Protecting Wilderness and National Parks

Wild Light - an exhibition of photographs by Henry Gold 5-17 June 10-5 daily

For over fifty years Henry Gold has been the honorary landscape photographer to the NSW environment movement.  He is one of Australia’s most distinguished wilderness photographers#[1].

As an avid bushwalker and photographer Henry knows Australian wilderness intimately. As well as being artistically appealing, Henry’s photographs have been influential in campaigns for wilderness preservation and the World Heritage listing of the Greater Blue Mountains and the NSW rainforests.

Since 1967, when Henry’s photos first featured in the campaign to save the Colong Caves in the southern Blue Mountains, conservation groups have benefited significantly from his images.

Henry is putting 45 lovely framed colour photographs of wilderness on exhibition at the Bondi Pavilion Gallery and all proceeds from sales will go to support the Colong Foundation’s campaigns.

Henry’s photos are remarkable for their clarity, depth of field and tones. His shot framing always seems perfect and reflects the deep thought and preparation that goes into the production of each image.

Henry Gold is now Australia’s veteran wilderness photographer. He has photographed wilderness across Australia, including the remote NSW Wollemi Wilderness, the Border Ranges rainforests at Levers Plateau and Terania Creek, the rugged headwater catchments of the Forbes and Upper Hastings rivers, and the spectacular Washpool forests.

“As a teenager in Europe, I was inspired by an image of the wilderness view from Evans Lookout at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains.  I was amazed that there could still be such places in the world.  Then, when I arrived in Sydney in 1955 I went to this lookout to compare the real view with the image in my head.  This had a profound effect on me, so I joined the Sydney Bushwalkers Club to see the bush and took up photography to record it.  I saw that my images could be used by conservation groups to help save threatened wild places and so my life as a landscape photographer began,” said Henry Gold of the Colong Foundation for Wilderness.

For more information contact: Keith Muir, (02) 9261 2400 (wk) or 0412 791 404 (mob)
                                                    Henry Gold 9451 3041


The Colong Foundation invites you to celebrate Henry Gold’s work

Visit Wild Light, the exhibition of Henry Gold’s colour wilderness images: open daily Tuesday 5 – Sunday 17 June 2018, 10am – 5pm, Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach.

Official opening 6pm, Wednesday 6 June.  www.colongwilderness.org.au


[1] Anthony Bond OAM.

I have 40 years experience as a museum curator most recently 30 years as head of international art at Art Gallery of NSW.  I recently helped The Colong Foundation with a project to get artists and photographers to document the wonderful Gardens of Stone which culminated in a very successful exhibition at University of Sydney.  One of the most impressive of the contributors to this exhibition was undoubtedly Henry GoldNot only was the general public awestruck by his amazing images but curators and artists all agreed they were beautifully realised.  I can unreservedly commend the exhibition at Bondi Pavilion.