On Edge

2010–2012

Exhibited

Edmund Pearce
5–22 September 2012

Monash University MFA Exhibition
16–18 July 2013

On Edge is a series of photographic landscapes, exploring the transition and tension taking place on the peripheral zones of Melbourne’s fringe, between the old pastoral and the new expanding urban landscape.

The photographic works investigate the clash between historical, social and political forces in the pursuit of the Australian dream of suburban home ownership. Rather than producing works that reflect a sublime panorama or vast spectacle of nature, I capture the detail on the ground and the rupturing effect of objects. Carparks, plastic markers, spray paint and synthetic grass—the signs of the future that is about to happen collide with the remnant landscapes of the past.

see catalogue.

Untitled (Epping), 100 x 100 cm, pigment print on cotton ragUntitled (Wollert), 100 x 100 cm, pigment print on cotton ragUntitled (Wollert Excavators), 100 x 100 cm, pigment print on cotton ragUntitled (Wyndham Vale), 100 x 100 cm, pigment print on cotton ragUntitled (Lollipop Creek), 100 x 100 cm, pigment print on cotton ragUntitled (Point Cook), 100 x 100 cm, pigment print on cotton ragUntitled (Wollert triangles),100 x 100 cm, pigment print on cotton ragUntitled (Epping Excavator), 100 x 100 cm, pigment print on cotton ragUntitled (Cranbourne), 100 x 100 cm, pigment print on cotton ragUntitled (Lalor), 100 x 100 cm, pigment print on cotton ragMonash University exhibitionMonash University exhibition Monash University exhibition