July 18, 2022 - July 31, 2022


Location: subiaco
Official Opening - 6-8pm Thursday 21st July 2022

“A Different View is my most recent work and is focussed primarily on scenes that I find interesting. It isn’t about my usual landscape imagery, it is work that is more personal to me. I find urban spaces and man altered landscapes fill me with feelings of nostalgia. Not all of these spaces, the new bright coloured shopping malls leave me cold, but the old corner stores, the bad 70’s and 80’s architecture, the back streets in old suburbs remind me of my time growing up in Perth. As I age I want to be reminded of this. Am I becoming an old fart, reminiscing about how it was better in my day or is it the things I remember about being young and care free that are important? I remember road trips to distant beaches in Mandurah and the south west, catching up with cousins to play cricket whilst the parents would eat, get drunk and laugh. When getting a twin pole on the way home from the beach covered in sand and still in our towels was as good as it gets, peeling skin from a long hot summer. All these memories come back to me when I photograph these places. Sometimes it is just the smell of coastal scrub that takes me back other times it is an old Coke sign or sea containers piled high down at Fremantle harbour. Our lives are a mix of experiences, smells, sights, adventures, friends, I want to hang on to these experiences for they are records of who I am.” Christian Fletcher 2022