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Return to the Beginning


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Tamara Dean- web res. image-Return to the Beginning at HRAG

Return to the Beginning

28 Aug 2021 - 24 Oct 2021

Narelle Autio | Tamara Dean | Sandy Edwards | Murray Fredericks | Rosemary Laing | Honey Long & Prue Stent | Catherine Nelson | Drew Pettifer| Christian Thompson | James Tylor | Les Walkling | Laurie Wilson

Return to the Beginning is a photographic exhibition exploring our psychological and physical connection to nature in contemporary life. From the beginning, the air we breathe to the ground we walk on, the human body responds and is immersed and intimately engaged with our natural surroundings. This exhibition features the work of artists who place the body in the elements of nature, or explore human presence through a view of the natural world.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery brings together historical works from the Gallery’s Collection with key figures in contemporary Australian photographic practice to explore the representation of gender and desire, Aboriginality and cultural connection, and the experience of solastalgia and profound elemental engagement. Through these images the photographers render their enduring encounter with nature, each bringing their lived experience to bare.

Curated by Alison Eggleton. A Horsham Regional Art Gallery Exhibition.

Image: Tamara DEAN Solastalgia 2020, pigment print. Image courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin, © Tamara Dean.

Gallery Details

Horsham Regional Art Gallery
80 Wilson Street
Horsham VIC 3400
T: 03 5382 9575
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The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.