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/dɪˌsəʊ.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃən/ - dissociation by Alex Bond

BY Heathcote Museum & Gallery | 24-Feb-2015
A photographic exhibition by Alex Bond, dissociation presents 30 large format photographs of the wetlands and woodlands within Canning River Regional Park. Using a wooden 4x5 field camera to capture the natural landscape, Alex hand processes his images in a traditional wet darkroom to produce stunning silver gelatin prints.
Bond frequents the trails and woodlands of the city park daily and has been documenting the river for several years. But all is not well - there is land degradation and a stagnating river system. Bond struggles with the internal conflict of portraying beauty within a declining environment and asks viewers the question: Is beauty so close to our homes and work not worthy of our consciousness and appreciation? 

Artist talk: On Saturday, 14 March at 1.00pm, Alex Bond will give a free artist talk to discuss his work methods, including the use of a field camera. All are welcome. Workshop: On Sunday, 15 March at 1.00pm, Alex Bond will present a free workshop to demonstrate black and white film processing. Participant numbers are limited, email Heathcote@melville.wa.gov.au to reserve your place.