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/dɪˌsəʊ.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃən/ - dissociation by Alex Bond
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.
Oxygenation Trail, Canning River, 11 x 11 inches (Alex Bond)
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?
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.
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.