2022 @ Text/Exhibition: “The blink of an eye,” on the exhibition Marion Kalter. Deep Time at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria, April 2022
Review: Visions of India: from the colonial to the contemporary at the Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Melbourne, March 2022
Text: ‘Finding Integrity: “New Woman” artists and female emancipation in the first half of the twentieth century’ on the exhibition The New Woman Behind the Camera at the National Gallery of Art, Washington Part 3, January 2022 (7,000 words)
2021 @ Text/Exhibition: “There is no more time,” on the exhibition Freedom Must Be Lived: Marion Palfi’s America, 1940-1978 at the Phoenix Art Museum, December 2021
New website: ‘Marcus Bunyan – celebrating 30 years of art practice in 2021’ November 2021
Text/Exhibition: “In our sight, in our mind” on the exhibition Mervyn Bishop: Australian Photojournalist at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, Acton, Canberra ACT, October 2021
Text/Exhibition: “Dark atmosphere of a grey reality,” on the exhibition Michael Schmidt: A new German Perspective at Jeu de Paume, Paris, August 2021
Text/Exhibition: “Bill Brandt: master of photography, master of reinvention,” on the exhibition Bill Brandt at the Fundación Mapfre, Madrid, August 2021
Review: “The Family of Yang,” on the exhibition William Yang: Seeing and Being Seen at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane, August 2021
Review: “Disguising power as virtue or, the Inner Landscape of Beauty,” on the exhibition An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, August 2021
Text/Exhibition: “Recognising small diversions,” on the exhibition Friedrich Seidenstücker – Life in the City: Photographs from the 1920s to 1940s at the Käthe Kollwitz Museum, Cologne, June 2021
Text/Exhibition: “The power of imagination,” on the exhibition Eugène Atget, Voir Paris at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris, June 2021
Text/Exhibition: “Nature ∞ nurture,” on the exhibition The Human Cost: America’s Drug Plague at the Bronx Documentary Center, New York, June 2021
Text/Photographs: “Death, duplicity and dishonour” on ‘The “Green Ticket” roundup – first roundup of Jews in France during World War II’, Memorial de la Shoah, Paris, May 2021
Review: “Contested Ground,” on the exhibition Do Brumbies Dream in Red? – Tom Goldner at the Meat Market Stables, Melbourne, May 2021
Review: Ruth Maddison: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, April 2021
Text “Realist structuralist illusionist,” on the exhibition Clarice Beckett: The present moment at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, March 2021
Review: “Embodied Ab/origin,” on the exhibition DESTINY at NGV Australia, Federation Square, Melbourne, November 2020 – February 2021
Text/exhibition: “The semi-transparent self,” on the exhibition The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography at the National Nordic Museum, Seattle, January 2021
Text/exhibition: “A difficult thing said simply,” on the exhibition Unearthed: Photography’s Roots at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, January 2021
2020 @ Text: “For a few brief moments, rebels with a cause,” on the exhibition Bruce Davidson: Brooklyn Gang at Cleveland Museum of Art, December 2020
Text: “It’s a mystery,” on the exhibition Photography’s Last Century: The Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 2020
Exhibition: ‘Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography’ at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, October 2020
Pamphlet: ‘Australian Aboriginal Art’ with texts by Charles Barrett and A.S. Kenyon, National Museum of Victoria, 1952, August 2020
Text: “Atget’s shadow,” on his Paris photographs, August 2020
Text: “D-Construction: deliberate masculinities in a discontinuous world,” on the exhibition Masculinities: Liberation through Photography at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, June 2020
Text: ‘Prospect/us, protect us: plague and resumption in fin de siècle Sydney’ on John Degotardi Jr.’s The Plague Albums, Sydney, 1900, June 2020
Text: “Visions of divine damnation,” on the exhibition William Blake at Tate Britain, London Part 2, February 2020
Review: “Writing the body politic / broken,” on the exhibition Turning Points: Contemporary Photography from China at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, January 2020
2019 @ European photographic research tour: Josef Sudek archive at u(p)m The Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, December 2019
European photographic research tour: “A moment of experience,” on the exhibition Ara Güler: Two Archives, One Selection: Tracing Ara Güler’s Footsteps in Istanbul at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, November 2019
Text and photos: Marcus Bunyan. “Punk jacket,” in Chris Brickell and Judith Collard (eds.,). Queer Objects. Manchester University Press, 2019, November 2019
Text: Marcus Bunyan. “Nothing emerges from nothing,” Foreword to We Had Such High Hopes: Student Activism and the Peace Movement 1949-1952, A Photographic Memoir by Joyce Evans. Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2019
Text/Review: “Picturing themselves,” on the exhibition ‘Why Take Pictures?’ at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Fitzroy, Melbourne, August 2019
Vale Joyce Evans
OAM photographer (1929-2019) July 2019
Text/Photographs: ‘The Seven Last Words’ 1898 by F. Holland Day (1864-1933) (with Joyce Evans) April 2019
Text/Exhibition: “Far from heaven,” on the exhibition Bill Viola/Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, January – March 2019
Text: “Alternate readings/elisions/a damaged life,” on the exhibition Akram Zaatari: The Fold – Space, time and the image at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, January 2019
2018 @ Text: “Dans toute sa force” (In full force) on Germaine Krull’s portfolio ‘MÉTAL’ 1928 December 2018
Text: “The aristocrats,” on the circus photographs of Edward J. Kelty November 2018
Paper: ‘Death and the image’. This text investigates how the act of photography visually writes trauma. Word count: 8,137 November 2018
Text: ‘Without worry … here ‘I am’,” on the exhibition African American Portraits: Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Part 2, June – October 2018
Text: “Climbing into immortality,” on the work of Lewis W. Hine (1874-1940), September 2018
Review: “Terror incognita,” on the exhibition Colony: Australia 1770 – 1861 at NGV Australia at Federation Square, Melbourne, March – July 2018
Review: “The power of intention,” on Diane Arbus: American Portraits at the Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, March – June 2018
Review: Shadows of War: Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimea, 1855 at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London November 2017 – April 2018
Text: “Rare magician, strange alchemist, tells stories through visuals,” on the exhibition Jakob Tuggener – Machine time at Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur, Zurich, October 2017 – January 2018
Book review: “Truth and consequence in red dirt country,” on the book The Lumen Seed by Judith Crispin (2016) January 2018
Text/Exhibition: Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895-1925 at the Princeton University Art Museum, October 2017 – January 2018
2017 @ Text “Show and tell,” on the exhibition The Unflinching Gaze: photo media and the male figure at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales, November 2017
Review: “Extending the possibilities of the universe,” on the exhibition René Magritte: The Revealing Image, Photos and Films at the Latrobe Regional Art Gallery, Victoria, November 2017
Review: “Double take,” on the exhbition An unorthodox flow of images at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Melbourne Part 2
Vale William Heimerman (1950-2017) “William Heimerman: the essence of 344” October 2017
Review: “Very Pauline,” on the exhibition Queer British Art 1861-1967 at Tate Britain, London, September 2017
Review: “Still singing, still Dreaming, still loving… not dying,” on the exhibition Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne, July 2017
Review: “Reading either side of the sign: Bronwyn Oliver and the invitation to imagine,” on the exhibition The sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver at TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria, February 2017
Text/Exhibition: Soulèvements / Uprisings at Jeu de Paume, Paris, January 2017
2016 @ Text/Photographs: Mother Boats C.P. (Brian Traynor). ‘Los Angeles Pride Parade’ June 1970, October 2016
Paper: “Exposure: The white Australian male in portrait photography 1858-1914,” presented at Human Kind: Transforming Identity in British and Australian Portraits 1700-1914 international conference, The University of Melbourne, September 2016
Exhibition: Roberto Donetta Photographer and Seed Salesman from Bleniotal at Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur, Zurich, May – September 2016
Review: Henry Talbot: 1960s Fashion Photographer at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, May – August 2016
Text/Exhibition: “One wrong does not a life make,” on the exhibition Crime Stories: Photography and Foul Play at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March – July 2016
Review: “An independent vision,” on the exhibition Max and Olive: The photographic life of Olive Cotton and Max Dupain at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, May – July 2016
Review: Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, December 2015 – April 2016
Cabinet card: William Bardwell, photographer – Alfred William Howitt, William Barak and unidentified man, April 2016
Review: Ben Quilty: After Afghanistan at the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, January – April 2016
Photography/text: Alexander Gardner: ‘Memories of the War. Illustrations of the Grand Review’ and Matthew Brady photographs of the Grand Review March 2016
Exhibition: Dark Fields of the Republic: Alexander Gardner Photographs, 1859-1872 at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, September 2015 – March 2016
Review: Trent Parke: The camera is god at the Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, November 2015 – February 2016
Text: “The multiple singularities of photography: Photograph, photographer, negative, print,” on the exhibition Every Photograph is an Enigma at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich, February 2016
Exhibition: The Time Between: The Sequences of Minor White at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, October 2015 – January 2016
2015 @ Review: “Reality, passing,” on the exhibition William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2015 at the Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, September – November 2015
Text: “The road less travelled,” on the exhibition Julia Margaret Cameron: from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Sydney, August – October 2015
Text: “Reflections on David: In a galaxy all of his own,” on the exhibition David Bowie is at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne, October 2015
Exhibition: Colour my world: handcoloured Australian photography at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, September 2015
Exhibition: Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, September 2015
Photographs and text: ‘Quandong, New South Wales, Australia 1887’, July 2015
Research paper: ‘Beginnings: The International Photographic Collection at the National Gallery of Victoria’ May 2015
Review: “What’s the story,” on the exhibition Earth Matters: contemporary photographers in the landscape at the Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, March – May 2015
Text: Hands / Class – Tree, Surface, Root; Artist in focus: Larry Fink – April 2015
Review: Richard Avedon People at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, December 2014 – March 2015
Text: “Exposing your/self,” on the exhibition Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals at Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, November 2014 – February 2015
Text/Exhibition: Wynn Bullock: Revelations at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, June 2014 – January 2015
2014 @ Exhibition/text: Everyday imagining: new perspectives on Outsider art at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, October 2014 – January 2015
Review: Polixeni Papapetrou: Lost Psyche at Stills Gallery, Sydney, October – November 2014
Text/exhibition: From Steam to Diesel at the Portobello Library, Edinburgh, November 2014
Review: Crossing Paths with Vivian Maier at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Melbourne, October 2014
Review: Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, July 2014
Catalogue essay: “Aspects of the Self (Revealed),” on the exhibition Hidden Talents at the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), The University of Melbourne, August 2014
Catalogue essay: “Being (t)here: Gay liberation photography in Australia 1971-73,” from my curated exhibition Out of the closets, onto the streets: Gay Liberation photography, 1971-73 at Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne, July 2014
Exhibition/text: Vivian Maier (1926-2009). A Photographic Revelation at Château de Tours, May 2014
Review: The Rennie Ellis Show at Monash Gallery of Art, Wheeler Hill, Melbourne, May 2014
Text/exhibition: Australian vernacular photography Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), May 2014
Text/review: “A Vocabulary of Printing and the Syntax of the Image,” on the exhibition KHEM at Strange Neighbour, Melbourne, May 2014
Review/Text: Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, February 2014
Text: ‘Facile, Facies, Facticity’ Dr Marcus Bunyan, January 2014
2013 @ Review: Claudia Terstappen: In The Shadow Of Change at the Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, December 2013
Text: ‘Made ready: A Philosophy of Moments’ Dr Marcus Bunyan, December 2013
Text: ‘Transgressive Topographies, Subversive Photographies, Cultural Policies’ Dr Marcus Bunyan September 2012 published October 2013
Review: Joyce Evans: Edge of the road at the Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Melbourne, October 2013
Review: Carol Jerrems: photographic artist at the Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Melbourne, Sept 2013
Opening speech: ‘John Cato Retrospective’ and book launch at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, August 2013
Catalogue essay: ‘Intimations of Mor(t)ality: Sudarios (Shrouds) by Erika Diettes’ for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, August 2013
Text: ‘Un/settling Aboriginality’ July 2013
Text: ‘Ernest Cole: Journeys through photojournalism, social documentary photography and art’ July 2013
Review: Johsel Namkung: A Retrospective book published by Cosgrove Editions, 2013
Video: ‘InsideArt – Marcus Bunyan’ talks about the exhibition Confounding: Contemporary Photography at NGV International, Melbourne March 2013
Video: ‘Marcus Bunyan – what makes a great photograph?’ at the CCP, Melbourne, online March 2013
Review: Jeff Wall Photographs at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, March 2013
Text: “Thinking contemporary photography” on the exhibition Confounding: Contemporary Photography at NGV International, Melbourne, February 2013.
Text: “Orality, (n)framing and enactment in the art of Jacqui Stockdale,” in IANN magazine Vol.8, ‘Unfound in Australia’, October 2012 (published online January 2013)
2012 @ Public talk: “This is not my favourite photograph,” part of ‘What makes a great photograph?’ at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Fitzroy, December 2012
Review/Text: “Downfall of a dream: (n)framing the enigma in Gregory Crewdson’s ‘Beneath the Roses’,” on the exhibition Gregory Crewdson: In A Lonely Place at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Fitzroy, October 2012
Paper: “Traversing the unknown,” presented at the Travel Ideals international conference, July 2012 published October 2012
Text: ‘The defining of Apollonian and Dionysian ideals in images of the male body’ (1996) published September 2012
Review/Text: “How Light Works,” on the exhibition Light Work‘ at NGV International, Melbourne, September 2012
Text on the exhibition Weegee: Murder Is My Business at the International Center of Photography, New York, August 2012
Text: “On the Nature of Photography,” on the exhibition Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, August 2012
Text: Transit series by Katrin Koenning July 2012
Review: Lost & Found: Family Photos Swept away by the 3.11 East Japan Tsunami at the Centre for Contermpoary Photography (CCP), Melbourne
Review: Fred Kruger: Intimate Landscapes at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne
Text: “The Eye that sees the Sun: Andrew Follows and his Tabula rasa,” on the exhibition Through the Looking Glass Dimly at The Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh Art Festival
Opening speech: “Out of Sight, Out of Mind,” for the exhibition Traverse by Kim Percy at Stockroom, Kyneton, Victoria
2011 @ Essay: ‘Now you see it, now you don’t: the history and conservation of The Keith Haring Mural, Johnston Street, Collingwood, Melbourne’
Opening speech: Movement and Emotion and Jodie Noble Solo exhibitions at Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
Essay/Review: ‘Un/aware and in re/pose: the self, the subject and the city’: essay about surveillance, the gaze, the camera, the self, the subject and the city.
Review: Scott’s Last Expedition at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
Text: The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) Hobart
Opening speech: ‘John Bodin: Rite of Passage’ at Anita Traverso Gallery, Richmond
Review: American Dreams: 20th century photography from George Eastman House at Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Review: Time Machine: Sue Ford at Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Victoria
Review: Bill Henson at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Text/Review: In Spates by Sam Shmith at Arc One Gallery, Melbourne: examines ‘The Digital Punctum’
Review: NETWORKS (cells & silos) at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Caulfield
Review: Sidney Nolan: Drought Photographs at Australian Galleries, Melbourne
Review: Stormy Weather: Contemporary Landscape Photography at NGV Australia, Melbourne: investigates contemporary Australian landscape photography
Review: Luminous Cities: Photographs of the Built Environment at NGV International, Melbourne: examines early collecting policies of vintage prints by international photographers at the NGV
2010 @ Review: An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar by Taryn Simon at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Fitzroy
Review: Up Close: Carol Jerrems with Larry Clark, Nan Goldin and William Yang at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Review: Ricky Swallow: The Bricoleur at The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Melbourne
2009 @ Text: ‘The Passing of Memory: resurrecting a photograph for the series ‘The Shape of Dreams” 2009
Review: Unforced Intimacies by Patricia Piccinini at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Review: Long Distance Vision: Three Australian Photographers at The Ian Potter Centre NGV Australia, Federation Square, Melbourne
Review: presentation/representation: photography from Germany at the Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Melbourne
Review: Jonh Brack retrospective at The National Gallery of Victoria, NGV Australia, Federation Square, Melbourne
Review: Tacita Dean at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne
Review: My Jesus Lets Me Rub His Belly exhibition by Martin Smith at Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne
Review: triestement (more-is u thrill-o) by Domenico De Clario at John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne
Review: Mark Strizic: Melbourne – A City in Transition (Rare Silver Gelatin Photographs) at Gallery 101, Melbourne
Review: Order and disorder: archives and photography at the National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne
Review: Ocean Without A Shore video installation by Bill Viola at The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, February 2009
Review: Rosalie Gascoigne at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, February 2009
2008 @ Launch of Art Blart art and cultural memory archive at artblart.com
2006 @ Pressing the Flesh: Sex, Body Image and the Gay Male: website adaptation of PhD research undertaken at RMIT University, featuring research on the photographic collections at The Kinsey Institute and The Minor White Archive.
“Mis en Scene: Vision and the Digital Paradigm,” paper presented at Art Association of Australia and New Zealand 2006 Annual Conference ‘Reinventing the Medium’, Monash University.
“SynchroMate: A Phatic Technology for Mediating Intimacy,” paper presented at DUX 2005, San Francisco, Nov 3rd – 5th 2005.
“Mediating Intimacy: Digital Kisses and Cut and Paste Hugs,” paper presented at CHI 2005, Portland, Oregon, April 2nd – 7th 2005.
“Research Through Practice: Interdisciplinary Research and Artistic Production,” paper presented at COFA seminar ‘Research Through Practice: Beyond Research Equivalence in Art and Design’, Sydney, NSW, 2004.
“Using Cultural Probes to Explore Mediated Intimacy,” paper published in ‘Proceedings of OzCHI 2004: Supporting Community Interaction: Possibilities and Challenges’, University of Wollongong, 22-24 November, 2004.
“The Delicious Fields: Exploring Man Ray’s ‘Rayographs’ in a Digital Future,” paper published in The University of Queensland Vanguard magazine ‘Man Ray: Life, Work & Themes’, 2004.
“Spaces That Matter: Awareness and Entropia and the Imaging of Place,” paper presented at the Mediated Spaces Symposium, The University of Melbourne, October 2002.
“Memory From Memory,” catalogue essay for an exhibition by John Billan and Jennifer Sochackyj at West Space Gallery, Melbourne.
“… And His Forms Were Without Number,” catalogue essay on the photographic work of Dr John Cato 1971-1991 published online August 2013
Pressing the Flesh: Sex, Body Image and the Gay Male: PhD research
dissemination comprising a CD ROM and thesis available through RMIT University Library, Melbourne.
“Sex and Sensibility: Gay Eth(n)ics into the New Millennium,” paper presented at HID3, Proceedings of the 3rd National Lesbian, Gay,
Transgender and Bisexual Health Conference,
Adelaide, South Australia, 1999.
“Darkness/Colour,” catalogue essay for the exhibition of the
same name at The Photographers Gallery, Melbourne.
“Trans(a)gressions and the Body-Image,” paper presented at HID2, Proceedings of the 2nd National Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual Health Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, 22-24 January 1998.
Text: “The defining of Apollonian and Dionysian ideals in images of the male body,” Master of Arts exegesis, Melbourne 1996 published online on Art Blart, September 2012
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