Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist (https://marcusbunyan.com), researcher, curator and writer. He curates Art Blart art and cultural memory archive, which posts mainly photography based exhibitions from around the world. The website has over 1,500 posts in its archive, a readership of 3,000 people a day and over 5,000 likes on Facebook. The site is being archived by Pandora from the National Library of Australia. All Australian and international artists and exhibitions can be be found in the archive section of the website:

A selection of his writing can be found on the Marcus Bunyan writings page or on the Writing page of his personal website. If you need to contact Marcus please email him at bunyanth@netspace.net.au.

Marcus’ art practice investigates the boundaries between identity, space and environment. He trained as a classical black and white photographer but since 2004 has used all forms of images to make his work, from found to analogue and digital. He is fascinated by the paradoxes of contemporary life: the fracturing of the image plane, the ethics and morals of humans, the choices human beings make in environments. Some of his work has come to focus on fighter aircraft and the people (usually men) who fly them: to be as one with the latest technology, the speed, the thrill of flying; the reason to fly such war machines, to fight for freedom and democracy, to bomb and kill; and the moral and ethical choices that human beings make, to undertake one action over another. He uses found images of fighter planes which are then digitally manipulated. Recent times have seen a return to classical work which continues early explorations of spaces and places, using digital and film cameras to record glances, meditations and movement through different environments.

His doctoral thesis at RMIT University, Melbourne, Pressing the Flesh: Sex, Body Image and the Gay Male (part of which can be found at the web page) investigated the link between self-esteem and body image and traced the development of male body image within photographic practice and gym culture.

In 2013 he finished a Master of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne. In 2019 he undertook a two month photographic research tour of Europe studying some of the great masters of European and American photography such as Brassaï, Berenice Abbott, André Kertesz, Robert Frank, Ara Güler, Robert Capa, Henri Lartigue, Josef Sudek, and August Sander.

Visit his website at www.marcusbunyan.com

Photographs are available for purchase from any of my series. As a guide, a digital colour 16″ x 20″ costs $1000 plus tracked and insured shipping. For more information please see my store web page.




Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958) 'Women in orange' London 2017/2022


Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
Women in orange
From the series The sun does not move 2017-2022
Digital colour photograph


Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958) 'A Day in the Tiergarten' 2019-2020


Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
From the series A Day in the Tiergarten 2019-2020
Digital colour photograph


Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958) ‘Untitled’ from the series ‘The Night Journey’ 2019


Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
From the series The Night Journey 2019
Digital colour photograph on cotton rag


Marcus Bunyan (English-Australian, b. 1958) 'Untitled' 2019 From the series 'Oblique'


Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
From the series Oblique 2019
Digital colour photograph


Marcus Bunyan. 'Too Much of the Air' 2015


Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
From the series Too Much of the Air 2015
Digital colour photograph


Marcus Bunyan. 'Untitled' 2013 From the series 'upside, down' 2013


Marcus Bunyan (Australian, b. 1958)
From the series upside, down 2013
Digital photograph



Visit his website at www.marcusbunyan.com

7 Responses to “Dr Marcus Bunyan curates Art Blart: art and cultural memory archive”

  1. 1 Rodney
    December 17, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    The photo by George Hunter titled “Dofasco and Stelco steel mills, Hamilton, Ontario” is actually a photo of US Steel Fairless Works located outside Philadelphia, PA. The mill was built in the early 50’s. Production began in December 1952 and the hot end of the mill was shut down in August 1990. A great photo nevertheless !!

  2. September 28, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Bonjour Marcus,
    un petit mot ( en français, désolé je ne parle pas anglais!…) pour vous dire que j’apprécie votre site et grâce à votre newsletter je découvre des photographes jusque là inconnus de moi. Je suis moi même “fabricant d’images photographiques” et je trouve le réalisme photographique contemporain souvent répétitif et particulièrement misérabiliste… Votre site me permet de me ressourcer vers des figures incontournables de cette pratique artistique. Très amicalement, Vincent.

    • 3 Dr Marcus Bunyan
      September 28, 2012 at 9:44 am

      Bonjour Vincent
      Je suis si heureuse que vous aimez le blog. Il faut beaucoup de travail pour le faire fonctionner tous les jours et un commentaire merveilleux comme la vôtre en vaut la peine. Tant que j’ai quelque chose d’intéressant à dire et des gens comme les photographies et d’écriture alors qu’il en vaut la peine. Le blog a maintenant un lectorat d’environ 4.000 personnes par jour qui est étonnant quand il a commencé avec seulement 11 personnes de le lire!
      Tous les meilleurs

  3. June 13, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I agree with your comments about “Trace” and nice to read that Duane Michals quote . His thoughts about photography are always pithy and his work is consistently interesting and sadly at the moment, under-appreciated. I saw him years ago at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington and he shook us all up by declaring what you imagine is more important than what you see and then adding, if you an imagine it you can photograph it. Commonplace thoughts today but radical when Michals first proclaimed them.

  4. May 25, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks for the amazing pre=Raphaelite images at the Musee d’Orsay. Saves me a trip to Paris which I can’t afford.Still not sure that daguerreotype by Crawley isn’t a digital recreation. Or maybe just an inspired prophecy by Jphn Ruskin.I’ve never seen another daguerreotype like it. Interesting to know what “under the direction” means; is it usual for 19th century art critics to “direct” artists? Some very choice JMC’s too.

    • 6 Dr Marcus Bunyan
      May 25, 2011 at 1:08 pm

      Hi Mark I had to translate it from the French “sous la direction de” but I think I have it right. Probably means that Rossetti directed the photographer in the placements of the camera, the positioning of the person etc … the daguerreotype is very interesting – I have never seen anything like it myself either! Marcus

    • 7 Dr Marcus Bunyan
      June 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      thankx for your erudite comments Mark = much appreciated 🙂
      Looking at your blog reminded me that I saw my first three Tina Modotti at American Dreams exhibition in Bendigo recently and what a knockout they were – so intense a vision.
      Also the article on Miroslav Tichý was enlightening – I have always liked his work! I used to print on Azo paper many years ago bring back good memories.
      Finally the image Edward Weston, Nude, 1939 reminded me of my own image ‘The Floater’ from 1996

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Dr Marcus Bunyan

Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His art work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes Art Blart, an art and cultural memory archive, which posts mainly photography exhibitions from around the world. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne, a Master of Arts (Fine Art Photography) from RMIT University, and a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne.

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