Move up to the Views is Flanagan’s ninth solo show, and his first in over a decade to feature colour photography. After graduating from the Canberra Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Design Photography in 2005, he relocated to Sydney. There he concentrated on aerial landscape photography and developed a practice using traditional film-based methods. The international award-winning photographer has been intrigued by the suburban sprawl of Canberra since moving back to his hometown several years ago.
Throughout the series Flanagan’s celebration of the alluring qualities of the landscape – particularly the sky – merge with focussed observation of construction sites. They express his desire to ‘try and find the beauty’ in urban developments. The scale of the works (at over a metre wide) and their sophisticated presentation separate them from commercial images used to sell home and land packages.
Thursday, 2 February 2017 to Sunday, 26 February 2017
Manuka Arts Centre