Title: Women of the Hinterlands

Renowned photographer Martine Perret spent time in residence with North Midlands Project in 2021 and 2022. She took to the skies to shoot the landscape from above, and back on the ground worked with local women to capture their perspectives, experiences, and stunning portraits.

The six portraits and accompanying stories from 2021 connect to the theme of our lives experiencing periods of decline and growth, drought and rain, hardship and prosperity... that there are factors outside of our control that Ebb+Flow.

The eight portraits and stories from 2022 link to the subsequent theme of Time+Place, about how we manage change differently as we move through life's ages and stages. Both themes are a reminder that it is normal for life to have its ups and downs; and that it's important to take a proactive approach to your mental health and wellbeing.

Hinterland is a German word meaning the land behind, often taken as regional areas of a country inland from the coast.

Click on the photos below to read each woman's story.

Martine Perret is a photographic artist born in Paris, and now lives and works from her base at Margaret River in Western Australia's South West. She is known for portraying the Western Australian landscape, often employing aerial captures and portraiture to tell meaningful stories of our times. 

Her approach to artistic work is based on a career in photojournalism, including a decade covering United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions in conflict zones across the world.

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Martine's Ebb+Flow and Time+Place residencies have been made possible thanks to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program; and through our partnership with Healthway empowering the North Midlands community to Act Belong Commit

Our thanks to Minderoo Foundation for supporting the travel and exhibition transport costs for Martine's Ebb+Flow residency. 

2 Logos: 1) Government of Western Australia - Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries / Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development 2) Lotterywest
2 Logos: 1) Act Belong Commit 2) Healthway
4 Logos: 1) Regional Arts WA 2) Minderoo Foundation 3) The Ian Potter Foundation 4) Australian Government Regional Arts Fund
2 Logos: 1) Regional Arts Network 2) International Women's Day