(Australia 1947 – )
Gurka’wuy, Trial Bay, Northern Territory, To do with the blue
- Other titles:
- Five studies of "tree" in billabong, Untitled (five studies of tree in water)
- 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.
- five gelatin silver photographs
- 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".
- Bequest of Patrick White 1991
- Accession number
- © Jon Rhodes