Deep Water

Had a look at the Deep Water photography exhibition at the National Gallery over the weekend.  It’s a small collection of photographs drawn from the permanent collection of the NGV comprising photographs that ‘present a creative response to the experience of water in the landscape and at sea’. I liked the clear and simple division between salt water and fresh water in the way the exhibition was structured. I could use that to order some poems I think.

The exhibition features work from Charles Bayliss, Francis Bedford, William Bell, Carleton Watkins, Ansel Adams, Peter Henry Emerson, Max Dupain and others. My favourites included the hand-tinted postcard looking shots of Lorne River (above) by Nicholas Caire, Carleton Watkins’s Mirror Lake, Washington and Paul Caponigro’s Redding, Connecticut. 

Definitely worth a look if you’re in Melbourne; admission is free. It’s on until September 11.

Below: A Turreted Berg by Frank Hurley.


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