* Jill Crossley | Stanley Street Gallery

* Jill Crossley

From a farm in Western Australia to the studio of iconic photographer Max Dupain, the hallmarks of Jill Crossley’s long career are excellence and diversity.

She became acquainted with photography watching her father develop images of their stud sheep and later her dream of becoming a portrait photographer crystallised.

Crossley has worked as a freelance commercial photographer in portraiture, magazine and book illustration and photographing artworks, crafts and sculpture for artists, regional galleries and publishers. Crossley has also worked for magazines (including Art & Australia) and for the ABC Studios at Gore Hill, capturing production stills for plays, musicals, panel discussions and concerts.

She spent time on assignment in Papua New Guinea, New Britain and New Ireland and has worked with the Australian Archaeological Team in Pompeii, Italy.

In 1980, she began exhibiting in solo and group shows including at the Australian Centre for Photography (1980), David Reid Gallery in Paddington (1981) and the Studio Gallery in Brisbane (1982).

Crossley has worked with some exceptional photographers. From 1957-58, Crossley was assistant to the Max Dupain, where she was inspired by the high aesthetic standards she observed. Dupain was impressed with Crossley’s work. In his review of her David Reid exhibition he said: “It would be safe to say that this little exhibition of photographs is one of the most consequential of its kind we have witnessed for some time”.

In the early 1970s, she worked in the studios of Robert Walker, another outstanding Australian.

Crossley is described as “a tenacious, talented photographer” by writer and photographer Robert McFarlane and is featured – along with Olive Cotton – in Australian Women Photographers 1840 – 1960 by Barbara Hall and Jenni Mather (1981).

 

Previously Exhibited

Solo Exhibition

Click here Unreliable Witness 20th May - 6th June 2015 - Headon Photo Festival to view exhibition

Jill Crossley - Unreliable Witness 03 - $880

Jill Crossley - Unreliable Witness 03 - $880