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Thin Air - Robert Ashton

BY Colour Factory Gallery | 17-Jul-2015
Almost one year on from his incredibly successful exhibition ‘Into the Hollow Mountains’ (Fitzroy circa 1974), Robert Ashton returns to Fitzroy with a new series of photographic work. Thin Air is a selection of large scale panoramic works, landscapes shot in 2013 in Ladakh, a mountainous plateau situated in the far north of India.
Venue: Colour Factory Gallery
Address: 409-429 Gore St, Fitzroy, Vic
Date: August 6-29
Time: M-F 11-5pm & Sat 1-4pm
Ticket: Free event
: https://www.facebook.com/events/1459233004396397/
EMail: gallery@colourfactory.com.au
Call: 03 94198756
Shrine, 2013
Cousin to Rennie Ellis, Ashton worked with closely with Ellis at Melbourne’s Pentax Brummels Gallery, the first photographic gallery in Australia, founded in 1972. Ashton’s latest project, Thin Air is the documentation of an arid, silent and isolated place, a strange and vast vista, a memory of war.

“At an altitude of 3500 metres above the sea on the borders of Pakistan, India, China and Tibet the air is thin and clear and the barren landscape is slowly absorbing the mementos of war.” Since the petition of India it has become a very sensitive region politically for both India and Pakistan and the landscape bears the marks of war. I was drawn to the barren beauty and the exquisite light of the landscape and the way it absorbed the scattered mementos of war.”

Thin Air will be exhibited at Fitzroy’s Colour Factory Gallery from August 6-29. The opening event will take place August 6 from 6-8pm.
CF Gallery exhibits photographic exhibitions monthly.
We are located at 409-429 Gore Street, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065.
Gallery hours: M-F 11-5pm and Sat 1-4pm.
Phone: (03) 9419-8756
Email: gallery@colourfactory.com.au


Gallery Manager: Cathy Marshall
Phone: 03 9419 8756
Email: gallery@colourfactory.com.au
Contact hours: M-F 9-5.30pm

Artist: Robert Ashton
Email: robert@robertashton.com.au
Phone: 0400 015 285
Web: http://robertashton.com.au

Link to previous article for Robert Ashton’s exhibition (The Age) http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/quiet-cameraman-won-access-to-the-heart-of-workingclass-enclave-20140812-102uob.html