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Pleasure of Place: Photographs by Richard Stringer

Richard Stringer, House, Roma

Richard Stringer, Australia b.1936 | House, Roma 1982, printed 1987 | Gelatin silver photograph | Purchased 1987 | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | © The artist


Publication: Pleasure of Place: Photographs by Richard Stringer

26 October 2013 – 16 March 2014 | Glencore Queensland Artists’ Gallery, Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) | Free admission

Opening Hours
Daily: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Closed Christmas Day

A renowned photographer and teacher, Richard Stringer has enjoyed a long and distinguished career. This exhibition acknowledges his artistic achievements and provides the opportunity to consider a significant body of work developed over 40 years.

‘Pleasure of Place’ explores the varied subjects that have inspired Stringer throughout his photographic practice, including industrial archaeology, the urban environment and landscapes. It examines the important connection Stringer has with architecture — coming to photography through his training and practice as an architect — and his lifelong work documenting Queensland’s built environment, both modern and historic, in Brisbane and throughout the state.


Pleasure of Place: Photographs by Richard Stringer explores over 40 years of image-making by photographer Richard Stringer. In the tradition of Australian documentary photographers Harold Cazneaux and Max Dupain, Stringer’s beautiful images capture the structure, light and detail of architecture, industrial archaeology and the Australian landscape. Coming to photography through his training and practice as an architect, he displays a proficiency for composition and lighting and an abiding interest in both the modern and historical built environment, particularly in Queensland. Through a selection of evocative images and perceptive artist portraits, Pleasure of Place explores the distinguished and influential career of a renowned Queensland photographer.

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Past Public Program
Curator’s perspective talk | 2.30pm Saturday 26 October 2013 | Lecture Theatre, QAG
To celebrate the opening of‘Pleasure of Place: Photographs by Richard Stringer’, join Michael Hawker, Associate Curator, Australian Art, as he explores the remarkable achievements of photographer Richard Stringer, including the transformation that industrial, urban and landscape images undergo through the photographer’s lens. Free.


Sponsored by

Glencore Xstrata