Intersect Gallery will host changing exhibits of engaging art, offering a forum for emerging as well as established artists to reach new audiences. The historical architectural setting of the Intersect Flinders Street corporate coworking space provides a spectacular backdrop for a dynamic exhibition schedule set to provide energy and renewal for all Intersect members, guests and interested public.
Photographs by Sean McGowan
Intersect Gallery is pleased to present its first temporary exhibition in the Flinders Street location. A selection of 20 black and white/monochromatic photographs by the Kangaroo Island photographer Sean McGowan pay homage to local natural beauty in starkly captivating yet peaceful images.
All photographs are for sale for $250 each and can be viewed by the public by appointment.
Sean McGowan was born to naturalist photographer parents and over the course of his photographic career, developed a passion for wildlife and intriguing natural landscapes, in particular those of his chosen home on Kangaroo Island. Initially approached by the local newspaper to shoot sport photography, Sean’s ‘baptism of fire’ as a photojournalist began when the Island was engulfed in bushfire in 2007.
Sean then threw himself into the role of sports photographer and photojournalist at The Islander working Saturdays and major events. He read books and magazines incessantly, expanding his knowledge and honing his camera skills and began entering national and international contests. In 2009, Sean became the first photographer from a regional newspaper to be awarded Best Photographer in the Walkley SA Media Awards and in 2012 he became only the second person to have won the prestigious award twice.
“Moving to Kangaroo Island has had a tremendously positive effect on my life. I’ve turned from hobbyist to professional photographer and been given the opportunity to shoot some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world, some of the most beautiful creatures in the world, some speckie sport, amazing news, crazy weather, famous people and some of the most gorgeous weddings you’ve ever seen.”
Sean lives on Kangaroo Island with his wife and daughter – his harshest critics yet biggest fans. He works on assignment for national publications, photographs architecture and food for websites, captures the romance of weddings and, once in a while, gives a bit back to the tiny country newspaper that launched his professional career.