Narelle Autio, Quiescence, 2019. Pigment print, 88 x 172.5cm. Courtesy: the artist and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.
Narelle Autio’s vibrant and award-winning images of Australian outback and coastal life have won her impressive national and international acclaim and captured the hearts and imaginations of viewers. One beauty of Autio’s work is its ability to speak to so many people about their own experience of being coastal dwellers. Another is the play of colour and light in the photographs, giving them a magic and painterly quality that transcends the usual depictions of the beach. Autio’s images give back to the coastline the complexity, drama and beauty that are eroded by postcards and clichés.
Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Thursday 13 June 2019