Murray Fredericks | The Salt Lake

Salt 300 (Tent & Bike) 2005
pigment print on cotton rag
120.0 x 250.0 cm
Salt 300 (Tent & Bike) 2005 pigment print on cotton rag 120.0 x 250.0 cm

The salt lake is a major survey exhibition of Murray Fredericks that brings together Salt, Array, Vanityand his most recent series, Blaze. From the earthly to the celestial, the physical to the metaphysical, these exhibitions consider place, time and space in very different ways.

Over the last 20 years, Murray Fredericks has established himself as one of the leading international artists challenging the traditions of landscape photography. In 2003 Murray Fredericks first visited Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre, one of the world’s largest salt lakes, located in the deserts of central Australia. Driven by the boundless potential of abstract space, Fredericks has returned 31 times over the past two decades, exploring perceptual states of being. His chapters, or ‘cycles’ as he calls them, have explored interventions with mirrors, and more recently fire, capturing infinity and the void through the lens of contemplative minimalism. Defined by light, colour and space, Fredericks’s photographs are a phenomenological response to the experience of existing in an ostensibly empty place without scale.

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November

Sydney: The exhibition delves into the State Library of NSW's vast collection of two million images, showcasing 400 photos – many displayed for the first time.

Melbourne: Lingam.K is interested in narrating the complexity of our relationship to nature and how it’s tied into culture and the modern world. Echoes of Melting Blue is the creative outcome of a two month residency in Iceland.

February

Freemantle: Air Bare is the creative team of mother and daughter duo Sarah and Lucy Jenkins, who use drone technology to capture images from a quirky and quizzical perspective.

Ballarat: Scotty So is a Melbourne-based artist who works across media, using painting, photography, sculptures, site-responsive installation, videos and drag performance.

Melbourne: Jill Orr’s The Promised Land Refigured is an exhibition that reworks the original project created in 2012 with new insights that have emerged in the past eleven years.

Melbourne: Photographer Mike Reed presents an array of images from two trips to Mumbai, New Delhi, Rajasthan, and Varanasi.

Sydney: Curated by Lynn Smith, Urban Enigmas aims to unlock the subtle mysteries that lurk in out-of-the-way places in big cities: back lanes, river banks, street markets, abandoned factories, old bridges and so on.

March

Discover 100 free exhibitions at galleries and unexpected outdoor locations in Melbourne & Victoria.

Ballarat: Nan Goldin is an American artist whose work explores subcultures, moments of intimacy, the impacts of the HIV/AIDS and opioid epidemics on her communities, and photography as a tool for social activism.