Abigail Varney ‘Rough & Cut’

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Rough & Cut documents Abigail Varney’s journeys to a place in central Australia called Coober Pedy. The town owes its existence to the discovery of opal seams in 1915, an iridescent gemstone that formed from water that once covered the desert landscape. This precious opal has been mined through a series of booms and busts, almost into oblivion. Beyond the mullock heaps and away from the sun’s searing heat lies underground dugouts inhabited by Coober Pedy’s remaining miners, still dreaming of one last opal-rich strike. Keeping the idiosyncrasies of the town’s personality alive and well, Varney’s encounters are an insight into the characters that call this place a forever home. Captured are the remnants of this magnetic, surreal landscape shaped by its extremities.

Specifications:   Trespasser ・ ・ Open spine binding with iridescent foil stamped hard cover ・ / 68 pages ・ English ・

Abigail Varney (b. 1986) is a portrait and documentary photographer based in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia. Her work predominantly evolves from her curiosity and connection to Australia’s land, people and ecology; to explore untold stories that give light to the vivd and complex lives in Australia. Her work is more recently moving back closer to home, working with family archives and stories that centre her community and family.

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