An image of Gurka’wuy, Trial Bay, Northern Territory

Jon Rhodes

(Australia 1947 – )

Gurka’wuy, Trial Bay, Northern Territory

Other titles:
Five studies of "tree" in billabong, Untitled (five studies of tree in water)
Location
Not on display
Further information

Living with Indigenous communities for extended periods of time, Jon Rhodes develops sustained relationships with his subjects and the land they inhabit. His photographs are often displayed in sequential arrangements that impose narrative and symbolic connections between adjacent images.

For Gurka’wuy, Trial Bay, Northern Territory Rhodes returned to the same scene at different times of the day. In one image, three figures appear almost imperceptible against the backdrop of the partially submerged tree as if they were being absorbed into the landscape. The image sequence exposes the subtle modulation of passing time and re-enacts the pace and progression of a journey.

Year
1974
Media
Photograph
Medium
five gelatin silver photographs
Dimensions
5 photographs: each 10.5 x 15.5 cm image/sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. verso original mount, pencil "Jon Rhodes/ ... 1974".

Credit
Bequest of Patrick White 1991
Accession number
100.1991.113
Copyright
© Jon Rhodes