Hutchinson is a Photographic artist based in Melbourne, Australia. After witnessing the impacts of climate change through research trips and artists in residency programs in the Arctic, Alaska and Canada, including his home state, Victoria, ravaged by the 2019 bushfires, his work has centred itself on the climate catastrophe.  

His work is not only visually captivating but also thought-provoking. It confronts climatic themes and the transformation of natural and built space, underlining the significant impact of human interference on our environment.  

He acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the sovereign owners of the country where he lives and works and recognises that sovereignty has not been ceded.

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Encounters is Hutchinson’s new project that situates itself in Victorian High Plains. Like many mountain ranges, the region entices curiosity and adventure, a land where seasonal trends work in conjunction with seasonal activities, and the cycle, until recently, remained uninterrupted. 

His approach began with photographic investigations, a land previously observed from a close distance and one he assumed knowledge of. In the early phases of this project, his trajectory quickly changed; in field-work, reading the environment through a Eurocentric seasonal calendar proved ineffective, and the encounters with the macro and micro-environment exposed a new unseen landscape. 

Gippsland Art Gallery

Exhibition opens 03, 06, 2023
Exhibtion closed 20, 08, 2023

Installation photograph by Lindsey Roberts

The work is based around a core series of large-format photographs that Hutchinson took during an expedition to the Arctic. The focus of the expedition was to record and document the beauty, immensity, and diversity of the Arctic landscape in this particular moment. Upon returning to Australia, Hutchinson set about reinterpreting and expanding the scope of the resulting photographs in a bid to respond to the impact of climate change on the Arctic region and address our responsibilities not just as Australians, but as global citizens.

Gippsland Art Gallery, Artist Talk 03, 06, 2023
Wedge Performing Art Centre, Artist Talk 06, 06, 2023

©2024 Rohan Hutchinson

©2024 Rohan Hutchinson