04 September – 22 September: Marie Watt – After The Rush

GALLERY 3

Opening Night Drinks Wednesday 4th September 2019, 6-8pm

The discovery of gold in Victoria in 1851 changed our State forever. We are familiar with the grand buildings constructed during the gold rush period in now thriving regional centres such as Ballarat, Bendigo, and Castlemaine, but the gold rush also left a ghostly but beautiful landscape, with its abandoned mines and ruins, and ghost towns frozen in time. Marie Watt’s series After the Rush uses infrared photography to emphasise the atmospheric solitude of the lesser known gold rush sites – in a bid to remind us of a wider vibrant, though harsher, past.