National Gallery of Victoria opens Jeff Wall photographs exhibition

National Gallery of Victoria presents a survey of the work of contemporary photographer Jeff Wall, on view through 17 March 2013.

Jeff Wall (Canadian 1946–), Knife throw 2008. Colour photograph, AP, 184.0 x 256.0 cm. Collection of the artist© Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall Photographs will bring together twenty-six of the artist’s works from the 1970s to the present day.

This exhibition will present the diversity of Jeff Wall’s photographic practice; from large scale photographs back lit by light boxes, some as big as 2 by 3 metres, to smaller prints. A highlight of the exhibition will be the major light box transparency works including After ‘Invisible Man’ by Ralph Ellison, the Prologue 1999–2000 and the extraordinary, A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai) 1993.

Jeff Wall Photographs is an exhibition organised by the Art Gallery of Western Australia in association with the National Gallery of Victoria. It will be on display at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square.

Admission fees apply: Adult $15, Concession $12, Child $7. Ticket entry will also gain access to the Thomas Demand contemporary photographic exhibition at the NGV International. –