19 April 2024

- 1 June 2024

Northern Odyssey

A photographic journal of the lives of Cowboys and Country living
Category: Photography

Born and raised in the Northern Territory, Danielle Darcy discovered her passion for photography amidst the vast landscapes and vibrant culture of the NT’s outback. Inspired by the raw beauty of her surroundings, she immersed herself in the art world, honing her skills to encapsulate the essence of life in the bush. Focusing on lifestyle photography, Darcy found fulfillment in capturing moments within the lives of cowboys and country living, striving to convey their rugged charm and strong spirit through her lens. Join the Opening Reception of Danielle’s inaugural gallery exhibition as you journey through the enduring allure of the northern lifestyle and the profound capacity of photography to immortalise timeless narratives.

Join us and immerse yourself in this exhibition from 19 April to 1 June 2024.

View the online catalogue for this exhibition.

Opening Reception: Friday 19 April 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Godinymayin Gallery Coordinator, Caitlin Backhouse, sat down with the artist for a conversation about her inspiration and the messages she portrays in her photographs.

What inspired you to become a photographer/pursue visual art?

Growing up surrounded by the stunning landscapes and rich culture of the Northern Territory ignited my passion for photography; the desire to capture and preserve the essence of life in the outback motivated me to pursue art through the lens.

What themes or subjects do you typically explore in your photography?

I specialise in lifestyle photography, focusing on capturing the rugged charm and strong spirit of cowboys and country living.

Can you share any specific memories from your childhood on the cattle station that have helped formed your photographic style?

Growing up on a cattle station, I developed a deep appreciation for the simplicity and authenticity of bush life. The moments spent riding bikes, mustering cattle, and witnessing the breathtaking sunsets instilled in me a love for capturing the raw beauty and untamed spirit of the outback.

What emotions or messages do you hope viewers experience when viewing your photographs?

I hope viewers experience a sense of nostalgia, connection, and appreciation for the rugged beauty and resilient spirit of life in the outback. Through my photographs, I aim to evoke emotions and tell stories that celebrate the enduring allure of the Northern Territory’s lifestyle.

What challenges or opportunities do you encounter as a photographer living in a remote area?

Living in a remote area presents challenges such as limited access to resources, however it also offers unique opportunities to immerse myself in the landscape and culture, allowing me to capture authentic moments.

Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre’s exhibition and gallery sales are bound by consignment agreements developed with Arts Law Centre of Australia. We follow ethical standards and practices when dealing with Aboriginal art and artists.

For more information, please contact the Centre on (08) 8972 3751 or visit https://indigenousartcode.org/how-to-buy-ethically/.

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