Martine Perret

French-born Australian photographer based in Margaret River, Martine worked for the UN as full-time peacekeeping mission photographer in conflict zones over ten years in South Sudan, Timor-Leste, DR Congo, Burundi and recently in West Africa during the Ebola crisis.

Since moving to WA in 2014, Martine has launched a photographic exhibition and book titled “Margaret River Region FROM ABOVE”, featuring aerial views of the South West, which is being featured in the Margaret River Gallery. A more recent project, titled “Ngala Wongga” (‘come talk’) examines the cultural significance of languages in the Goldfields, the interconnectedness of people with the land and the culture and identity expressed with languages that today are considered endangered. Ngala Wongga is currently touring Western Australia with ART ON THE MOVE, and exhibited at the Australian embassy in Paris until 6 September 2019 on the occasion of International Year of Indigenous Languages.

Her latest book, Beyond, goes further afield to explore the Goldfields-Esperance, Gascoyne, Mid West and Kimberley regions from the air. Martine recently added to her body of work with aerials from Exmouth, West Pilbara and the Wheatbelt.

Represented by Margaret River Gallery

The Farm Margaret River, 343 Burnside Rd, Margaret River

Directions: The Farm Margaret River is situated on the northern end of Burnside Road. Turn north from Carters Road (3km) or south-west from Bussell Highway (3.43km)

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