SLIDE SHOW LAND
Dorothy and Jack


This slideshow is titled “Dorothy and Jack” and is edited from a collection of about 600 slides dating from the early 50’s until the late 70’s taken by an American photographer Dorothy Elizabeth Elsberry.

I purchased them on e-bay in 2001.

A love story emerges of a relationship that is not in the fresh flush of youth, yet reveals a deeper romantic ideal; of old age spent together with the one you love.

  • Self Portrait for Jack Aged 48 Years
    elvis richardson, australian artist, settlement 2016
  • Dorothy and Jacks grave marker in Sacramento, California
    elvis richardson, australian artist, settlement 2016
  • Install Nellie Castan
    elvis richardson, australian artist, settlement 2016
  • Install Nellie Castan
    elvis richardson, australian artist, settlement 2016
  • Slide Show Land Dorothy and Jack Book A3 Landscape hard bound stitched
    elvis richardson, australian artist, settlement 2016
  • Slide Show Land Dorothy and Jack Book A3 Landscape hard bound stitched
    elvis richardson, australian artist, settlement 2016
  • Install Gallerie Pompom
    elvis richardson, australian artist, settlement 2016
This work has been exhibited as 35mm slide show, A video with narration, and as a series of photographs. 2006
If you leave me can I come too? curated by Bec Dean, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

2007
Canberra Contemporary Art Space

2008
Rooms curated by Mary Pridmore, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart

2009
Photographer Unknown curated by Kyla McFarlane, Monash University Museum of Art

2012
Because I did it first, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide

2013
Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

2014
Gallerie Pompom, Sydney
Substation Art Award 2014

Images
Slide Show Land - Dorothy and Jack 2012 reconstructed cupboard, HD Video with sound, screen and pole. Installation @ Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne. 2014 Photos: Tim Gresham
Installation Gallerie Pompom, Sydney 2017 Installation True Estate Gallery, Melbourne 2018