Anthony Hodgkinson is a Sydney based artist who utilises photography to record his physical interaction with the landscape. Recently, Hodgkinson’s works have challenged photography’s ability to act as a multi-sensory experience by visualising the artist’s physicality within the landscape as he embeds nature in his photographic practice.

Anthony Hodgkinson has allowed nature, in particular a hidden waterfall in Sydney’s north, to mark its presence on the surface of the photograph in order to capture the substance of the landscape. Hodgkinson treats the exhibited photographs as evidence, a record of his experience within the landscape. The artist has allowed nature to involve itself within his practice by processing the negatives within the landscape itself. In exposing the film to natural elements,Hodgkinson has allowed traces of water from the rushing waterfall to re-configure the photograph. Processing the negatives on siteensures that the marks of the waterfall remain present on the surface of the work, resulting in an image that provides the viewer with a sense of experience of the landscape, rather than an image of it. In this way, the artist is able to document moments of violence, tranquility, and visualise the roaring sounds of running water as a way of inviting the viewer to sense the landscape, as opposed toreflecting on the surface level image.

Since completing his Masters of Fine Art at the National Art School in 2017, Anthony Hodgkinson’s works have been selected for a number of prizes, including the Robin Gibson Gallery New Talent exhibition, and has as well been included in a number of group shows in both Sydney and Berlin. As well as practicing photography, he also held a directorial position at the ES74 Gallery in Alexandria, Sydney, from 2015 until 2018.