Gary’s b+w gallery

I started making the odd black and white photo  during   the collaborative phase of the Mallee Routes project–2017-2019. Towards the end of  the  project’s collaborative phase, when I started my solo photo camps, I  made more black and white photos as I became conscious that some images worked better in black and white.   I also wanted to link  the contemporary photos back to the black and white photos that I… Read More

Gary’s digital gallery

The various images in this  digital gallery or  portfolio are mostly  photographs of  the South Australian and Victorian Mallee. They have been taken with a digital  camera on various road trips or on the different photo camps. Though  I primarily use a digital camera in  the Mallee Routes  project to scope the  images for my subsequent  film photos, sometimes  these digital  sketches are able to stand on their own. Often  the sketches… Read More

History Gallery

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’s 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

Eric’s Gallery

It is the desire to escape the familiar that sends me out on the road seeking fresh places to explore and capture in photographs. Over the years I have been drawn repeatedly to the Mallee country because of its unique sense of place. I’m attracted by the big skies and open country, both the cleared land and the vast, remaining expanses of natural Mallee scrub. The small towns, many of which are… Read More

Gilbert’s Gallery

Travelling along the Mallee Routes I see ‘The Mallee’ as it is now, and the traces of the way it was. The past is entwined with the present. Different cultures leave behind different traces. Modern human endeavour has a dramatic effect on the environment leaving behind altered landscapes criss-crossed with new and old structures. And there is destruction and the detritus of neglect. No areas within the Mallee have not been untouched;… Read More

Gary’s Film Gallery

The  images   in this  portfolio  are of the South Australian and the Victorian Wimmera Mallee. They  were initially   made  during the three years of the collaborative phase of the project  (2017-2019),  then  the  second solo phrase of the project  The  film cameras that were  used were  primarily  medium and large format (5×7 and 5×4).