Currently the unpredictable Australian weather is making International headlines, with our decade long droughts, once in a hundred year flood, hottest summer on record and so on, and all this talk of the Australian climate, has brought new focus on the current National Gallery of Victoria exhibition Stormy Weather: Contemporary Landscape Photography.
This striking free exhibition, held at the Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square, draws together landscape photography from 11 renowned Australian artists, and each of the images explore the beauty of the unique Australian landscape and the modern environmental concerns. Artists included in this exhibition, which will close on March 20, 2011 - are Rosemary Laing, David Stephenson, Nici Cumpston, Anne Ferran and Jill Orr.
Highlights of the exhibition include the work of Richard Woldendorp, whose photographs depict a tale of damaged beauty and Harry Nankin, whose work depicts the Australian landscape as otherworldly.
In total there are 24 photographs on display and while this is a relatively small exhibition, it remains thought-provoking, particularly with the current debates of climate change and global warming. There is no doubt our landscape in one of a kind and you will have a new found appreciation for our environment after viewing this exhibition.