Acclaimed Sydney-based photographer Robyn Stacey is staging an exhibition of photographs showing artists’ spaces at Stills Gallery from 6 October to 5 November.


One of Robyn Stacey’s pictures showing the interior of Wendy and Brett Whiteley’s Library in Lavender Bay. © Robyn Stacey.

Titled ‘Dark Wonder’   the free exhibition offers rare glimpses into the working areas, homes or studios of artists. Notable among them are pictures of Wendy and Brett Whiteley’s library (once Brett Whiteley’s studio) in their home at Lavender Bay; Martin Sharp’s home, Wirian, in Bellevue Hill; Geoff Kleem’s current working studio on Parramatta Road; the National Art School in Darlinghurst (once Darlinghurst Gaol); and Rose Seidler House, designed by architect Harry Seidler for his parents Rose and Max Seidler, in Wahroonga. Other notable artist places include Hans Heysen’s painting studio, located on the grounds of the historic property, The Cedars, near Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills; and Yvonne and Arthur Boyd’s residence at Bundanon, near Nowra on the New South Wales south coast. The images are captured with a camera obscura, which involves masking windows to allow a ray of light to form the picture as it passes across the scene. Trees, drifting clouds, even towering buildings are projected onto the internal architecture and its inhabitant’s belongings.

The exhibition’s official opening is at 3:00 pm on Saturday, 8 October. Robyn Stacey will present an artist’s talk at 3:00 pm on Saturday, 15 October.

A number of associated free Camera Obscura Events will be held in association with the exhibition at the Courthouse Hotel in Taylor Square. They will take place on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October and Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. No bookings are required.

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