This project records simple details in the landscape seen as the artist travels and explores Australia and Europe. Rugged coastal areas feature heavily: textures where surf and rock meet. Basic and raw, the world through Paley’s lens is rich, complex and beautiful, but dark too, often heavy with melancholy and seriousness.

Jon Paley (This Boy Faces North) is based near the small town of Clunes in rural Victoria, Australia, and originally from Yorkshire in the North of England. He started taking photographs seriously as a child when he was given a manual Pentax and 50mm prime, and went on to study Graphic Design with a specialisation in Documentary Photography at degree level.  

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Jon Paley / Dark Beauty
  • August 24, 2019 - October 20, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm