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Beyond Above Western Australia – Exhibition by Martine Perret
23 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 07/12/2020
Western Australia’s unique landscape is revealed with extraordinary vision and detail in the ongoing aerial photography project, Beyond Above Western Australia by photographer Martine Perret.
Martine, who was born in the French city of Bordeaux but now calls Margaret River home, shares a series of breathtaking images taken from the air, giving a new perspective on ancient land forms. Perret became interested in aerial photography while working as a UN photographer covering peacekeeping missions in conflict zones such as Burundi, the Democratic Republic of The Congo and most recently in South Sudan and West Africa documenting the Ebola crisis response.
A series of helicopter photography flights over the Margaret River region led to the publication of her first book, From Above. Her latest book, Beyond, goes further afield to explore the Goldfields-Esperance, Gascoyne, Mid West and Kimberley regions from the air.
Her images show the tidal mud flats of Derby as great snaking branches and intricate tendrils, and the vast swathes of seagrass beds of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area Marine Park. The Goldfields salt lakes appear in sensual colour; the iron-rich soil producing deep red and manganese creating shades of purple, offset by dramatic streaks of white salt. This ancient tableau of land, sea and sky has been forming for millions of years, in this extraordinary corner of the world.