Anne Ferran - Intimate Journals 2018 - 2019 Tour


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Touring Exhibition

Uncover stories between the pages, from the margins and inserts left within the books of the Bundanon Library. In Arthur and Yvonne Boyd’s personal library, books share the shelves with works of art. The natural world outside conditions the atmosphere, as if the library contents were breathing in the air exhaled by rocks, leaves and trees.

This Bundanon Trust touring exhibition showcases the talent of one of Australia's leading photographic artists, Anne Ferran. Anne Ferran’s photographic and video works have explored histories of incarceration in prisons, asylums, hospitals and nurseries and are often haunted by things lost or unseen. She has worked extensively with museum collections, photographic archives and historic sites in Australia and New Zealand. Her work is held in major public collections in Australia and internationally.

Since 2014, Anne has spent considerable time in residence at Bundanon, exploring the landscape, the Homestead and its history, particularly that of the Boyd’s professional and personal library as part of a larger project exploring libraries and their fates.

The photographs in the exhibition have primarily been influenced by the links between writing and landscape and Anne’s strong attraction to particular titles and texts within the Boyd library and feature bushland views of the Bundanon property overlaid by fragments of text.


Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Morinngton, VIC
27 September - 25 November 2018

More venues to be announced.

The accompanying book Artist’s Library features photographs and archival material from the Bundanon Collection as well as a complete list of books located in the Homestead library.

Artist's Library available for purchase online

Anne Ferran

Inscription to Boyd from Perceval inside Pickwick Papers by Charles Dicken, Chapman and Hall, 1899, 08-2545-0001-01