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Title

Gurka’wuy, Trial Bay, Northern Territory

1974


Artist

Jon Rhodes

Australia

1947 -


About

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.


Details


Other Titles

Five studies of "tree" in billabong

Untitled (five studies of tree in water)


Date

1974


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

100.1991.113


Artist information

Jon Rhodes

Works in the collection

35


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


  • Photography & place, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Mar 2011–29 May 2011

  • My trip, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Sep 2014–07 Dec 2014


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Vigen Galstyan, Look, 'Earth scans and bush relevances. Photograohy & place in Australia, 1970s til now', pg.26-29, Sydney, Mar 2011, 28.