Dark Island Light is an exhibition of photographic landscapes by Tasmanian photographer Claire Walsh that captures the drama and magic of island light in the colder months. Including scenes from our own island state of Tasmania, alongside those shot on islands around the world, this exhibition explores the unique quality of island light at a time when we rug up in woollens, gather around the fireplace or let the cold wind lick our ears.
Claire Walsh is a Hobart born photographer who now has the pleasure of calling Cradle Mountain home. Here she witnesses the changing of the seasons and the moods of the land that create both hardship and joy. Through her photographic practice Walsh seeks to capture the balances between these light and dark elements that surreptitiously determine life in ways we are unable to control.
A self-taught creative, Walsh developed a passion for wilderness as a youth, bushwalking with her family throughout Tasmania and has developed her photography over time spent both at Cradle Mountain and through her traveling journeys.