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The Resource Sideshow alley : infamy, the macabre & the portrait, Joanna Gilmour

Sideshow alley : infamy, the macabre & the portrait, Joanna Gilmour

Label
Sideshow alley : infamy, the macabre & the portrait
Title
Sideshow alley
Title remainder
infamy, the macabre & the portrait
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Gilmour
Title variation
Sideshow alley
Title variation remainder
infamy, the macabre and the portrait
Creator
Contributor
Author
Host institution
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bushrangers, oddities, true crime and scandal come together in this modern day cabinet of curiosities. Sideshow Alley: infamy, the macabre and the portrait explores the exploitation of convicts, criminals and the disreputable for public entertainment in Australia during the nineteenth century. Sideshow Alley maps the various ways in which artists, photographers and entrepreneurs used portraits of Australian convicts and criminals: the canny publishers trading in salacious prints and penny dreadfuls; the studios doing a brisk trade in portraits of heroes and villains; and the waxworks proprietors who, with their ?Chambers of Horrors?, turned violence, scandal and misfortune unto a lucrative art form. ?The range of works in the exhibition ranges from the satirical images of Botany-Bay bound convicts from the eighteenth century to examples of death masks, such as Ned Kelly?s, displayed to ghoulish and sensational effect in waxworks until the early twentieth century. The exhibition draws extensively from the Portrait Gallery?s own collections, augmented by rarely seen objects from major public collections in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, as well as from those of the Old Melbourne Gaol, the University of Melbourne, the Victoria Police Museum, and the Justice & Police Museum, Sydney. -- Exhibition website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
APG
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Gilmour, Joanna
Dewey number
364.994
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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National Portrait Gallery (Australia)
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  • People with disabilities
  • Death in art
  • Criminals
  • Freak shows
  • Criminals
  • Bushrangers
  • Portraits, Australian
  • Portraits, Australian
  • Crime
  • Bushrangers
  • Murderers
  • Murder
  • Bushrangers
  • Crime in popular culture
  • Portrait photography
  • Portrait drawing, Australian
  • Criminals
  • Bushrangers
  • Portrait drawing
  • Portrait photography
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Sideshow alley : infamy, the macabre & the portrait, Joanna Gilmour
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Exhibition held: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Saturday 5 December 2015 until Sunday 28 February 2016
  • Includes bibliographical notes (pages 176-187)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-187)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056977507
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 187 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780975103067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)921036188
Label
Sideshow alley : infamy, the macabre & the portrait, Joanna Gilmour
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Exhibition held: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Saturday 5 December 2015 until Sunday 28 February 2016
  • Includes bibliographical notes (pages 176-187)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-187)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056977507
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 187 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780975103067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)921036188

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