Stunning aerial photographs taken at lake Eyre



Stunning aerial photographs taken at lake Eyre. As Lake Eyre in South Australia continues to fill for a record breaking fourth year..


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Stunning aerial photographs taken at lake Eyre and the northwest region of NSW

FREE LUNCHTIME ARTIST TALKS followed by Q&A – No bookings required 1pm Friday 24 February Customs House Library, Level 1, Circular Quay 1pm Saturday 25 February The Palm House, Royal Botanic Gardens

As Lake Eyre in South Australia continues to fill for a record breaking fourth year in a row, climatologists are predicting another wet summer in Australia with the influence of the La Nina system over the continent, 2011 being the wettest year since 1940. This has triggered a rare natural phenomenon which is changing thousands of square kilometres of Australia’s arid regions, from barren deserts to an almost mythical world of brilliantly colourful oases.

For the past four years, award winning photographer Peter Elfes has documented Lake Eyre and the Central and Eastern desert regions of Australia. The Green Desert exhibition is a journey through time into the ancient world of Australia’s desert interior with its infinite horizons and the ever changing landscape. It presents the outback in spectacular colour, featuring low level aerial images with astonishing detail that capture the beauty and remoteness of this environmentally and culturally significant part of Australia.

One of Peter's most famous photographs of Lake Eyre 'A Pause in Time' has been selected for the cover of the soon to be released book by the late Paul Lockyer 'Lake Eyre: A Journey Through the Heart of the Continent'. Published by Harper Collins/ABC Books and due for release in March 2012. Available through ABC and all good bookstores.

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER Peter Elfes In a career spanning 35 years Peter has seen his photography art work find its way into private and public collections in Australia and overseas, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and the New South Wales Parliament.

Peter has a longstanding interest in environmental and social documentary photojournalism. He has a personal dedication to people and nature as the subjects of photographic essays and an enthusiasm for the value of the photographic medium in highlighting the importance of preserving natural heritage around the globe.

Recently he travelled to remote areas in Australia and the South Pacific and returned with dramatic photographic essays of long treks through diverse environments and meetings with Indigenous people. Peter's Lake Eyre Series and other photo projects have been internationally published in books and magazines.

ABOUT CUSTOMS HOUSE Customs House is one of Sydney’s finest heritage buildings and a dynamic cultural destination. It is considered a gateway to information, ideas and inspiration right in the heart of the city and shines with a 21st century vision. Housing a public library, restaurant, reading rooms and exhibition spaces, this is a unique and exciting place to revisit over and over, or discover for the first time. Open Free to the public 7 days per week.

QUICK DETAILS THE GREEN DESERT Photographs by Peter Elfes Customs House: Level 1, Customs House Library, 31 Alfred St Circular Quay NSW 2000 Dates: 02 February – 27 May 2012 at Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney 01 – 28 February 2012 The Palm House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Customs House Phone: (02) 9242 8555 Opening Hours for Level 1 (Library Hours): Mon to Fri 10am-7pm Sat to Sun 11am-4pm Opening Hours for Customs House Ground Floor: As per building trading hours Opening Hours for The Palm House 10am – 4pm Daily Website: Event: This Exhibition is open daily and Free to the Pub