Gungurrunga Ngawa (Look Above) was photographed above the Western Australian Goldfields salt lakes as part of an on-going project documenting both the landscape and the regions inhabitants.
This aerial series is the first part of a broader body of work that also weaves in the works Ngala Wongga (Come Talk), a set of portraits examining the interconnectedness of people with the land, the culture and identity expressed with languages that today are considered endangered.
“The ever-changing mood of the landscape, it’s vastness, the mutable topographical features revealed by the change of seasons and microclimates, the evanescence of colour and light, the dulcet movement of sands and water, the ebbs and flows of the landmass, fragmented and jarring textures coming together in perfect harmony... Australia can be an unforgiving country that confronts the newcomer to accept its remote beauty on its own terms. Beneath the surface veneer of the descriptive barren monotony frequently used to describe the Australian bush, Perret reveals a beautifully contrasting and coexisting reality. Her photographs document an almost clandestine vision of Western Australia, imperceptible from the ground, hidden from the majority of us who rarely venture beyond"