19 August to 4 October
FAC Curved Wall gallery
A selection of photographic portraits and landscapes exploring the deep connection between Indigenous people and the land.
Statement from Mick:
I am a Photographic Artist living in Hastings, UK born I emigrated in 1980, naturalised in 1992. I have been working with photography as an art form since completing a four year diploma in Fine Art photography in 1986 at Photography Studies College, Melbourne. I have been in numerous exhibitions and have work in many private collections including St Kilda council and the MGA.
My current exhibition at The Frankston Art centre is the culmination of work carried out over the last few years. Exploring the relationship between the Indigenous First people of this country and their deep and personal connection to land.
As an immigrant I know what it is like to leave ones country, all be it by choice
But I have trouble comprehending how it would feel to have ones country taken away with little acknowledgement of such.
I spend and have spent a lot of time in the countryside mountaineering bushwalking sailing etc and have a great love of the natural world, with many emotionally inspiring experiences, and so I find myself fascinated with the difference of my relationship to country compared to the first peoples strong, enduring, and spiritual connection to their land
It is not my culture but it is our history.
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm. Entry Free
All framed photographic prints $250