‘The salt lake’, a major survey exhibition of photographs by Murray Fredericks, opens at the Museum of Australian Photography on 25 November and runs until 18 February 2024.

Murray Fredericks: Salt 108  2006; digital pigment print on cotton rag, 120.0 x 150.0 cm; courtesy of the artist and ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne.

Over the last 20 years, Murray Fredericks has established himself as one of the leading international artists challenging the traditions of landscape photography. In 2003 Murray Fredericks first visited Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre, one of the world’s largest salt lakes, located in the deserts of central Australia. Driven by the boundless potential of abstract space, Fredericks has returned 31 times over the past two decades, exploring perceptual states of being. His chapters, or ‘cycles’ as he calls them, have explored interventions with mirrors, and more recently fire, capturing infinity and the void through the lens of contemplative minimalism.

This event will also launch Stargazing, an exhibition of contemporary photographs that guide us towards the stars, the planets and celestial spaces in poetic, experimental, playful, conceptual, and often quite abstract ways.

The gallery is located at 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill, Victoria 3150; phone (03) 8544 0500. Entry is free of charge.