14/11/2022 - 21/01/2023
Contemporary - Photography
Murray Fredericks - BLAZE
Mon-Fri: 10-6pm; Sat: 11-4pm
Hamiltons Gallery presents BLAZE, a new series by the renowned Australian photographer Murray Fredericks. Frederick’s new series has fire as its central theme whilst transporting you to the vast regions of the Australian salt planes and wetlands.
Fire is a seminal element of ancient and contemporary Australia. Both fire and water have deep cultural histories as symbols in art and literature. Responding to these cultural references, Fredericks employs fire as an intervention in the flooded Australian landscape to create this series of powerful images. “The beauty of the explosive energy that is being presented with a picture of a flame - it has got to be evolutionary, we are all attracted to it, we swarm to it.” – Murray Fredericks, 2022
Hamiltons exhibition features 8 large scale, archival pigment prints mounted to aluminium. The photographs will be accompanied by the film BLAZE, an observational documentary by Academy Award-nominated team Bentley Dean (director) and Tania Nehme (editor).