Sydney: Andrew Goldie Transformation
Untitled 3 (Clovelly Rocks) © Andrew Goldie
Untitled 17 (Centennial park) © Andrew Goldie
Untitled 16 (Botany Bay National park) © Andrew Goldie
Untitled 7 (Malabar) © Andrew Goldie
Untitled 6 (Diamond Bay) © Andrew Goldie
Untitled 13 (Clovelly Clifftops) © Andrew Goldie
Untitled 1 (Botany Bay National park) © Andrew Goldie
Untitled 2 (La Perouse) © Andrew Goldie
Untitled 10 (Clovelly Rocks) © Andrew Goldie
Untitled 11 (Botany Bay National park) © Andrew Goldie
Sydney based photographer, Andrew Goldie, spent two years using coastal locations from Watsons Bay to Botany Bay in Sydney’s east to create this stunning series. “I was inspired by the transmission of our energies in and out of this world and the many unanswered questions surrounding such phenomena”, states Goldie. Visually creating these pure and almost supernatural moments, the photographer often uses a recurring motif of a white floating sheet.
Following the surreal movement of this sometimes powerful, sometimes delicate floating form gracefully dancing through the landscape, Goldie assigns the imagery to that of the brief journey of a life energy morphing from one form to another. Goldie loves contemplating on the moments when, while everybody is tucked up in bed the incredible machinations of the universe continue to happen all around – unnoticed, unwitnessed, unseen, uninterrupted.
Curator, Arthur Chan states “Andrew takes the viewer into a perplexing circumstance where they are witness to a beautiful yet bizarre metamorphism and are forced to create their own narrative”.
Recent fatherhood and the profound experience of witnessing the birth of a tiny human being - his son - arrive in this world have largely influenced Andrew Goldie’s series, Transformation. At work is a creative expression of the “wonderment about where do we come from and where does the human spirit go when it leaves this place”.
Transformation was made with the help of a dedicated team of assistants, assigned to carrying well over 100kg of gear including cameras, lighting, booms, generators and computers. This was hauled up and down steep cliffs, into rock pools and deep into coastal bushland, to help bring the photographer’s vision to life
Andrew Goldie: Transformation
13 February – 31 March 2013
Curated by Arthur Chan
31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay,
Sydney NSW 2000
Mon-Fri 8am-12midnight, Sat 10am-midnight, Sun 11-5