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Alisa Bunbury

Alisa Bunbury

Alisa Bunbury is Curator of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Victoria. She was co-curator of This Wondrous Land: Colonial Art on Paper (2011), which looked at early Australian prints, drawings, watercolours, illustrated books, and miniatures in the NGV’s collection, and edited the accompanying publication.

Alisa Bunbury reviews 'Place Made: Australian Print Workshop' edited by Roger Butler and Anne Virgo

August 2004, no. 263 01 August 2004
In the long tradition of printmaking, print workshops have played a critical and often unacknowledged role in encouraging, supporting and teaching artists to become printmakers, providing facilities and technical expertise, and, above all, producing prints. It is well known that Picasso’s unconventional experimentation with print techniques was often directly inspired by his printers’ abilitie ... (read more)

Alisa Bunbury reviews 'A Century in Focus: South Australian Photography 1840s-1940s' by Julie Robinson and Maria Zagala

November 2007, no. 296 01 November 2007
Among those in the field, Bob Noye was known for his exhaustive collection of, and research into, the history of nineteenth-century South Australian photography. The website he established was the most detailed information available on the topic, yet he was extremely secretive about his holdings. When Noye died suddenly in 2002, several institutions vied for his collection, with the Art Gallery of ... (read more)

Alisa Bunbury reviews 'A Steady Hand: Governor Hunter & His First Fleet Sketchbook' by Linda Groom

November 2012, no. 346 25 October 2012
In 1959, as part of the Rex Nan Kivell collection, the National Library of Australia received a remarkable volume of First Fleet paintings. Inscribed Birds & Flowers of New South Wales, Drawn on the Spot in 1788, ’89 & ’90, it comprises 100 watercolours of birds, flowers, fish, animals, and a small number of Indigenous portraits, and was owned by Captain John Hunter, one of the key nav ... (read more)