James Tylor (AU)
Economics of Minerals
Image: James Tylor, Economics of Minerals (detail), 2020.
Near the intersection of Albert Road and Domain Road, Melbourne
Outdoor work – accessible all hours
Situated along the Barrier Range in western New South Wales on Barkindji (Wiljakali) country, Broken Hill has been the site of an active mine since 1885. Once one of the largest natural deposits of lead, silver and zinc in the world, the mine is now almost depleted, the surrounding land devastated by the removal of minerals, groundwater and vegetation.
Economics of Minerals highlights the environmental impact of mining on Australia. This photographic series depicts the barren landscapes around Broken Hill, overlaid with silver geometric shapes that represent mine shafts, slag dumps and the infrastructures of mining.
Commissioned by Photo Australia and the Metro Tunnel Creative Program for PHOTO 2021
On display from 18 February 2021
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