Act Belong Commit Exhibition Series

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

Renowned photographer Martine Perret spent time in residence with North Midlands Project across parts of Amangu, Badymia, Wajarri, Widi and Yued country between 2021 and 2024. 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.

These 18 portraits and the accompanying stories are of women from Carnamah, Coorow, Latham, Mingenew, Moora, Morawa, Mullewa, Piawaning, Perenjori, Three Springs, and Warradarge. 

They respond to a trio of residency themes Ebb+Flow, Time+Place and Here+Now. These themes are a reminder that it is normal for life to have its ups and downs; and the importance of taking a proactive approach to your mental health and wellbeing.

Click on the photos below to read each 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.