Unknown Futures

This gallery refers to the possible futures of the Mallee in the Anthropocene era. Climate science informs us that climate heating will result in less rainfall, drier conditions, longer and more intense droughts, and reduced river flows.

Absent History

The Absent History theme of the Photographing the Mallee project emerged during  the collaborative Mallee Routes (2017-2019) section of the project.  Towards the end of  this  collaborative phase, when I was starting the solo  Eye on the Mallee section of  the project  I  linked  the contemporary black and white photos  to the black and white photos that I had made in the 1980s to explore the Mallee’s absent history.  These are the… Read More

Visual History

This archival gallery provides the historical context, and reference point,   for the contemporary images  in the other  Mallee Routes’ galleries. Most of these archival photos of the history of the Mallee were found in the National Library of Australia‚Äôs Trove collection or the Victorian State Library. One  valuable resource in this archive is the Bill Boyd Photographic Collection in the Museum Victoria Collections.  Most of the vernacular photographs in the Boyd collection were taken between… Read More

Space/place

The  images   in this  portfolio  explore the space /place dialectic  of the South Australian and the Victorian Wimmera Mallee. They  were made  during the collaborative Mallee Routes  of the project  (2017-2019),  then  the  second solo phrase of the project Eye on the Mallee.  The  film cameras that were  used were  primarily  medium and large format (5×7 and 5×4).