Significant Roadside Environment Area #2

Christopher Orchard (Photographer)

    Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Original - Visual art works


    The physical properties of the land remain as one of the primary drivers shaping a contemporary Australian national and cultural identity. The changing relationship to the country and its multifarious environments and cultures as a process of colonisation has seen Australia described as a landscape of encounter. These early and enduring experiences with varying topography,shifting geological, climatic and ecological features combined with historical factors. In Significant Roadside Environment Area #2 the body of work explores a country’s character as a protean-self; applying Robert Lifton’s psychological assessment of complex personal change to a philosophical space of new materialist understanding. The series of works uses small ecological changes, wind movements, animal (particularly invasive animals) tracks and the natural features of the land to generate slow compositions. These slow compositions are the founding stone for exploring the ways elements intra-actin order to generate new understanding of aesthetic and ecological interconnectedness.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationMargaret Carnegie Gallery
    PublisherWagga Wagga Art Gallery
    Media of outputArtwork
    Size1 photograph, regional gallery
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventLand Dialogues: Contemporary Australian Photography Exhibition -
    Duration: 19 Mar 201605 Jun 2016


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