The Green Desert - by Peter Elfes

Category: 
Archive
Media Published Date: 
January 2012

 

The Green Desert exhibition is a journey through time into the ancient world of Australia’s deserts, and the ever-changing ...

Peter Elfes Photography

In a career spanning 35 years Peter has seen his photography art work find it's way into private and public collections in Australia and overseas, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Powerhouse Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art. His work can also be seen in many publications including books produced by these institutions.

The Green Desert exhibition 

Plein Air Photographic Prize winner Peter Elfes showcases photographs from his prize winning exhibition as well as his highly successful exhibition in the Palm House last February, The Arrival, and his 2005 documentation of the re-enactment of George Caley’s exploratory trip to the Blue Mountains and the Mt Tomah region.

The focus of this exhibition will be Lake Eyre and North Western NSW, with images taken from the air which detail the stunning effects of water on the extraordinary landscape around the lake and adjoining desert. His award winning photo in Green Desert came about as a request from the local Aboriginal people based in Wilcannia contacting him to visually document some of their country in a similar way.

When: Wednesday 1 - Tuesday 28 February,  9.30 am-5 pm daily
Where: Palm House, enter via Woolloomooloo Gate, Mrs Macquaries Rd
Cost: Free entry. Artworks for sale, Friends of the Botanic Gardens & Gardens staff receive a 10% discount on all purchases.