16 May Opening Event | River’s Edge: Kim Guthrie
You’re invited to the opening of River’s Edge: Kim Guthrie
To be opened by
Kon Gouriotis OAM
Thursday 16 May 6pm
River’s Edge is an exhibition of photographs of Johns Landing Camping Ground in Noosa by Sunshine Coast based artist Kim Guthrie.
In 1892, the Johns family purchased a pristine tract of Noosa River front land. From the 1950s, Ben and Pat Johns operated the land as a low cost private camping ground until late 2017 when it was sold to Noosa Regional Council.
In addition to welcoming campers, Johns Landing had many long term residents. It was a sanctuary for the homeless and those otherwise marginalised in the community. Guthrie visited Johns Landing over a number of years and with more frequency in the lead up to the sale.
The exhibition brings together a selection of the moving portraits and documentary photographs by Guthrie that capture this unique community.
Penny outside her camp (detail) 2017
photograph on Canson Infinity Photo High Gloss Premium RC Paper
58.5 x 87.8cm
© Kim Guthrie 2017
Please note this event will be photographed. Photos taken may be reproduced by USC in print and online. Please speak with staff at the event if you do not wish to be photographed.