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Trent Parke

Shark Bay, WA from the series 'Welcome to Nowhere'  2006

C type print in frame

H 115 W 142.6cm
H 128.8 W 155.5 D 4.5cm

Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the Coe and Mordant families, 2007

2007.21

About the Artwork

Trent Parke works primarily as a social documentary photographer. He has travelled extensively around Australia photographing scenes in small towns and regional centres in particular that convey the particular quality of their environments and lives lived within them. A surreal approach to landscape is apparent in Parke’s photograph Shark Bay WA, from the series Welcome to Nowhere (2006). Depicting scenes from this coastal community in Western Australia, the images from this series, with their strongly contrasting colours featuring dark undertones, create a feeling of dreamlike intensity. Dramatic and moody, Parke’s images often have a sense of surreal humour, here seen by the sight of the town being occupied by a parade of emus.

Trent Parke

– About the artist

b.1971

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