Jul 05, 2019 /
Sam I Am invites you to join photographer Alan McFetridge in celebrating the launch of his new photobook On The Line, and the opening of his exhibition Dead End, in Kinokuniya’s Wedge Gallery.
The work is a culmination from his research project on fire ecology shot across Australia and Canada. A hauntingly beautiful array of large-scale photographs and camera-less photograms create an acute awareness of the dangers of fossil fuels to social, economic and political stability.
It would be a pleasure to see you there.
Book Launch and Private View
Thursday 25 July, 5:30pm – 8pm, exhibition continues until Tuesday 6 August
Wedge Gallery and Kinokuniya Books
Level 2, The Galeries, 500 George St
Sydney, NSW 2000
Jul 04, 2019 /
The Lost in Space project shot by photographer Alan McFetridge captures the irony of an individual’s lack of self-awareness whilst they engage in private activity through modern technology in the public domain.
The images in the project were taken in Bondi, where Alan currently lives. Alan commented on the piece “250 years ago, Boondi or Bondi Beach, was a place where countless generations of craftspeople on the Australian continent came to use rocks for large scale tool making, the Bondi Point. The shaped rock has been found in sites as far north as today’s Rockhampton, Queensland. I began walking by day, by night, wondering what that might have looked like and what is a 2019 Bondi Point?”
Jun 12, 2019 /
Photographer Alan McFetridge ventures out to the land that served for the inspiration behind Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, better known as La Graciosa, a recent addition to the Canary Islands.
Since the turn of the century, the romanticism surrounding the island has lost its aura, as an estimated 4500-6500kgs of ocean plastic washes upon its once golden shores. Populated by only 600 people, the island has no water supply of its own, forcing its inhabitants to rely upon a freshwater pipeline from a neighbouring island.
Despite this, Alan set out to capture the beauty that still exists on the island, and the results are remarkable.
Mar 26, 2019 /
Alan McFetridge‘s photograph of Menai Bushfire has been featured in The Guardian.
“In every continent, humanity has always shaped nature, just as nature has always shaped humanity.” – Jeff Sparrow
Jun 06, 2018 /
Alan McFetridge has been featured in the June issue of The Royal Photographic Society Journal.
May 24, 2018 /
Alan McFetridge worked with the Melbourne office of advertising agency The Monkeys on the latest Holden campaign ‘Holden Colorado, Not To Be Outdone’.
Jun 28, 2017 /
Two of Alan McFetridge’s images taken from his forthcoming book project has been shortlisted for the Ala’s 2016/17 Exhibition.
These were shot in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, where a substantial wildfire in 2016 has continued to change the landscape and the lives of those who live there. Alan undertook this project after winning an environmental bursary from the RPS.
Jun 02, 2017 /
Alan McFetridge has shot the latest model Mercedes Cabriolet for a personal project using organic materials and allowing factors such as changing weather conditions to inform the end result. Shot in Surry Hills.
Jan 30, 2017 /
Alan McFetridge has work appearing in the Syngenta Photography Award, an international competition that seeks to stimulate dialogue around key global challenges through powerful photography. 2017’s theme is Grow-Conserve, prompting photographers to ponder questions of economic, social and technological change and upheaval.