'Ningaloo Stories' is a joint exhibition featuring the work of artist Sadie James and photographer Jess Hadden.
Being held at the Carnarvon Library & Gallery, Ningaloo Stories is collectively inspired by the Ningaloo Reef, with Sadie and Jess' first-hand experiences of what lies above and below retold through their diverse art practices. Having recently collaborated and established Gallery 6707 in Exmouth, theirs is a proven successful partnership.
Jess Hadden has worked as an underwater photographer for 8 years and has curated a body of work that is a consensus of the best of the Ningaloo, displaying an intuitive sense of timing and composition in a challenging realm. Both scale and subject matter are impressive.
Sadie James is an established Ningaloo artist who has also written and illustrated several children's books inspired by the region. The painstaking method of layered linocut prints can be fully appreciated here as this exhibition will be the first time the original artworks have been on display.
For travellers to the Gascoyne, this exhibition promises to introduce some of the characters you may experience and/or reasons to keep coming back to visit. For locals, it's a spotlight on why Sadie and Jess made the Gascoyne their home.