State Library showcases remarkable aerial photographs by State Living Treasure, Richard Woldendorp AM

Thursday 09 August 2018
  • Exhibit features Richard Woldendorp’s photographs held in the State Library collection
  • Un/nature reflects the ways in which the Western Australian landscape has changed over time
  • Free event, open from 9 August to 23 September 2018

Un/nature opens on Thursday 9 August at the Ground Floor Gallery of the State Library of Western Australia. The exhibit is a selection of photographs taken by State Living Treasure (2004), Richard Woldendorp AM, held in the State Library’s collection.

Featuring a number of striking aerial photographs of Western Australia, the display highlights how the landscape has been made, altered and remade over time, and invites visitors to reflect on the tensions created between contrasting images.

Un/nature explores changes to the natural environment and the meanings we take from these new landscapes. Visitors are encouraged to consider any contradictions that arise when viewing Woldendorp’s scenes, often stark and striking, yet also documenting moments of great environmental and social impact.

Margaret Allen, CEO and State Librarian, was pleased to present Woldendorp’s work to the public.

“Richard Woldendorp has an immense catalogue of work and continues to be prolific in his field. The State Library of Western Australia is privileged to house so many of this living treasure’s works in its collection.

“I am delighted to share this powerful exhibition that reflects the changes in our Western Australian landscape through Woldendorp’s unique, creative and critical eye.”

Un/nature is open at the Ground Floor Gallery of the State Library of Western Australia from Thursday 9 August to Sunday 23 September, 2018. Free entry, no booking required.

Last updated on: 09 Aug 2018