Great Walks Art and the Environment Photographer
This publication was the result of a major commission from the Environmental Protection Agency Queensland National Parks and Wildlife to create art research in response to the seven new Heritage National Parks 'Great Walks' that opened across Queensland in 2006. A large body of new visual art research explored the physical intersection between culture and the natural environment. The title of the exhibition , 'Habitas-Habitat', reflected this interpretation. Ten photographic artworks remain part of the 'Powerlink' collection, part of the EPA website and as whole page documents in the published book 'Habitas-Habitat'. Selected art works from this research will travel in an exhibition to regional galleries across Queensland in 2008. This innovative approach to landscape representation also lead to an exhibition at the Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney and to a major commission from the Department of Education and Training to produce a new landscape work in a permanent public access site at the new Southbank Institute of Technology building, part of the new cultural precinct of Brisbane. This $50,000 commission will see the first fine print photograph in Australia printed in the one continuous strip of 9.5 meters by 1.2 meters. This is an innovation technically and conceptually in terms of landscape photography as it will integrate 9 separate photographs that merge from day to night in a continuous interactive drawing across the landscape.
Habitus-Habitat Art and Environment