Works from the MGA Collection

MGA’s new collection hang Wesley Stacey: immersed in landscape is a selection from MGA’s substantial holdings of his work. You can see this remarkable image made by Stacey while working with the Aboriginal tribal elder Guboo Ted Thomas and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies to document Indigenous heritage sites on the South Coast of NSW during 1977–80.

Art Exhibition previously on at MGA - Monash Gallery of Art in Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 07 February 2013 to Tuesday 31 December 2013

Koorie mates in the tea trees (detail) image

Published by Monash Gallery of Art on Tuesday 19 February 2013.
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Wesley Stacey is an important figure in the history of Australian landscape photography. This selection of photographs, illuminates Stacey’s immersive approach to the landscape genre. Instead of viewing the landscape as if from a scenic lookout, Stacey immerses us in complex ecologies of human history and natural forces. When human figures appear in Stacey’s work from this period, they typically emerge from the shadows in unexpected ways, unsettling the timelessness of an idyllic landscape.