Mt Buller captured in striking exhibition
THE DRAMA of clouds lifting through the valley, ice-baked chairlifts twinkling in the morning light, the spray of fresh snow as a skier makes a perfect turn; it is these brief and breathtaking moments in the mountains that we try to capture and hold in our minds. Tony Harrington has spent most of his life doing just that, using a camera, and will share a special collection of these moments in an exhibition titled “Buller & Beyond” which will be on display at Mt Buller’s Alpine Central in August.
The exhibition pays homage to Mt Buller and visitors will revel in a diverse collection of large scale photographic prints that showcase the mountain in her many moods and from some unique angles.
“The mountain is always changing and there are always new ways to see it,” explains Harrington.
“I think that’s what we all love about this place. In different light, at a different time of day or from a different viewpoint, Mt Buller can often surprise us. I hope there is a little something in this exhibition for everyone.”
Harrington has been travelling the world creating inspiring photographs for decades with a focus on big mountain action photography and big wave surf photos and his work is well known and has graced hundreds of magazine covers and articles.
Last year Mr Harrington decided to spend more time at Mt Buller, establishing The Photo Shop and for the first time is opening up his vast photographic collection for sale as fine-art quality prints.
“For most of my life I have been on the road chasing down storms and shooting for magazines, so it’s a new chapter to have time to finally share images with people who can buy one for their wall for the first time,” Mr Harrington said.
As the exhibition title implies, the focus is on Mt Buller, however with Harro’s deep love for the ocean and gypsy lifestyle, he couldn’t curate a collection without including highlights from surf destinations and other mountains.
“I am continually pulled between the ocean and the mountains and drawn around the world by storms … I hung a few surf images in my shop last winter along with a handful of my favourite images from Chamonix, Jackson Hole and Alaska and realised how many people connected with those photos, so I had to weave a few in to this exhibition.”
The photographs in the collection will be mainly large size prints, produced as acrylic face-mounts which is a highquality and striking style that allows the prints to glow and appear to float off the wall.
Buller & Beyond will be on display at Alpine Central, Mt Buller from August 12-27. Entry to the exhibition is free and all images are available for purchase.
For more information visit www. harroart.com or drop in and visit Tony at The Photo Shop and Rip Curl store, located in the village at Mt Buller.
◆ The Alpine High Country of Australia provides a back drop for incredible photography and internationally acclaimed photographer Tony ‘Harro’ Harrington has been capturing stunning images such as this one of Toby Flemming taking a clean line down ‘ridge line’ at Mt Buller for many years and images such as this and more will be on display at the ‘Buller & Beyond’ exhibition.