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Kim Guthrie: River's Edge

Kim Guthrie
River's Edge

17 May—29 June 2019

River's Edge was an exhibition of photographs of Johns Landing Camping Ground in Noosa by Sunshine Coast-based artist Kim Guthrie.

In 1892, the Johns family purchased a pristine tract of Noosa riverfront land. From the 1950s, Ben and Pat Johns operated the land as a low-cost private camping ground until late 2017 when it was sold to Noosa Regional Council. In addition to welcoming campers, Johns Landing had many long term residents; it was a sanctuary for the homeless and those otherwise marginalised in the community. Guthrie visited Johns Landing over a number of years and with more frequency in the lead up to the sale.

The exhibition brought together a selection of moving portraits and documentary photographs that capture this unique community. The photographs were donated to the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2020.

Installation view of Kim Guthrie: River's Edge at UniSC Art Gallery. Photo: Carl Warner.

Opening event 
6pm, Thursday 16 May 2019

Deeper conversations: Kim Guthrie and Kevin Wilson
6pm, Wednesday 5 June 2019

Panel discussion: Kim Guthrie, Lee Banfield, Steve Kelly and Claudia Baldwin
6pm, Wednesday 19 June 2019

Artist talk
11am, Saturday 29 June 2019

A catalogue accompanied the exhibition and included an essay by Kon Gouriotis OAM.