More images: timpalman.com/wellard
48 Colour Images.
First print - limited edition of 500.
Introduction by Michael Dooney
At the beginning of 2016 my family and I travelled the 40km south along the train line, moving to the new development suburb of Wellard on the fringe of the Perth Metropolitan area.
Perth is the most isolated city in the world, and also one of the most sparse, as a result of poor housing affordability. Young families looking to own a home and a patch of grass large enough to play backyard cricket on have been forced outward, either north or south into the satellite estates which seemingly erupt out of nowhere.
Wellard is a photographic document that investigates the nature of the Domestic Dream in 2017.
Photographed from 2016-2017 these images reflect on the concept of the Private Estate, identifying a culturally rooted desire for security and exclusivity which inevitably leads to separation and isolation. An autobiographical body of work, Wellard expresses my own struggle between a desire for both security and freedom.
Wellard was featured in Issue One of Negative Feedback Magazine. It has thus far been exhibited at Arthouse Dine at the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Paper Mountain Gallery in Perth, Western Australia. Other places it has been featured include:
London Photography Diary
Uncover at the Perth Centre for Photography
See more of Wellard on my website - timpalman.com/wellard
Wellard Book Launch
Smart Casual Gallery, 52 Adelaide Street, Fremantle.
Sunday 18th February 2017, 6-8pm