‘Return to nature’, an exhibition of Australian landscape photography captured by more than 40 photographers from the 1870s to the present, opens at Monash Gallery of Art on 8 July.

Barka messenger  2021, © Nici Cumpston, pigment ink-jet print, crayon, pencil; MGA 2022.02 courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid (Sydney).

The exhibition captures a variety of historical moments, as well as varying approaches to the land and photography and includes works from the gallery‘s collection as well as some new acquisitions and all-time favourites. Featured artists include: Micky Allan, Bruce Attwell, Narelle Autio, Charles Bayliss, Mervyn Bishop Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas Caire, John Cato, Harold Cazneaux, Peta Clancy, Nici Cumpston, Norman Cathcart Deck, Peter Dombrovskis, Marian Drew, John Bertram Eaton, Peter Elliston, Stanley W Eutrope, Joyce Evans, Anne Ferran, Robert Fielding, Murray Fredericks, Viva Gibb, Tom Goldner, John Gollings, Peter Jarver, John Kauffmann, Charles Kerry, Henry King, Katrin Koenning, Ruth Maddison, Danie Mellor, David Moore, Jack Morrison, Rebecca Najdowski and Vivian Cooper Smith, Terry Naughton, Trent Parke, Jon Rhodes, Jo Scicluna, Wesley Stacey, Samuel Sweet, David Tatnall, Brian Thompson, James Tylor, Ingeborg Tyssen, Gordon Undy, Amanda Williams and Laurie Wilson.

The exhibition runs until 18 September 2022. Click here for more information.