SALT : CLAY
16 March - 3 April 2016
Opening Wednesday 16 March, 6.30-8pm
(Gallery closed over Easter, Wed 23 - Sun 27 March)
The vast horizon and reflections of clouds on the water leave you spellbound. The smell of salt and ammonia fills the air. The earth cracks under the scorching sun. Crystals glisten in the midday light. Water so white you would think the land being filled with milk. Remnants of life that once was, consumed by foam and clay.
"SALT : CLAY is an exploration of salt lakes and clay pans of the Western District Lakes in Victoria. Its inhabitants, salt-loving organisms known as halophiles and the natural elements paint the landscapes with varying colours and textures.
I was first drawn to them after seeing images of Lake Eyre and the salt pans of Western Australia. The search began in June 2014 through maps and the internet, till a friend suggested looking around the Corangamite region on the way home from visiting him. Thus my quest began…"
Just weeks after the confirmation of her first solo exhibition and book launch, Diana Yong was named the Australian Photography magazine's Landscape Photographer of the Year.