Camp site 2017
giclée print on Canson Premium high gloss paper
58 x 87cm
Courtesy the artist © Kim Guthrie 2017
Saturday 29 June
Kim Guthrie will talk about the stories behind the photographs in his exhibition River's Edge: Kim Guthrie.
River's Edge is 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 River front 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 those on the brink of homelessness or 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 brings together a selection of the moving portraits and documentary photographs by Guthrie that capture this unique community.