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Date and time

  • Friday 19 August, 1pm-2pm

Event type

  • Talk

Event Fee

  • Free


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Friday Talk: Photographer Martine Perret

Friday 19 August, 1pm-2pm


As part of National Science Week 2022 photographer Martine Perret talks to us about the influences on her practice.

In this presentation Martine Perret will take us on a journey of scale and perspective – from aerial photographic images of the vibrant Western Australian outback to the microscopic compositions of the land we live on. We will see behind the scenes of her current three-month residency at SymbioticA. The project, called ‘Transference’ is part of Perret’s continuing collaboration and consultation with Indigenous Elders from the Goldfields and the South-West which investigates the universal idea that everything is connected, and how the memory of the land intrinsically passes through and between us.

Martine Perret is an internationally awarded photographic artist who was born in France, and now lives and works from her base in Margaret River. She is known for her portrayal of the Western Australian landscape, often employing aerial captures and portraiture to tell important stories of our times. Her approach to artistic work is based on a career in photojournalism, including a decade covering UN peacekeeping missions in conflict zones, in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Timor-Leste and West Africa where she documented the Ebola crisis.

Her recent projects which include the Ngala Wongga (Come Talk) - Cultural Significance of Languages in the Goldfields and Belong – Language connecting feeling, culture, country exhibition at the WA Museum Boola Bardip, highlight the importance of First Nations' languages.


Image: untitled artwork of a microscopic image created 2 June 2022 in the Cell Central lab during a residency with SymbioticA as part of a broader project called " Transference".


Please note: in keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required.