Since finishing up my residency last year I've thought about the experience often and considered what to do (or not do) with wealth of images I produced...
Finally I decided that I'd like to present some of them to the public, in a small exhibition at a gallery not far from pinmatik/Rocky Cape.
The exhibition will open with an event on the 28th of JUNE 2019 at 6.00pm- everyone is welcome.
Cold Circles Waiting
Fire circles and hearths are an integral part of living on the land now and for all time.
Feedback and choice
I welcome feedback on my work, it is part of putting imagery out into the world as a photographer AND as an artist. I think critically evaluating my work is an essential part of creative growth and being open to the voices that nudge you can be a an awakening. I also own the right to make independent choices about the work I present to the world, choices that may not meet other peoples ideals but are deliberate and represent my perspective. I would like people to look past the technical choices and consider the piece or pieces with an open mind.
The end of this Artist in Residence period is drawing near, its time for me to start to evaluate the experience, what I've learnt about myself, whether the things that I hoped would happen have and to bring together a selection of images that represent my experience of Place.
: the act or fact of dwelling in a place for some time
Nelson Tiger Couta Sarah Anne Rebecca Elsewhere Templars Kaywood Barney Temma Stinking Gaffney Richardson Darty Eel. Reading maps, labelling topography, claiming territory.
Walking though this land I find spaces opening up and a notion of time revealed, deep time and human time, displayed and overlayed across the surfaces.
So somehow the words I wrote for yesterdays post disappeared, I can't remember everything I said but the main theme was exploring a new landscape and finding that the scale of the topography was much different. The tracks that have been made through the land here in recent times, have been worn by vehicles not human feet. The over all dimensions of this reserve are much greater, even just in the norther area that I'm attempting to explore. While there are still rugged unrelenting geologic formations (of similar age and style), the is more sand and the surfaces are more subdued- not as high or as steep.
Today was more exploring and a chance to learn about the cultural heritage of the area from the people who care for it; Pakana Rangers Jarrod and Vic.
Kelly Slater is an emerging artist, building an arts practice in photography in Northwest Tasmania.