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By Spring 2010

‘Autumn Masterpieces: Highlights from the Permanent Collection’ (2010) exhibition review

The obvious irony in ‘Autumn Masterpieces’ was expressed in its installation, with works displayed in a cordoned-off space, accompanied by italicised gold signage, moody lighting and classical music. ... Each [photographic] image was casually presented in an inexpensive domestic frame on plinths of varying heights and conditions arranged randomly through the gallery space. A formal gold label stating ‘From the collection of … ’ reinforced the presentation as a deliberate tactic. – Susan Cohn

‘Autumn Masterpieces: Highlights from the Permanent Collection’ (2010); installation view, Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Melbourne; courtesy CCP; photograph Oliver Parzer