Artworks capturing the emotion of black summer bushfires recognised on a global stage

Holly McGuinness
Updated May 15 2024 - 8:09am, first published 8:00am
A photograph from Aletheia Casey's collection 'A Lost Place', taken in Callala Bay near her family home and painted with coloured inks. Callala Bay (Jerrinja and Wandi Wandian Country), Australia. Picture supplied by Aletheia Casey
A photograph from Aletheia Casey's collection 'A Lost Place', taken in Callala Bay near her family home and painted with coloured inks. Callala Bay (Jerrinja and Wandi Wandian Country), Australia. Picture supplied by Aletheia Casey

Australian-born photographer Aletheia Casey watched from London as the 2019/20 black summer bushfires burned across the state, as concerns for her family in Callala Bay grew, she turned to a familiar creative outlet to find solace.

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Holly McGuinness

Holly is a journalist for Australian Community Media, covering South Coast, NSW. As a born and bred Shoalhaven local, she's passionate about covering community concerns and amplifying local voices. To get in contact, email holly.mcguinness@austcommunitymedia.com.au.

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