by Cotton and Dupain exude sensuality, confidence and optimism. In the 1940s, the spectacle of the city and postwar realities are immortalised in Moore’s early forays into the street, foreshadowing his later, influential photojournalism. An important part of this exhibition has been sourced from the Corrigan Collection. Australian photography of this era was one of the first collecting interests of Pat Corrigan, who has since contributed significantly to Australian contemporary art as a collector and philanthropist. - Catherine Benz, Curator


Harold Cazneaux Razzle Dazzle 1910 vintage gelatin silver photograph 19 x 22.5cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


Olive Cotton Fairground Ride c1937 gelatin silver photograph, edition of 90, printed 2003 22.7 x 20.6cm  


Olive Cotton Sky Submerged c1937 gelatin silver photograph, edition of 90, printed 2003 17.5 x 16.7cm


E. O. HoppĂŠ Joining of the two arcs, the Sydney Harbour Bridge 1930 vintage silver gelatin photograph 18.2 x 24.1cm


E. O. HoppÊ Woolloomooloo with St Mary’s Cathedral in Background 1930 vintage silver gelatin photograph 18.5 x 25cm


Olive Cotton Backyards and Chimney-pots 1930 gelatin silver photograph, edition of 90, printed 2003 13.8 x 25.2cm


E. O. HoppĂŠ Fixing Greasecaps on the Cableheads of the Sydney Harbour Bridge 1930 vintage silver gelatin photograph 24.7 x 18cm


Max Dupain [Solarised fire escape] 1935 vintage gelatin silver photograph 24.6 x 18cm  


Olive Cotton Glass Bottles c1930 gelatin silver photograph, edition of 90, printed 2003 18.7 x 16.6cm


Max Dupain Gilmore’s Bookshop in Bond Street 1935 gelatin silver photograph 35.5 x 48cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


Max Dupain Wheat Silos 1935 gelatin silver photograph 24.5 x 18cm


Olive Cotton The Photographer’s Shadow c1935 gelatin silver photograph, edition of 90, printed 2003 16.7 x 15.7cm


Olive Cotton Tea Cup Ballet c1935 gelatin silver photograph 37 x 29.5cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


Max Dupain Bondi 1939 gelatin silver photograph, printed 1970s 30.5 x 21.4cm


Olive Cotton Glasses 1937 gelatin silver photograph, ed. 8/90, printed 1999, 25.5 x 19cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


Max Dupain Sunbaker 1937 gelatin silver photograph 39 x 42cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


Olive Cotton Max After Surfing 1939 gelatin silver photograph, edition of 90, printed 2003 26 x 19.2cm


Max Dupain Sydney Harbour Crepuscule 1937 gelatin silver photograph 34.5 x 49cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


Max Dupain Sydney from Harbour Bridge 1938 gelatin silver photograph 40.1 x 59.6cm  


Olive Cotton Drainpipes 1937 gelatin silver photograph, edition 3/25, printed 1993, 31.7 x 29.3cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


Olive Cotton Windflowers 1939 gelatin silver photograph, edition of 90, printed 2003 23 x 18.2cm


Max Dupain Dancer 1940s gelatin silver photograph 49 x 37cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


Max Dupain Jean with wire mesh 1938 gelatin silver photograph 48 x 34.5cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


Olive Cotton Shasta Daisies 1937 gelatin silver photograph, edition of 90, printed 2003 21.6 x 15.4cm


Olive Cotton Only to taste the warmth, the light, the wind 1939 gelatin silver photograph, ed. 5/90, printed 2000, 19.5 x 17.7cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


Max Dupain Jean 1937 gelatin silver photograph 34.5 x 29cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


Max Dupain Manly Beach 1938 gelatin silver photograph 39.5 x 38cmcm Collection of Pat Corrigan


David Moore Sydney Harbour Bridge 1947 gelatin silver photograph 35 x 35cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


David Moore Car at Night 1947 vintage gelatin silver photograph 24 x 30.1cm  


Olive Cotton Sesquicentenary Procession 1933 gelatin silver photograph, printed 1995 37 x 29.4cm


Olive Cotton Clarence Street c1942 gelatin silver photograph, printed 1990s 31.5 x 30.5cm  


David Moore Martin Place 1949 gelatin silver photograph 39.8 x 27cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


David Moore Surry Hills Street 1948 gelatin silver photograph 33.5 x 32.5cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


David Moore Surry Hills Boy 1948 gelatin silver photograph 35.2 x 32.9cm  


Max Dupain Meat Queue 1946 gelatin silver photograph 33 x 49.5cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


David Moore Redfern Interior 1949 gelatin silver photograph 26.5 x 35cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


David Moore Boys from the slums of Sydney play in a house awaiting demolition, Surry Hills 1948 vintage gelatin silver photograph 29 x 25cm


David Moore Alexandria 1949 gelatin silver photograph 32 x 42.5cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


David Moore “Orcades� Departure, Pyrmont c1948 gelatin silver photograph, printed 2001, edition 2/90 27.8 x 27.8cm


David Moore Funnel of Orion 1947 gelatin silver photograph 35.5 x 32.5cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


David Moore Martin Place youth display 1948 gelatin silver photograph 35 x 35cm 27.8 x 27.8cm


Max Dupain Maroubra marches past at Bondi 1950 gelatin silver photograph 38.7 x 38.5cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


David Moore Departure of the ‘Himalaya’ 1950 gelatin silver photograph 32.5 x 42.5cm Collection of Pat Corrigan


EXHIBITED WORKS Harold Cazneaux Razzle Dazzle 1910 vintage gelatin silver photograph 19 x 22.5cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

Olive Cotton Sky Submerged c1937 gelatin silver photograph, edition of 90, printed 2003 17.5 x 16.7cm, $990

Harold Cazneaux Taronga Zoo 1930s vintage gelatin silver photograph 29 x 21cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

Olive Cotton Shasta Daisies 1937 gelatin silver photograph, edition of 90, printed 2003 21.6 x 15.4cm, $990

Olive Cotton Glass Bottles c1930 gelatin silver photograph, edition of 90, printed 2003 18.7 x 16.6cm, $990

Olive Cotton Fairground Ride c1937 gelatin silver photograph, edition of 90, printed 2003 22.7 x 20.6cm, $990

Olive Cotton Backyards and Chimney-pots 1930 gelatin silver photograph, edition of 90, printed 2003 13.8 x 25.2cm, $990

Olive Cotton Glasses 1937 gelatin silver photograph, ed. 8/90, printed 1999 25.5 x 19cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

Olive Cotton Sesquicentenary Procession 1933 gelatin silver photograph, printed 1995 37 x 29.4cm, Olive Cotton The Photographer’s Shadow c1935 gelatin silver photograph, edition of 90, printed 2003 16.7 x 15.7cm, $1250 Olive Cotton Tea Cup Ballet c1935 gelatin silver photograph 37 x 29.5cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

Olive Cotton Drainpipes 1937 gelatin silver photograph, 3/25, printed 1993 31.7 x 29.3cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan Olive Cotton Max After Surfing 1939 gelatin silver photograph, edition of 90, printed 2003 26 x 19.2cm, $3,300 Olive Cotton Windflowers 1939 gelatin silver photograph, edition of 90, printed 2003 23 x 18.2cm, $990


Olive Cotton Only to taste the warmth, the light, the wind 1939 gelatin silver photograph, ed. 5/90, printed 2000 19.5 x 17.7cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

Max Dupain Cremorne 1937 gelatin silver photograph 35 x 50cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

Olive Cotton Clarence Street c1942 gelatin silver photograph, printed 1990s 31.5 x 30.5cm, $8,800

Max Dupain Jean 1937 gelatin silver photograph 34.5 x 29cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

Olive Cotton Darling Harbour c1942 gelatin silver photograph, edition of 90, printed 2003 19.1 x 21.6cm, $990

Max Dupain Sunbaker 1937 gelatin silver photograph 39 x 42cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

Olive Cotton Cactus - Clarence Street Studios 1945 gelatin silver photograph, edition of 90, printed 2003 20.9 x 20.3cm, $990 Max Dupain [Sprinklers] c1930s vintage gelatin silver photograph 25.4 x 30.3cm, $8,800 Max Dupain [Solarised fire escape] 1935 vintage gelatin silver photograph 24.6 x 18cm, $5,500 Max Dupain Wheat Silos 1935 gelatin silver photograph 24.5 x 18cm, $4,400 Max Dupain Gilmore’s Bookshop in Bond Street 1935 gelatin silver photograph 35.5 x 48cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

Max Dupain Sydney Harbour Crepuscule 1937 gelatin silver photograph 34.5 x 49cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan Max Dupain Jean with wire mesh 1938 gelatin silver photograph 48 x 34.5cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan Max Dupain [Surf Carnival Line-up] c1938 vintage gelatin silver photograph 36.6 x 48cm, $5,500 Max Dupain Sydney from Harbour Bridge 1938 gelatin silver photograph 40.1 x 59.6cm, $7,700 Max Dupain SS Oronsay, Sydney Harbour from Vaucluse 1938 gelatin silver photograph 37 x 45cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan


Max Dupain Manly Beach 1938 gelatin silver photograph 39.5 x 38cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan Max Dupain Bondi 1939 gelatin silver photograph, printed 1970s 30.5 x 21.4cm, $9,900

Max Dupain Circular Quay 1947 gelatin silver photograph 37 x 49cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan Max Dupain Maroubra marches past at Bondi 1950 gelatin silver photograph 38.7 x 38.5cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

Max Dupain Storm over Darling Harbour 1940 gelatin silver photograph 38.5 x 49cm, $6,600

E. O. Hoppé Fixing Greasecaps on the Cableheads of the Sydney Harbour Bridge 1930 vintage silver gelatin photograph 24.7 x 18cm, $11,000

Max Dupain Jesus Ever Liveth 1940 vintage gelatin silver photograph 43.4 x 59.6cm, $5,500

E. O. Hoppé Steel Arches 1930 vintage silver gelatin photograph 24.9 x 17.9cm, $16,500

Max Dupain [The Canteen] c1940 vintage gelatin silver photograph 43.5 x 58cm, $5,500

E. O. Hoppé Sydney Skyscraper 1930 vintage silver gelatin photograph 24.6 x 16cm, $14,500

Max Dupain Dancer 1940s gelatin silver photograph 49 x 37cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

E. O. Hoppé Argyle Cut 1930 vintage silver gelatin photograph 18.4 x 24.2cm, $11,500

Max Dupain Meat Queue 1946 gelatin silver photograph 33 x 49.5cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

E. O. Hoppé ‘The Death Ray’ Royal Agricultural Show 1930 vintage silver gelatin photograph 15.8 x 19cm, $13,500

Max Dupain Sydney Harbour Bridge 1946 gelatin silver photograph 48 x 37cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

E. O. Hoppé Boxing and Wrestling, Royal Agricultural Show 1930 vintage silver gelatin photograph 12.8 x 15.9cm, $13,500


E. O. Hoppé Joining of the two arcs, the Sydney Harbour Bridge 1930 vintage silver gelatin photograph 18.2 x 24.1cm, $14,500 E. O. Hoppé Elizabeth Bay House 1930 vintage silver gelatin photograph 18 x 24.9cm, $12,500 E. O. Hoppé Wentworth Ave and Railway Station 1930 vintage silver gelatin photograph 7.2 x 9.9cm, $9,900 E. O. Hoppé Woolloomooloo with St Mary’s Cathedral in Background 1930 vintage silver gelatin photograph 18.5 x 25cm, $12,500 E. O. Hoppé William Lane, Woolloomooloo 1930 vintage silver gelatin photograph 7.1 x 10cm, $11,500 E. O. Hoppé Woolloomooloo, Sydney with St Mary’s Cathedral in the Distance 1930 vintage silver gelatin photograph 24.5 x 18.5cm, $12,500 E. O. Hoppé Rooftops, Boomerang House 1930 vintage silver gelatin photograph 22.7 x 18.8cm, $13,500 E. O. Hoppé Girls on Sydney Beach [Bondi] 1930 vintage silver gelatin photograph 25.3 x 20.4cm, $11,500

David Moore Bridge Structure, Sydney 1947 vintage gelatin silver photograph 20 x 19.2cm, $7,700 David Moore Car at Night 1947 vintage gelatin silver photograph 24 x 30.1cm, $7,700 David Moore Funnel of Orion 1947 gelatin silver photograph 35.5 x 32.5cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan David Moore Sydney Harbour Bridge 1947 gelatin silver photograph 35 x 35cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan David Moore Pyrmont Bridge 1947 gelatin silver photograph 34.5 x 32.5cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan David Moore “Orcades” Departure, Pyrmont c1948 gelatin silver photograph, printed 2001, edition 2/90 27.8 x 27.8cm, $1,650 David Moore Boys from the slums of Sydney play in a house awaiting demolition, Surry Hills 1948 vintage gelatin silver photograph 29 x 25cm, $6,600 David Moore Fireworks at Royal Agricultural Show, Sydney 1948 vintage gelatin silver photograph 29.2 x 24.3cm, $8,800


David Moore Surry Hills Boy 1948 gelatin silver photograph 35.2 x 32.9cm, $6,600

David Moore Redfern Interior 1949 gelatin silver photograph 26.5 x 35cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

David Moore Sydney “Toast-Rack” Tram c1948 vintage gelatin silver photograph 24.7 x 28.8cm, $9,900

David Moore Martin Place 1949 gelatin silver photograph 39.8 x 27cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

David Moore Surry Hills Street 1948 gelatin silver photograph 33.5 x 32.5cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

David Moore Alexandria 1949 gelatin silver photograph 32 x 42.5cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

David Moore Haymarket Newsagency 1948 gelatin silver photograph 42 x 30cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

David Moore Departure of the ‘Himalaya’ 1950 gelatin silver photograph 32.5 x 42.5cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

David Moore Martin Place youth display 1948 gelatin silver photograph 35 x 35cm. Collection of Pat Corrigan

Images are reproduced with permission of the artists’ estates, courtesy of Josef Lebovic Gallery. EO Hoppé’s photographs are reproduced with permission of Curatorial Assistance Inc. Prices quoted are in Australian dollars. Prices indicated for posthumous edition of Olive Cotton’s photographs are correct at time of publication but are subeject to increase as the edition sells.


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