Whose Land Is It? brings together three Australian artists approaching the idea of the landscape and the elements of it which may have previously escaped our attention.
The exhibition is free and held Open Eye Gallery, until 19 September, 11am-4pm (Wednesday-Sunday).
The drying riverbeds directly linked to climate change and land misuse and mismanagement by James Tylor, the materials and tokens gathered during Atong Atem’s walks through her local area and the feminist reading of the landscape as interpreted by Amanda Williams all help in establishing more engaged ways of reading the land, and understanding the impact the landscape has on us.
It is through these images that a sense of ownership or belonging can begin to form. Whose land is being photographed, how can we picture ourselves there, and who is the landscape for?