Blog: Patricia Casey

Winter in the Eurobodalla

The June long weekend is a great chance to get away to our holiday shack and the South Coast of New South Wales is always beautiful – even in winter.  On Sunday we spent the day driving around with a little bit of bush tracking through the forest.  We drove to Batemans Bay for breakfast and then inland along dirt tracks to Nelligen and up to the trig station for panoramic views. Afterwards we headed back to Lake Tabourie via Shallow Crossing on the Clyde River.

The bush landscape is different in winter.  The light softer and the shadowers longer.  There was a beautiful contrast between the red dirt roads and the green of the grass and the bush.  I photographed along the way and this is a visual narrative of the day – both the macro and the micro view of the landscape.








































Shallow Crossing Wandering

I spent Easter in the Shoalhaven on the South Coast of New South Wales.  Autumn is my favourite time of year – still warm, but not too hot and the light is so beautiful.  Easter Sunday we drove on the bush tracks through the bush to Shallow Crossing on the Clyde River.  This a tidal river that flows to the sea.  At Shallow Crossing there is a causeway that you can drive across the river.

Further down the river there are sharks, but this stretch is safe for swimming.  During summer it is a busy place with people swimming and canoeing but this time of year it is much quieter and we spent a couple of hours along the river bank.  The river is much too cool for swimming just now, but the colours and the reflections are mesmerising.

I took a few photographs with my iPhone and wanted to share them with you.  I’ve been uploading a daily diary to instagram and Facebook but these are a few that I have not posted.
















Trees at Dusk

I’ve just got back from two weeks on the South Coast of NSW.  We spent our time between bush and beach – reading, swimming, walking, with lots of time for daydreaming. Looking at the images in my camera these photographs of the sky and the trees at dusk really stand out.  I love the softness of the sky contrasted by the gnarled coastal trees.






Irish Landscapes

I was going through my photographs from my recent research trip to Europe – I had forgotten how amazing the Irish landscape is.  Here in Australia we never experience the intensity of the Irish green.  These photographs are a couple of my favourites and are sure to end up in my next body of work.  I have not manipulated them or adjusted the colour at all!  The green is almost lurid, but so refreshing on the eye.  Ireland is definitely one place that I plan to revisit soon.
























Tasmanian Wanderings

Most of my images are made using photographs of the landscape and manipulating them or combining multiple  photographs to make a new image.  I insert figures and transform them into places and events that don’t exist or have never taken  place.  I then print the images onto fabric and embroider specific parts of the imagery to create a multi layered worlds.

Spent a long weekend wandering around Tasmania photographing the amazing landscape there.  It was a freezing cold weekend, but the landscape is spectacular.

The winter light was beautiful and so different from other places I have visited on the mainland of Australia.


The forest around Cataract Gorge in Launceston at about 9.30am.   I wish I had got up a little earlier to have really captured the mist.


The view from the swing bridge over the Cataract Gorge.

The Derwent River from Hobart

The first sign of spring in Hobart.  I have a feeling these blossoms are going to appear in my new series.

The view from Misty MONA (Museum of Modern and New Art), Hobart