Lucky No. 7 (Queenstown) 2018 Archival Inkjet Print 62.5cm x 51 (120mm 6x7 film negative)
Marcelle Bradbeer's current series THE DIVINE DIVIDE: the ideological construct of landscape is challenging early landscape photography that portrays nature as a sublime otherness seemingly beyond human reach.
Bradbeer's formalist approach and use of vivid colour and delicate composition depicts scenes of tranquility fractured by human impact. By focussing on the human element in nature, she is questioning the existence of the pristine environment and diverts the viewer's gaze away from the conventional aesthetics of landscape photography towards the reality of contemporary Australian landscape altered by human impact. Her work raises awareness around political and environmental issues related to the human destruction of our natural surroundings.
Snakes and Ladders Over Queenstown 2018 Archival Inkjet Print 51 x 62.5cm (120mm 6x7 film negative)
Cobar Open Cut Mine 2017 Archival Inkjet Print 80 x 80cm
Murray Sunset-National Park Pink Lake 2017 Archival Inkjet Print 59.4 x 42cm
Lake Eildon Powerlines 2017 Archival Inkjet Print 42 x 59.4cm
Barbed Wire On Lake Tyrrell 2017 Archival Inkjet Print 59.4 x 42cm