For nearly 40 years, MGA has been developing a significant collection of Australian photographs. Our collection has a number of focus areas, and a fascinating one is artist portraits. This International Artist’s Day we highlight the instances of self-portraits by artists from our collection.
We are enormous fans of the artists we work with. When they turn the lens on themselves, extraordinary things tend to emerge. We find them an endless source of inspiration as they put themselves into curious situations, challenge us with intense and interrogative ideas, draw our attention to things that we might not otherwise have known, or articulate things that we didn’t know how to think through. Artists; we literally couldn’t do what we do without you, thank you.
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Images: (1) Naomie SUNNER Girls just wanna 2005 courtesy #naomiesunner #jennyportgallery (2) David M THOMAS Untitled 1992–96 from the series Every day I am a day older courtesy #davidmthomas @david_ethix (3) David MOORE Self portrait, Corio, Victoria 1942 courtesy of Lisa, Michael, Matthew and Joshua Moore #davidmoore (4) Jill ORR Lunch with the birds #8 1979 photographer: Elizabeth Campbell courtesy #jillorr (5) Cherine FAHD Day 58 2009 from the series Hiding self-portraits 2009-10 courtesy #cherinefahd @cherinefahd @galeriepompom (6) Damien SHEN Ventral aspect of a male #1 2014 from the series On the fabric of the Ngarrindjeri body – volume II photographer: Richard Lyons courtesy #damienshen @damienshen @marsgallery #richardlyons (7) Anne ZAHALKA The Artist (self-portrait) 1987 from the series Resemblance courtesy #annezahalka @annezac @arconegallery @dominikmerschgallery (8) Julie RRAP Puberty 1984 from the series Persona and shadow courtesy #julierrap @ julierrap @arconegallery (9) Christian THOMPSON Sip from the unseen 2018 from the series Moonlight cactus courtesy #christianthompson @christianthompsonartist @sarahscoutpresents @michaelreidsydney @michaelreidberlin
All images #mgacollection