A new photographic exhibition is showing Perth from a different perspective.
Opening on February 17 and running until March 3, Air Bare: A Take on Minimalism is a collaborative aerial photography project by mother-daughter duo Sarah and Lucy Jenkins.
Fremantle-based artist Sarah and daughter Lucy, a recent architectural graduate currently working with global architecture studio Foster + Partners in London, are both passionate about minimalism – creating works photographing Perth and Australia from above with drones, re-imagining playful scenes or creating graphic, abstract compositions.
The project originated during lockdown: Lucy took a break from uni and moved in with Sarah who was living in Port Douglas at the time. Determined to make the most of the time at home and explore creative pursuits, the pair bought a drone – teaching themselves how to take and edit photos.
Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy in 1992, Sarah isn’t able to operate a conventional camera – but the drone is controlled with expertise from her lap.
“The joy of creating art has been a real positive in my life,” she explained.
“It has given me an identity that is not related to my disability. The world is our canvas, and we can’t wait to share our creations with the people of Perth.”
Air Bare: A Take on Minimalism will be on display at Moores Building Art Space, 46 Henry Street, Fremantle/Walyalup from February 17.