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October (1953)

May 4, 2011 - June 8, 2011

Opening Saturday 7th May from 3pm – 6pm

October (1953) is an exhibition of new work from photographers Paul Ogier and Catherine Rogers. The images are an investigation of a landscape used during the atomic weapons testing in Australia, in particular, the 1953 series of tests at the Emu Field atomic test site in South Australia. Rather than just document this desert environment, this new work speaks to the experience of being in it, the effect this has on the photographer and the work made.

Paul Ogier is a Melbourne based artist who is currently researching a new series of Australian atomic landscape photographs. This new series, 10 Miles, is an ongoing series of landscape photographs exploring the visual history of atomic bomb testing in Australia and questions what this previous framing of the Australian landscape can contribute to subsequent interpretations of landscape photography in this country. Paul is currently showing images from this series at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Photography and place: Australian landscape photography 1970s until now. He is represented in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Parliament House, the Gold Coast City Gallery, Transfield and Artbank.

Catherine Rogers is a photographer and artist who works primarily in and across the Australian landscape – including the coast and oceans surrounding Australia, to the cities, urban and rural areas, the ancient forests in Tasmania, to the desert and remote outback places. She works in both colour and black and white, with film mostly, and makes her own fine prints – enjoying the pleasures of the work processes involved with crafting an image on paper from the beginning to its end. Catherine Rogers work is represented in private and corporate collections nationally and internationally, and in public collections including Parliament House, National Library of Australia, Museum of Sydney, Universities of Western Sydney and Wollongong, Art Gallery of NSW, Artbank.


Part of HeadOn photo festival www.headon.com.au


May 4, 2011
June 8, 2011


13 Gurner Street
Paddington, NSW 2021 Australia
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