Alex Meagher captures the remarkable beauty of natural landscapes throughout Victoria, Australia and New Zealand through an almost dreamlike, artificial lens. Through his use of discontinued infrared film, most commonly known as Aerochrome, Meagher’s experimental practice achieves a surrealist quality, subverting natural hues to create rich and vivid scenes.
Utilising finite, false-colour infrared film, Alex Meagher draws a connection between the fragility and obsolescence of film with the landscape in an age of environmental instability. Unfamiliar Wilds results in images which suggest another world entirely – unnerving shades of crimson, violet and bubble gum pink transform a once familiar landscape into something seductively alien.
For the first time, Ballarat International Foto Biennale tickets are available for a single Day Pass or, for the complete experience, purchase a new 3-Day Pass for multiple entries to the Biennale’s core exhibitions in various venues during the festival. All Festival Passes include a single timed visit to the Linda McCartney: Retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Alex Meagher [NZ]~Unfamiliar Wilds
- Alex Meagher
August 28, 2021 - October 24, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm