Water into the Lake Eyre basin

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May 2012

 

Following the overwhelming interest in the first public showing of The Arrival exhibition at The Royal Botanic Gardens...

Peter Elfes

The Arrival is a project by photographer Peter Elfes that documents his journey across Lake Eyre and the Tirari Desert in South Australia. It features aerial images after the 2009/10 floods that capture the abstract beauty of the Australian outback with the arrival of water into the Lake Eyre basin. There has been a tradition of artists going to Lake Eyre. John Olsen, Fred Williams, Sidney Nolan, Russell Drysdale, Tim Storrier, to name a few. Perhaps there is a resonance with one man and his interpretation of the desert country…

Following the overwhelming interest in the first public showing of The Arrival exhibition at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney in February 2011, where over 5,000 people from Australia and around the world came to view the exhibition during its three week duration, Peter will be touring The Arrival exhibition nationally and internationally in 2011 and 2012.

The Arrival exhibition features 40 unique images. This limited edition series is printed on museum grade cotton paper, using the world’s most advanced printing processes and archival pigments. Please view catalogue for more information on the printing process.

A major book on ‘The Lake Eyre Series’ by Peter Elfes is planned for mid 2012. In August this year Peter was awarded first pr