Coronavirus trading conditions

3rd April 2020 | News

For the immediate period of the Coronavirus pandemic, Macquarie Editions is operating under reduced conditions. No visits inside the studio will be possible but some work (scans, prints/reprints, reproductions) delivered to the door or submitted online may be undertaken. Completed work will have to be collected at the door. Please get in contact if you have any questions.

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Seeds from the Bank

10th March 2020 | Exhibitions
Eucalyptus pileata, Eucalyptus kondininensis, Eucalyptus griffithsii - ANBG

Eucalyptus pileata, Eucalyptus kondininensis, Eucalyptus griffithsii – ANBG

Seeds from the Bank is an exhibition showcasing the collection diversity of the National Seed Bank at the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG), through microscope and photographic images as well as original artworks and sculptures. The exhibition highlights the scientific importance of our images for reference and research as well as hopefully engaging your imagination.

“The proceeds from the sale of images and artwork at the exhibition will be donated to the new National Seed Bank. We’ll be using the exhibition to promote the work of the National Seed Bank and wider conservation issues surrounding the use of seed to save our flora.”

This exhibition in the Visitor Centre of the ANBG provides a glimpse into the collection of the National Seed Bank and the seeds collected to support the conservation of our native flora. Thursday, 5 March 2020 – 9:30am to Sunday, 12 April 2020 – 4:30pm.

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Place and Identity – Roger Stuart

5th November 2019 | Exhibitions
Big sea: Barragga Bay, sunrise - Roger Stuart

Big sea: Barragga Bay, sunrise – Roger Stuart

Roger Stuart’s photographs, together with paintings by Alison Thomas, are showing now in the exhibition Place and Identity – Paris and Bega at Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo. The exhibition runs to Sunday, 1st December.

“Roger says that many places have shaped his identity, from the small country towns of his childhood to the Australian and overseas cities of his adult life. Two of these have particularly influenced him and, therefore, his photography. The first is his now home country, the Cuttagee area near Bermagui, together with its contiguous sparsely populated coastline. The second is the great urban metropolis of Paris, which first amazed him in 1968, where he was later able to work and live for several years and where he now has family.

“This is an unlikely pairing, juxtaposing a place of near wilderness and an intensively peopled, globally significant city. But he says that for him those starkly contrasting qualities are also highly complementary, each providing something important that is absent in the other: the wild beauty, wildlife and ancient habitation and culture of the Cuttagee/Bermagui area; and the elegance and integration of Paris’s streetscapes, its ancient traces, its cultural richness and density and the liveliness and huge variety of the people that fill its public spaces.”

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Memento Anima – Ollie Cool

20th March 2019 | Exhibitions

Haai Zee - Ollie Cool

Haai Zee – Ollie Cool

Ollie Cool (along with Marianne Cool, Steve Trevaskis and Sue Brodie) is participating in the exhibition Memento Anima at The Wall in Ulladulla. Ollie’s composite works are “sending the message that if we keep overfishing and don’t start acting in a more sustainable manner we will be left with only bones to eat”!

The exhibition opens at 5:30-7:30pm on Friday 5th April.

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Episode – Amy McGregor

19th August 2018 | Exhibitions

Blue Suit - Amy McGregor

Blue Suit – Amy McGregor

Amy McGregor’s Episode is an exploration of narrative through visual cues and draws on techniques observed from film and television, particularly crime mysteries of the 70’s and 80’s. Each of these staged photographs presents salient features with minimal context and encourages speculation on the relationship between them. What is shown and what is hidden share equal importance in the provocation of imagination.

The exhibition opens at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka at 6pm, Thursday 23th August and runs to 2nd September.

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Fleeting Glimpses – Catherine Moore

14th February 2018 | Exhibitions

Okarito ocean - Catherine Moore

Okarito ocean – Catherine Moore

Fleeting Glimpses is a collection of paintings, collage and photography from travels around Australia and Aotearoa, New Zealand by Catherine Moore. This is the third solo exhibition of her work at Altenburg.

“The concept of Fleeting Glimpses relates not just to quick views of landscapes through bus or train windows, but to the fragile state of the world as a direct result of human activity, and the fact that so much is disappearing before our eyes, on our watch.”

The exhibition is showing now at Altenburg & Co, Braidwood until 20th March.

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Dedications – Claire Williams

23rd November 2017 | Exhibitions

Claire Williams

Claire Williams

Claire William’s latest exhibition Dedications continues with experimental film development/manipulation techniques resulting in unique works, visually similar to either solarization or the Sabatier effect.

“The photographs are at an intersection of surrealism and realism. They linger between telling the truth, and distorting the truth. The chemical effect embodies an image one might conjure in a dream or memory, and they appear as if the image could be wiped away at any second. Eventually, our memories of people will appear similarly to these photographs, blemished, hazy around the edges, obscured by foggy information. I have taken portraits of people close to me not to reveal a truth about them, but instead to describe a feeling of recollection and nostalgia.”

The exhibition opens at 6pm, Thursday 30th November at the Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre and runs to 10th December.

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Moments – David Chalker

23rd November 2017 | Exhibitions
Moment 8 - David Chalker

Moment 8 – David Chalker

David Chalker, along with Ian Copland and Brian Rope, have collaborated on Canberra – Our Streets, an exhibition of street photography from Canberra.

Moments is a not too serious take on Henri Cartier-Bresson and the decisive moment. Each image is paired with another made at almost the same time or from almost the same position. Do they successfully capture the moment or the sense of place, or does one succeed more than the other? The answer, I suspect, will always involve subjective judgements.”

The exhibition is showing now at The Front Gallery and Café, Lyneham and runs to 4th December.

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INSIDE – Anthony Basheer

27th October 2017 | Exhibitions
Untitled (c) - Anthony Basheer

Untitled (c) – Anthony Basheer

As part of DESIGN Canberra Festival 2017, Anthony Basheer’s INSIDE shows how photography can elevate the status of place, continuing in the tradition set by the likes of Max Dupain, Wolfgang Sievers and John Gollings. Using Telstra Tower as the subject it explores the play of light and complexities of colour and texture to reveal materiality and form.

“There is a privilege in engaging with a structure as a photographer. You develop a sense of ownership and belonging which provides an intimacy. I wish to invoke this feeling and connection to the structure for the viewer”.

The exhibition opens at Telstra Tower, Black Mountain at 6pm on Tuesday 7th November and runs to 26th November.

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Price increase for prints on baryta (glossy) papers

13th October 2017 | News

Effective 1st November, prints on baryta (glossy) papers will attract a 20% surcharge. The cost for rag (matte) prints remains unchanged.

The price increase reflects the higher cost for premium baryta papers (such as Canson Infinity Baryta Prestige) and/or extra care required in their printing (read increased wastage).

What exactly is baryta anyway? Baryta (or barium sulphate) is a clay-like substance applied to the underlying surface of the print giving it its overall smoothness and appearance. It is what distinguishes a fibre paper in the darkroom from its low cost RC (resin-coated or plastic) cousin. As in the darkroom, baryta papers are chosen for their superior paper feel, image depth and look. There is now a large range of baryta papers available for inkjet printing, for both black & white and colour images.