Dombrovskis: journeys into the wild

Two exhibitions that focus on our environment CLIMARTE Festival: ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019

Peter Dombrovskis (1945–96) was one of the world's foremost wilderness photographers. His powerful, reflective and deeply personal images of the unique Tasmanian wilderness had a lasting impact. His images changed the way Australians think about their environment by making remote nature accessible through images.

Art Exhibition currently on at Monash Gallery of Art in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 09 March 2019 to Sunday 12 May 2019

Dombrovskis: journeys into the wild image

Published by Monash Gallery of Art on Friday 15 March 2019.
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‘When you go out there, you don’t get away from it all. You get back to it all. You come home to what’s important. You come home to yourself.’ – Peter Dombrovskis

Through their use in environmental campaigns such as the ‘No Dams’ movement of 1982, some of Dombrovskis’s images have become shorthand for environmental concerns in Australia. Seldom in the history of photography has there been as clear an example of visual culture bearing such political sway.

Presenting a vast sweep of the artist’s images, Dombrovskis: journeys into the wild was initially developed by the National Library of Australia from their comprehensive collection of Dombrovskis’s work.

MGA presents this exhibition as part of the CLIMARTE Festival: ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019