Fluvial landscape, 2016, is a handprinted photograph currently being exhibited in the exhibition Ebb and flow, 2017 Banyule Award for Works on Paper. I have spent significant periods of time in Central Australia in the MacDonnell Ranges – as a young child on geological expeditions with my father and family – and more recently on walking and camping trips. I’ve always been interested in the role water has played in the creation of the escarpment at Ellery Creek and have had many discussions with my father Allan about the geology in this place.
The Formation was originally deposited in beds of sandstone, with sand transported by water currents in a predominantly fluvial environment. The sandstone beds were deeply buried, silicified to quartzite and later uplifted and eroded by mountain building processes approximately 750 million years ago. Over thousands of years intermittent floods carved a canyon through the Heavitree Quartzite, the base of which is now a waterhole.
2017 Banyule Award for Works on Paper
5th October – 2nd December 2017
Hatch Contemporary Arts Space
14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe