David Noonan (AU)


14 November 2020 - 31 January 2021
David Noonan, [Untitled], 2019. Courtesy the artist.

David Noonan, Untitled, 2019. Courtesy the artist.


14 November 2020 - 31 January 2021




Art Gallery of Ballarat [i]
40 Lydiard St N, Ballarat, VIC 3350
Daily, 10am – 5pm


Wheelchair access

Stagecraft brings together silkscreen collages on fabric, tapestries and film by Ballarat-born artist David Noonan. Renowned for repurposing found photographs, Noonan uses images from his personal archive to create ambiguous works, often with a focus on a solitary haunting figure. Noonan creates new compositions using black and white images appropriated from sources including magazines relating to avant-garde theatre, film, design, architecture, dance and music. Documentary images transform into fiction, suggesting the significance of theatricality and performance in the public realm. The combination of imagery creates a tension between abstraction and representation, and as a result, between truth and illusion.

This exhibition was part of PHOTO 2021’s expanded program and can now be viewed online on the venue’s website.

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

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