Queensland Centre for Photography
and Jorge Deustua's exhibition Beyond Landscape
opens this weekend at the Queensland Centre for Photography
. The exhibition explores landscape at night in Peru and Australia. The artists began this project in 2010 after a chance meeting in Australia, 2009.
This collaborative dialogue between two people with different histories, cultures and languages led to relatively exotic landscapes. Traveling from the desert of Paracas on the coast of Peru, up into the sacred valley of the Andes and into the south jungle of Peru, the Sandoval valley, the collaboration allowed both to witness another country supported through local knowledge and understanding. These National Parks and archeological sites were corresponded in Australia by travels to Fraser Island, Girraween National park and the pristine coastline of Central Queensland.
The launch of Drew and Deustua's book, 'The Rock and the Tree: Australia Peru' will coincide with the opening of the exhibition.
Opening: Saturday 14 July 5-8pm
Exhibition dates: Sunday 15 July - Sunday 12 August
Marian Drew & Jorge Deustua, Panadanus, 2010