Edwin Adamson “Alpine Art” Historical Photographic Exhibition at Hotham
Hotham Alpine Resort is to host an exhibition of historical photographs from the early 1900s by Edwin G Adamson for the month of September. The exhibition documents fifty years of history in the Australian Alps.
Edwin G Adamson was a photographer, extrovert and adventurer. Working from both his Collins Street studio and the High Country, he photographed the Australian bush foregrounding his adventurous passions in skiing, fly-fishing and car trials. Highly competitive, Adamson won a place in the Victorian ski championships in 1933, 1935 and 1937. He used his journalistic skills with photography to cover adventure tourism stories.
Much of his photography shows juxtaposition of natural and man-made elements documenting great snow seasons, cattleman’s huts, ski chalets, rivers and lakes, often with people actively engaged within them. The National Gallery of Victoria, which holds and periodically exhibits some of his work, counts him amongst the ten best Australian photographers.
The exhibition on display at Hotham is a series known as “Alpine Art” of approximately 30 prints made from original large format negatives using the latest technology to retain the original quality of the photograph. The photographs taken between 1929 – 1940 include many early skiing and early history photos of the Mt Hotham Resort.
Where: Hotham Sales Gallery, Hotham Central
When: 9am - 4pm Wednesday to Sunday - 29 August until September 27, 2009.
Official opening: 11am, 29 August 2009. In recognition of our local cultural heritage, special guest speaker, local author Ian Stapelton will provide a presentation on some of the colourful characters who paved the way for settlement of Mt Hotham.
All welcome to attend.
26 August 2009