Mornington Penninsula Regional Gallery presents a special online exhibition featuring new photographic based work by Tara Gilbee. Tara was an artist in residence at the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Police Point Artist in Residency program in 2018 and 2019. Using solargraphic and pinhole techniques, these powerful and haunting images capture a unique and other worldly perspective of Point Nepean.
This solagraphic series tells the story of the Old Quarantine site at Point Nepean in Victoria through use of arcane recording devises. Forming part of a larger creative investigation undertaken to explore some of its layered histories.
The longitudinal and immersive nature of this work required the artist to take up residence on the site throughout 2018 and 2019.
The devices used gave way to pinhole light recordings whereby the solagraphic record is imbued with the marks of the sun rising and falling (note the sun stripes within the images). The photographic material also registers its own weathering and records the textured surfacing of the elements from its duration at site. The works look to create a unique registration that can reflect the ephemeral elements within the site, dismantling notions of the representative landscape and delving more into temporal ideas of contained time and surface tracing.
Interview with Danny Lacy on sound cloud