Alternate histories
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This text was written for a talk at the opening of the Mallee Routes exhibition at the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery in 2018. A different opening talk was given by Mark Thomson from the Institute of Backyard Studies. Alternate … Read More

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website + project renovation
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It has taken a while and a bit of work but the website for the Mallee Routes project has finally been upgraded. It is a more modern design, and it’s appearance is more visually appealing than the old theme. The … Read More

Visual History
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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 … Read More

Space/Place
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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. … Read More

Unknown Futures
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This gallery refers to the possible futures of the Mallee country 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 for this … Read More

Absent History
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The Absent History theme of the Photographing the Mallee project refers to history that has been forgotten displaced. This approach to photographing the Mallee emerged during  the collaborative Mallee Routes (2017-2019) section of the project.  Towards the end of  this … Read More

Home
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The current stage of the Photographing  the Mallee project, which emerged out of the initial collaborative project, started in  2020 as a solo photographic project by Gary Sauer-Thompson. It takes the form of a photographic eye on the Mallee country. … Read More

At Clare
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The Lavender Trail camp at Clare in mid-September was the final one for the walk for Suzanne and her walking friends. Whilst they walked the final stages of the Trail I explored the mid-North and the Tothill Range areas that … Read More

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At Kapunda
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In this post I mentioned that I would be staying at Kapunda during mid-August spring camp with with Suzanne’s Lavender Trail walking friends. I planned to go off daily into the Murray Mallee to make photographs for the Eye on … Read More

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Covid-19 + the Mallee
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The emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic in Australia killed off my plans to start the solo stage of photographing the old Mallee Routes project– now Eye on the Mallee. The original plan was to spend a bit of time photographing … Read More

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