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1 Carol Jerrems Australian 1949-1980
[Ian Wallace, #1], c1970. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, 19.2 x 14.4cm. Uneven margins, slight crinkles and paper loss to edges of image.
Provenance: Ian Wallace. This image was taken on a film set where both Wallace and Jerrems were working while they were students at Prahran Technical College in Victoria. Fellow student and friend, Peter Leiss believes this image was most likely produced using the developer Rodinal, which was in common use at the College. This developer, one of the oldest formulas made by Agfa, was in use from 1891 until 2014. This image, which looks solarised, was created by "fogging" resulting from exposure to light during development. Ref: Peter Leiss.
$7,700

2 Carol Jerrems Australian 1949-1980
[Ian Wallace, #2], c1970. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, 15.2 x 12.4cm. Uneven margins, slight foxing and old tape marks verso.
Provenance: Ian Wallace. This image was taken on a film set where both Wallace and Jerrems were working while they were students at Prahran Technical College in Victoria.
$7,700

3 Carol Jerrems Australian 1949-1980
[Ian Wallace, #3], c1970. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, 15.5 x 13.5cm. Uneven margins, slight discolouration to image upper right, some minor paper loss to edges of image.
Provenance: Ian Wallace. This image was taken on a film set where both Wallace and Jerrems were working while they were students at Prahran Technical College in Victoria.
$7,700

4 Carol Jerrems Australian 1949-1980
Ambrose Campbell, 1973. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled, editioned 2/9, signed and dated in pencil in lower margin, 20.3 x 15.3cm. Minor fox ing and soiling to margins.
Provenance: Henry Talbot; Sandra Byron Gallery; Josef Lebovic Gallery; private collection. Jerrems' reflection is in the background, taking a photograph of the Nigerian musician and her lover, Ambrose Campbell. Illustrated in King, Up Close: Carol Jerrems, 2010, p56. Held in NGA. Very rare image.
$39,500

5 Carol Jerrems Australian 1949-1980
Anne Summers [At Window], 1974. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, dated "27-1-1974" and numbered "93" in ink by Jerrems in photographer's stamp verso, annotated "Photographer now 'd' [dead]. Taken at time of Elsie [Women's Refuge]" in an unknown hand on accompanying post-it note, 16.3 x 24.4cm. Slight creases overall, minor crazing to lower left edge, paper loss and old glue stains verso.
Stamp reads "Jerrems, Photographic Artist, 71 Harp Road, E. Kew, Vic., 3102. 85-1630." Provenance: Anne Summers. Elsie Women's Refuge, Australia's first women's shelter, opened in Glebe, Sydney in
1974. Summers was instrumental in the establishment of the shelter, and by June 1975, eight women's refuges had been set up around the country. A portrait of Summers appears in Jerrems' A Book About Australian Women, published by Outback Press in 1974. Ref: '40 Years of Elsie', SMH, 12.4.2014.
$15,500

6 Carol Jerrems Australian 1949-1980
Anne Summers [Seated], 1974. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, dated "27-1-1974" in ink with photographer's stamp verso, 16.3 x 24.4cm. Minor stains and silvering to image right and left.
Stamp reads "Jerrems, Photographic Artist, 71 Harp Road, E. Kew, Vic., 3102. 85-1630." Provenance: Anne Summers. Held in NPG (Canberra) with the comment "This photograph by Carol Jerrems is one of several she took of Summers in January 1974, at which time Summers was working intensely on her first book [Damned Whores and God's Police: the colonization of women in Australia, Penguin Books, 1975.] Summers has said the portraits capture her anxiety and despondency as well as 'the steeliness which would ultimately see me through this period and be able to finish the book'."
$14,500

7 Carol Jerrems Australian 1949-1980
Anne Summers [Seated Near Book case], 1974. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, dated "27-1-1974" in ink with photographer's stamp verso, 16.4 x 24.4cm.
Stamp reads "Jerrems, Photographic Artist, 71 Harp Road, E. Kew, Vic., 3102. 85-1630." Provenance: Anne Summers. Held in NPG (Canberra).
$14,500

8 Carol Jerrems Australian 1949-1980
Bill And Ian, 1975. Vintage silver gelatin photo graph, titled, editioned 1/9, signed and dated in ink with photographer's stamp verso, 19 x 24cm. Minor stains to image upper right, slight creases overall.
Stamp reads "Carol Jerrems Photographic Artist, 13 Athelstane Grove, Ivanhoe [Vic], 49-1780." Provenance: Teddi Purcell. Shows William Heimerman and Ian Lobb, co-directors of The Photographers Gallery in Melbourne during the mid to late 1970s. This image was hung alongside Vale Street in Heroes and Anti-Heroes, an exhibition shared with Rennie Ellis at The Photographers Gallery in 1976. Ref: NPG (Canberra).
$19,500

9 Carol Jerrems Australian 1949-1980
Group of three images:
(1) Vale Street, 1975. Vintage silver gel a tin photograph, titled, editioned 2/9, signed and dated in pencil in lower margin, 15.1 x 20.3cm. Minor crinkles. Framed.
Provenance: Rennie Ellis, Bonhams (London), Barry Taft collection, private collection. Held in NGA with the comment "...Vale Street was taken at the end of the day in St Kilda, Melbourne, where Jerrems was living, after a photographic session lasting many hours. On first glance, it has the appearance of being a straightforward documentary shot. And yet we know that it was carefully composed and orchestrated by Jerrems, who knew the subjects well: Catriona Brown, an aspiring actress friend, and Mark Lean and Jon Bourke, two of her students at Heidelberg Technical School...The subjects appear bold and yet vulnerable-the boys especially guarded and watchful, Brown more confident and open." Only a few copies of this image are still in private hands.

(2) Lynn [Gailey], 1976. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled, editioned 3/9, signed and dated in pencil in lower margin, 30.3 x 20.1cm. Framed.
Provenance: Peter Leiss; Josef Lebovic Gallery; private collection. Held in NGA. While Leiss attended the Prahran School of Art & Design in Victoria from 1970 to 1971 he met Carol Jerrems at a filmmaking course run by Paul Cox. They became friends and took a number of trips together to Daylesford and Sydney to continue with their photography and film-making. On one of the trips, Carol worked on her book on Australian women. Leiss kept in touch with Jerrems over the years while he travelled abroad and it was not until 1976 that they met up again. It was at this time they swapped photographs: Leiss chose this portrait of Lynn Gailey by Jerrems (published in her book on Australian woman) in exchange for a self-portrait he took in 1969. Ref: Peter Leiss.

(3) Mirror With A Memory: Motel Room, 1977. Vintage C-type photograph, titled, editioned 1/9, signed and dated in pencil in lower margin. 23 x 17.7cm. Framed.
Image is a self-portrait of Carol Jerrems with her then-boyfriend Esben Storm. Provenance: purchased in 1978 direct from the photographer by Dr Jonn Mumford (a.k.a. Anandakapila, who appears in some of the Mangrove Mountain photographs in this catalogue, #33-36); Josef Lebovic Gallery; private collection. Held in NGA.
The group $POA


10 Carol Jerrems Australian 1949-1980
"Tame: Wild & Spirited," Coburg Tech. [Bill Heimerman], 1975. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled, signed and dated in ink in lower margin, 15.8 x 23.6cm. Minor crease to right margin.
Provenance: Bill Heimerman. Held in NGA.
$19,500

11 Carol Jerrems Australian 1949-1980
Ayer's Dog Rock [Bill Heimerman Behind A Camera In Geelong, Victoria], 1975. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled, editioned 2/9, signed and dated in pencil in lower margin, 15.3 x 22.8cm.
Provenance: Bill Heimerman
$14,500

12 Carol Jerrems Australian 1949-1980
Farewell [Carol Jerrems And Bill Heimerman], 1975. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled, editioned 1/9, annotated "Winford" and dated by Carol Jerrems in ink in lower margin, 15.7 x 23.6cm. Slight handling creases, minor stains to upper and lower margins.
Provenance: Bill Heimerman. A friend of Jerrems and fellow teacher, Ian Lobb has suggested that the title "Farewell" was given with respect to Bill Heimerman going overseas at the time. The annotation of "Winford" was most likely the name of a block of apartments, where the image was taken. Ian Lobb, who taught with Carol Jerrems and Bill Heimerman at Coburg Technical College, advised that Jerrems often used the name of the locations to title her images, for example, Vale Street. The image shows a "camera shake" or blurry image, most likely due to both Carol and Bill holding the camera at arm's length. It is quite likely that this is the only surviving print of this image.
$19,500

13 Carol Jerrems Australian 1949-1980
Our Office, 1975. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled, editioned 2/9, signed and dated in pencil in lower margin with photographer's stamp verso, 15.8 x 23.5cm. Paper loss and old tape marks verso.
Stamp reads "Carol Jerrems, Photographic Artist, 13 Athelstane Grove, Ivanhoe, [Victoria] 49-1780." Provenance: Ian Lobb. This image shows a portrait of Bill Heimerman and Ian Lobb, taken at Coburg Techncial College, Victoria, where Carol, Bill and Ian were teachers. Carol taught art; Bill and Ian taught humanities.
$19,500

14 Carol Jerrems Australian 1949-1980
Lynn Sewing, 1976. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled, annotated "proof print" signed and dated by Jerrems in pencil in lower margin and verso with "Rennie Ellis" in an unknown hand in ink verso, 20.2 x 30.4cm. Slight crazing to image upper right, centre, left portion and margins, minor silvering to image lower left, minor soiling to margins.
Title verso reads "Lynn Gailey sewing." Provenance: Rennie Ellis estate. Held in NGA.
$29,500


15 Carol Jerrems Australian 1949-1980
Film Stills From Esben Storm's "In Search Of Anna", c1977. Fourteen vintage C-type photographs, from 40.3 x 60.3cm to 60.5 x 47.3cm. Surface loss, developing flaws, slight foxing, scuffing or stains
to most, old glue stains verso.

Provenance: Esben Storm estate. Carol Jerrems was the stills photographer for the 1978 Australian film In Search of Anna, directed by Esben Storm (1950-2011), who was Jerrems' boyfriend at the time.

It is believed that this group of photographs, taken during the filming, are Carol Jerrems' largest surviving colour photographs: the 14 images are of actors Judy Morris, Richard Moir, Chris Haywood, and Bill Hunter.

he following is a synopsis from Australian Screen: "Tony (Richard Moir) hits the road from Melbourne, hitching north in search of an old girlfriend.

He has just done six years in Pentridge, during which his mother committed suicide. He has a dog named Billy, a sawn off shotgun in his bag and two big scars on his face, after a 'reunion' with Jerry Maquire (Chris Haywood), one of his old criminal mates.

At a country town café, Tony gets a ride with Sam (Judy Morris), a fashionable young woman driving a 1938 Buick. They head to Sydney together but he resists getting involved. He wants to find Anna, the woman he thinks he still loves. Sam is unhappily involved with a Sydney fashion photographer (Bill Hunter).

When Tony finds out Anna has moved to Queensland, Sam and Tony head north again in the Buick. When they eventually find where Anna lives, Tony realises he's in love with Sam."

The film was written and directed by Esben Storm who won a AACTA Award (1978 AFI Awards) for Best Original Screenplay; the film also got nominated for Best Film, Best Director, and Richard Moir for Best Actor.

It is interesting to note that artist Martin Sharp also appears in the film, in a small part playing "Eternity Man." This is the first time any of these photographs have been exhibited. A detailed list is available on request.

In Search of Anna can be purchased on DVD for $25 plus GST and shipping.
The collection $POA


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