Working Within

James Farley (Artist)

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


A large-scale photographic exhibition of new work presented the Western Plains Cultural Centre, 10 Feb - 15 April.

Working Within presents an approach to landscape photography that is grounded in ecological thinking. Created between a working flower farm and a flood-prone community commons, this project uses a technique of camera-less photography called lumen printing to explore an ecological aesthetic. Lumen prints are made without a camera, creating an image of themselves through a tactile exchange of materials. Working Within is a departure from enduring European aesthetic traditions of beauty and the sublime, and seeks to challenge historical hierarchies that contribute to the classification and exploitation of the earth. The artist facilitates a slow, collaborative and chaotic creation of a unique photographic object, exploring an ecological worldview grounded in openness, reciprocity and respect.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDubbo, NSW
PublisherWestern Plains Cultural Centre
Media of outputArtwork
SizeExhibition Open 64 Days, Total Attendance: 16,015 people.
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2018
EventArtist Talk: James T. Farley on Ecological Thinking Though Photography - Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, Australia
Duration: 10 Feb 2018 → …


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