Sue Cooke | Deep Time

The concept of Deep Time refers to the time scale of geological events. Almost unimaginably greater than the time scale of human lives and history. It is one of geologies great gifts to the worlds set of important ideas.  The Pilbara and Kimberley regions in North Western Australia embody the concept of Deep Time with ancient geological land forms shaped through, rain, wind, volcanic activity and more recently an arid climate exposing the many geological formations. The Pilbara has been declared the oldest place on earth at an estimated 3.6 billion years old. Kimberley as a region has been shaped by rifting and plate collision, comprised mostly of sandstone and limestone. It is one of the hottest and driest regions of Australia .

As an Australian living in New Zealand it has been a pleasure to explore these regions and dig deep into my formative knowledge of the Australian landscape to create this exhibition of mini prints. I have endeavored to encapsulate the ruggedness, expanse, heat, colours and textures of these ancient landforms.

I respectfully acknowledge the many Traditional Custodians of the land in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions and the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation whose land PG Gallery lives on and pay respect to their Elders, past, present and future.

Exhibition Dates: July 4th – 15th




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