Over a year Tracy Ponich photographed Everglades, a National Trust property overlooking the Blue Mountains’ Jamison Valley. Transitions is an exhibition of this work, shot in all climatic and seasonal changes. It will be displayed at Everglades and at Retford Park.
As well as photographs and a book, Transitions is a series of storyboards, aspects of Everglades over decades. The storyboards combine Tracy’s images with archival materials and contributions from those who have known the place intimately. They include diary passages of the garden’s creator, Paul Sorensen, celebrated regionally for his master designs.
Transitions flows inside and outside the gallery walls. Located right there it resonates compellingly. Inside the gallery see Everglades at its most evocative: the vegetable garden shrouded in mist; the magnificent Cherry Terrace in bloom; the Glades in autumnal glory; and a forgotten pumphouse concealed deep in the Jamison Valley. Inside and out, experience grand vistas, quiet pathways and art deco structures of the 1930’s.
Everglades is part of the Australian Heritage Festival and the Head On Photo Festival 2018.
A carbon neutral event
Photographer Tracy Ponich has a sustainable practice called Feathermark. It is important to her to have a light impact on the environment she loves to photograph. Transitions is a carbon neutral event, its footprint measured and offset with certified carbon credits supporting forest conservation and clean energy projects.
Opening: Saturday 5 May 2018, 2-4 pm at Everglades (*free entrance during exhibition opening)
At Retford Park: This exhibition will be on display during Retford Park winter open weekends on 2-3 June, 30 June-1 July, and 4-5 August from 10am-4pm.
(Everglades is a sister property to Retford Park, both part of National Trust NSW. Scott Pollock spent eight years managing Everglades before heading to Retford Park in Bowral.)