Plenty by Tim Handfield

Exhibtion dates: 6 – 29 May, 2010

Tim Handfield’s exhibition, Plenty examines the landscape at the intersection of Melbourne’s outer urban development and the grassy eucalypt woodland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain. His photographs made along the margins of Plenty Road discover a strange and compelling mixture of excess and decay, opportunity and loss, as the landscape undergoes dramatic change. Mac Mansions jostle with faux Victorian and Federation style houses. Gigantic retail barns emerge from grassy paddocks, and majestic red gums are conscripted to serve as marketing icons for fast food chains. This new work draws on Tim Handfield’s long fascination with the man altered landscape in Australia and overseas. Tim has a particular interest in the unique forms of Australia’s ubiquitous gum trees. He has photographed them in Australia over many years, and more recently expatriate eucalypts in Ethiopia and California.

Tim Handfield’s work is held in local and international collections including those of the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Gallery of Australia, Artbank and the Museum of Photographic Art in San Diego, California.

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Buliding Site 1 South Morang Building Site 2 South Morang Building Site 3 South Morang Corner Plenty View Drive and Marlow Court, South Morang Romina Way, South Morang Playing Tree near Wealthiland Dve, South Morang Triple Fronted Brick Veneer, Plenty Road, South Morang Roadside, Plenty Road, South Morang Larundel Psychiatric Hospital Site, Bundoora Interior, Larundel Psychiatric Hospital Site, Bundoora