SPEED OF LIGHT - Neil Duncan

'Speed of Light' Photography Exhibition by Neil Duncan


Exhibition Runs Nov 24, 2010 - Jan 31, 2011

Neil Duncan has explored the abstract world of light created by elongated exposures and camera movement to create still images that explode with movement and time. Seemingly inexplicable combinations of structure, form, light and time, meld into both subtle yet exuberant compositions.

All images © Neil Duncan

1. Large Sizes:
Edition 1 - $3,600
Edition 2 - $3,900
Edition 3 - $4,200
Edition 4 - $4,800
Edition 5 - TBD
Edition 6 - TBD

Neil Duncan large limited edition prints are only available via Eleven40 Gallery, the artist or other galleries as approved by the artist and Eleven40 Gallery.
Once the six editions of large prints ahve been sold, no further prints will ever be released in the large size.

2. Triptych
Triptych Price (Museam Canvas) - $6,500
Other Mediums - POA

Some individual images are also available as a large Triptych. Two only Triptych's per elected image will be released.

3. Small Sizes
Print Only - $750
Print & Artists Framing - $1250
Other Mediums - POA

Images in this exhibitions are also available as small prints up to a maximum size of 70x50cm. These are not editioned.

Corroboree - Pigment Print on cotton rag

Fire Bridge - Pigment Print on cotton rag

Larapinta Spring - Pigment Print on cotton rag

Blue Flame - Pigment Print on cotton rag

Cascade - Pigment Print on cotton rag

Previous Exhibitions

Blender Gallery - Sydney 2010
The Watchouse Gallery - Sydney 2009


Neil Duncan is a veteran of the world of press photography. His career began in Sydney with The Daily Mirror in 1967, before joining its stablemate The Australian, the influential national broadsheet, for much of the 1970s.

After travelling throughout South America in 1977-78, he landed in Fleet Street and worked for several years on The Times and other leading publications. Neil was one of only 15 photographers invited inside Saint Paul’s Cathedral to cover the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana. His versatility took him to other prestige locations in London, such as centre court at Wimbledon and Lord’s, the spiritual home of cricket, as newspaper editors harnessed his talent for sports photography.

While stationed in London, he travelled to Morocco, Mexico or the Caribbean every year to expand his photographic horizons. After sailing to the Galapagos Islands he was offered a job in Ecuador with an advertising agency, which turned into six of the most interesting months of his life. As Australia prepared to take on the United States for the America’s Cup, the holy grail of international yachting, Neil charted the course of the “winged keel” challenge from Time Magazine in South America  and photographed the famous Aussie victory in Newport Rhode Island in 1983.A year in the USA followed before his return to Sydney, where he worked for magazines before becoming an in-demand photographer in the corporate world.

For two decades he created striking images for some of Australia’s biggest companies, blue chip industrialists from mining to manufacturing.The new millennium opened up fresh photographic directions, made possible by the digital revolution. While still shooting for corporate clients, Neil began pushing the boundaries of artistic creativity. Inspired by visiting the world’s great galleries and collections, he pioneered a new field of photography and began producing original works of photo art acclaimed by collectors and students of the digital genre alike.These artworks are dazzling in their brilliance and instantly recognisable by their kaleidoscopic style. Every digital image is a signature Duncan, captured with a special photographic technique that creates every picture “in camera”, using Photoshop only for resizing.

Neil remains one of Australia’s consummate professional photographers. His pictures have appeared in several books, are held in government collections in Canberra, and grace the walls of photography aficionados around Australia.

Josef Lebovic Gallery in Kensington holds and represents his historical black and white work, while Neil Duncan’s modern works have been exhibited at The Blender Gallery and The Watchouse Gallerys in Sydney.

Neil's work is now available exclusively in Melbourne from ELEVEN 40 Gallery.

Past Exhibitions

  • 2016 Showcase
  • Liam Lynch - EXHIBITION
  • AL'S SCRAP - Leon Bird
  • POST APOCALYPSE - Ric Wallis
  • A PRIVATE COLLECTION - Graham Shearer
  • A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF GRANGE - Milton Wordley
  • GRAIN OF INDIA - Dallas Graham
  • 2014 Canon AIPP APPA Exhibition
  • BIFB Collection 2014
  • SPEED OF LIGHT - Neil Duncan
  • OVER LAKE EYRE - Ric Wallis
  • LIQUIDITY - Eugene Tan
  • BIFB 2013
  • FRAGMENTS+ - Roger Arnall
  • BIFB Collection 2013
  • ANIMUS - Liam Lynch
  • TRANSLUCENCE - Jacqui Dean
  • NIKON - WALKLEY 2013