November 7, 2012
The body of work, currently on show at Yallingup Galleries in Western Australia of this project is based on the collaboration between the five members of the ND5 group, four photographers Peter Eastway, Christian Fletcher, Tony Hewitt and Les Walkling, and videographer Michael Fletcher.
Tony Hewitt, Pink Lake, Stirling Ranges, 2012
Landscape art in Australia has traditionally been the last preserve of the Australian myth about nature, culture and beauty--ie., the timeless beauty of nature that transcends history.
The Australian landscape tradition has largely been overshadowed by the American one and landscape painting Australia. The South West Light's representation of space in the south west of Western Australia is about place and the photographer's responses to particular places. Most of this work is based on a perspectivalism in which in which the human being is centered as a spectator of a scene organized around a single point of view.