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John O Neil  Australian Panoramas

John O Neil Australian Panoramas

Inspiration

The panoramas break up into two groups. One is the straightforward idea of viewing the landscape in the round, with a series of connected images creating a wide angle view. The other works, like the Geelong Sea Baths series, are actually taken over a period of time, say an hour or two, then put together to create a panorama of action. Your mind tends to read it all as one.

My panoramas have all been about big statements. There is a connection back to historical pictorialism, with many layers leading up to a rich artistic statement.  They have been exhibited and acquired by major public institutions, including the National Gallery of Victoria.

The idea of bush fires is a powerful one that has iconic status in itself. The intense obliteration of the landscape to a soft, silvery ash speaks of erroneous fire management by human society, so, for me, the works acquire a primeval quality.  Joe Pascoe 2015

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John O’Neil studied photography at Preston Art School, 1970-72 and Prahran CAE, 1971.

Important exhibitions include The Australian Landscape Photographed, Art Gallery of NSW, Ballarat Art Gallery, Albury Art Gallery, NGV, 1986; Victoria Vision, State Library of Victoria & National Gallery of Victoria, 1988; The Thousand Mile Stare, a photographic exhibition presented by the Victoria Centre for Photography, ACCA, 1988; Stormy Weather: Contemporary Landscape Photography, NGV, 2011

He is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria; Geelong Art Gallery; Melbourne City Council; Deakin University and Moet & Chandon.

We are grateful to Joe Pascoe for his assistance with this exhibition.

For more information, see Insect.org. 

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Mt Zero  1984, 2015

John O'Neil
Mt Zero 1984, 2015

Photographed with a Rolleiflex camera using 120mm film negatives, 1983; scanned and printed on archival paper, 2015
61 x 300 cm  detail

$3,500 

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Ironbark Basin  1983, 2015

John O'Neil
Ironbark Basin 1983, 2015

Photographed with a Rolleiflex camera using 120mm film negatives, 1983; scanned and printed on archival paper, 2015
61 x 300 cm  detail

$2,750 

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Ironbark Construction 1990, 2015

John O'Neil
Ironbark Construction 1990, 2015

Photographed with a Rolleiflex camera and 120mm film negatives, 1990; Scanned and printed on archival paper, 2015
81 x 200 cm

$3,250 

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Angahook, Otways 1983, 2015

John O'Neil
Angahook, Otways 1983, 2015

Photographed with a Rolleiflex camera using 120mm film negatives, 1983; scanned and printed on archival paper, 2015
81 x 300 cm

$3,500

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Head First   1984, 2015

John O'Neil
Head First 1984, 2015

Photographed with a Rolleiflex camera using 120mm film negatives, 1984; scanned and printed on archival paper, 2015
61 x 61 cm

$1,200    framed

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Jump  1984, 2015

John O'Neil
Jump 1984, 2015

Photographed with a Rolleiflex camera using 120mm film negatives, 1984; scanned and printed on archival paper, 2015
61 x 82 cm

$1,200   framed

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Eastern Beach Boardwalk, Geelong  I   1984, 2015

John O'Neil
Eastern Beach Boardwalk, Geelong I 1984, 2015

Photographed with a Rolleiflex camera using 120mm film negatives, 1984; scanned and printed on archival paper, 2015
61 x 300 cm 

$2,750   

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Eastern Beach Boardwalk II, Geelong  1984,2015

John O'Neil
Eastern Beach Boardwalk II, Geelong 1984,2015

Photographed with a Rolleiflex camera using 120mm film negatives, 1984; scanned and printed on archival paper, 2015
61 x 300 cm 

$2,750  

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Eastern Beach Boardwalk  1984, 2015

John O'Neil
Eastern Beach Boardwalk 1984, 2015

Photographed with a Rolleiflex camera using 120mm film negatives, 1984; scanned and printed on archival paper, 2015
120 x 61 cm

$1,500  unframed

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Sailing, Eastern Beach   1984, 2015

John O'Neil
Sailing, Eastern Beach 1984, 2015

Photographed with a Rolleiflex camera using 120mm film negatives, 1984; scanned and printed on archival paper, 2015
128 x 61 cm

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Australia; View of The Olgas from Ayers Rock  1983, 2015

John O'Neil
Australia; View of The Olgas from Ayers Rock 1983, 2015

Photographed with a Nikon camera using 35mm colour film, 1983; scanned and printed on archival paper, 2015
61 x 61 cm

$1,200

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