Exhibition: Wes Stacey–The Wild Thing
Monash Gallery of Art 4 March to 28 April 2017
Wesley Stacey is a living legend of environmental photography. In the 1970s he turned his back on the bright lights of Sydney and set up camp in the wilderness of the NSW south coast. For over 40 years he has lived in the ‘great outdoors’, using photography to explore and connect with the ecological complexity of the Australian landscape.
The wild thing, curated from the MGA’s own photography collection, surveys four decades of Stacey’s work. From his lively colour snapshots to his epic black‐and‐white panoramas, Stacey pays tribute to the wildness at the heart of our existence on Earth.
Saturday 4 March 2017
1 pm artist and curator talk with Wesley Stacey and Stephen Zagala
2 pm exhibition to be opened by Gael Newton
Gael Newton is the former Senior Curator of Photography, National Gallery of Australia, and Curator of Stacey’s first survey exhibition held at the NGA in 1991.
Book your free ticket online. RSVP requested by 28 February for catering purposes.