Anthony Hodgkinson, Engulfed III, 2019. Silver gelatin print, 146 x 117cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gallery 9, Sydney.
Anthony Hodgkinson’s debut at Gallery 9 tells the anecdote of his venture to shoot pictures of hidden waterfalls in Tasmania, – and not to find what he attempted. A winded bronze cast stick acts as the centrepiece of the exhibition that balances a suite of dark black and white photographs. Hodgkinson calls it the “Lovers Spear” that left him heartbroken after his failed endeavour that led him deep into the bush.
He aimed for a legendary waterfall, where as far as the lore goes, a loving couple of prospectors build their cabin. They named the place “The Lovers Falls” and abandoned it soon after…
Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Wednesday 24 April 2019