About

  Gary Sauer-Thompson medium_FPCurrencycreekme

Gary is a photographer and blogger based in Encounter Bay, Victor Harbor,  on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia.

Gary  has an M.Com in economics (Canterbury University, New Zealand) and a PhD in Philosophy (Flinders University of South Australia). After migrating to Australia he studied photography at the Photography Images College in South Melbourne whilst working on the Melbourne trams. He then had a photograhic studio in Bowden, Adelaide whilst studying for a B.A in visual arts and philosophy at Flinders. He has worked as an economist, a tramways conductor, an academic, and a political and policy advisor. He left full-time paid work in Canberra to become a independent photographer.

Books

Mallee Routes: Photographing the Mallee 2019

Mallee Routes: Photographing the Mallee 2018

Edgelands, (Thoughtfactory, Adelaide 2014)

Those co-authored with Adam Jan Dutkiewicz:

Abstract Photography: Re-evaluating Visual Poetics in Australian Modernism and Contemporary Practice, Moon Arrow Press, Adelaide 2016.

Adelaide Art Photographers c.1970–2000, Moon Arrow Press, Adelaide, 2019.

Those co-authored with Joseph Wayne Smith include:

Beyond Economics: Postmodernity, Globalization and National Sustainability, (Avebury Series in Philosophy, 1996);

The Unreasonable Silence of the World: Universal Reason and the Wreck of the Enlightenment Project, (Avebury Series in Philosophy, 1997);

Healing a Wounded World: Economics, Ecology, and Health for a Sustainable Life, (Praeger; 1997);

The Bankruptcy of Economics: Ecology, Economics and the Sustainability of the Earth, (Palgrave Macmillan, 1999).

Exhibitions
Solo

2016 Fleurieuscapes, Magpie Springs, Willunga, South Australia
2015 Australian Abstractions,  Light Gallery, Richmond, Adelaide, South Australia

Group

2020

Adelaide Art Photographers  1970-2000, Royal South Australia Society of Arts, Adelaide, South Australia

2019

Mallee Routes: Photographing the Mallee, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, Murray Bridge , South Australia

Swatch, Fabrik, Lobethal, South Australia,  SALA Festival

2018

Collaborations: Industrial Melbourne, Atkins Photo lab, Adelaide, SALA Festival

Mallee Routes : Photographing the Mallee, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Swan Hill, Victoria

PhotoForum Members Show,  Studio 541, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand

2017

2016

Abstraction x 5,  Light Gallery, Richmond, Adelaide, South Australia

Weltraum, Magpie Springs, Willunga, South Australia, Shimmer Photographic Biennale

Mallee Routes: Photographing the Mallee, Atkins Photo lab, Adelaide

2015
Time, Atkins Adelaide Artists, Fringe Festival, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Victoria
Fairfield Farewell, Photonet Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
Photography Competition, Magpie Springs, Willunga, South Australia

2014
Open Prize 2014, Photonet Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
Light, Red Poles Gallery, McLaren Vale, Shimmer Festival, South Australia
Unsensored 14, Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne Silver Mine, Melbourne, Victoria
Concrete, Space, Light: 4 Adelaide Architectural Photographers, Light Gallery, Richmond, Adelaide
Photography Competition, Magpie Springs, Willunga, South Australia

2013
Dark, Atkins Adelaide Artists, Fringe Festival, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Victoria
Unsensored 13, Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne Silver Mine, Melbourne, Victoria

Awards

2015

Atkins Photographic prize for the 2015 SA Living Artists Festival (SALA)

Winner, Magpie Springs,  Photography Competition.

2014

Finalist,  The Fleurieu  Four Seasons Prize forLandscape Photography

Second place, Magpie Springs,  Photography Competition.

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