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96/76/2 Photograph, 'Brenton in "Tom" ', cibachrome print, Brenton Heath-Kerr/Brendon Williamson/Peter Elfes, Sydney, Australia, 1992-1996. Click to enlarge.

‘Brenton in Tom’ photograph by Peter Elfes

Made by Australian Imaging Group in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Photograph, ‘Brenton in “Tom” ‘, cibachrome print, Brenton Heath-Kerr/Brendon Williamson/Peter Elfes, Sydney, Australia, 1992-1996

Cibachrome print titled ‘Brenton in “Tom” ‘, being a photograph of Brenton Heath-Kerr in the “Tom” costume he made for and wore at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 1992, the photographic set, art directed by Sydney designer Brendon Williamson, shows “Tom” in a domestic environment cleaning the kitchen floor in a face-pack, photographed by Peter Elfes in 1992...

Summary

Object No.

96/76/2

Object Statement

Photograph, 'Brenton in "Tom" ', cibachrome print, Brenton Heath-Kerr/Brendon Williamson/Peter Elfes, Sydney, Australia, 1992-1996

Physical Description

Photograph, 'Brenton in "Tom" ', cibachrome print, Brenton Heath-Kerr/Brendon Williamson/Peter Elfes, Sydney, Australia, 1992-1996

Cibachrome print titled 'Brenton in "Tom" ', being a photograph of Brenton Heath-Kerr in the "Tom" costume he made for and wore at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 1992, the photographic set, art directed by Sydney designer Brendon Williamson, shows "Tom" in a domestic environment cleaning the kitchen floor in a face-pack, photographed by Peter Elfes in 1992, cibachrome print by the Australian Imaging Group, Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills, Sydney 1995.

Marks

Signed: `P Elfes/1996'.

Dimensions

Height

522 mm

Width

420 mm

Production

Notes

Costume designed by Brenton Heath-Kerr in 1992, photographic set designed by Brendon Williamson (information from the photographer).

Photograph by Peter Elfes. Born Darlinghurst, 1961. Father was a photo-journalist. Diploma of Photography, Sydney Technical College, 1983. Worked Freeman Studios, 1981-1991. To NY 1991. Returned to Sydney. Worked for the Sydney Star Observer. Specializes in special event photography eg Mardi Gras, Sleaze Balls, rock concerts etc. Work represented in 'Art in the Age of AIDS' exhibition, National Gallery of Australia 1994/1995. Solo exhibition Holdsworth Contemporary Gallery, 1988.

Costume designed in 1992, photographed by Peter Elfes in 1992, cibachrome print produced from the original transparency in 1996.

History

Notes

This print was produced for the Powerhouse Museum's 'Absolutely Mardi Gras Exhibition', 1996. The image has been produced as a postcard in 1992 (94/111/2-14/15) and illustrated in 'BRENTON the man in the irony mask', Paul Hayes, OUTRAGE, July 1993.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1996

Acquisition Date

26 February 1996

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Brenton in Tom' photograph by Peter Elfes 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 June 2019, <https://ma.as/154415>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/154415 |title='Brenton in Tom' photograph by Peter Elfes |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=17 June 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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