The overlooked details of a lost Australia brought to vivid life.
In many parts of rural Australia it’s the halls and churches and chambers and temples, buildings, sheds and lean-tos that provide the clues to what came before. In this collection, Peter Eve has breathed life back into some of these buildings, almost rendering them as new, by playing with the image contrast, hypersaturating colours, and delineating shapes and edges with white outlines.
Eve’s old buildings, dreaming away in the bush, were built to stay, and they are still in their places. Only we have moved on: our relationship to the Australian inland has changed, and it is this that is the secret subject of Eve’s portfolio of images.
Nicholas Rothwell, from the Introduction
Peter Eve has a unique ability to capture community life and distinctive personalities in isolated and regional Australia, while his landscape images encapsulate the essence of wilderness and place. Preservation of culture and wilderness feature strongly in his work. He lives in the Northern Territory.