Harley Grundy, Bidjigal people, is a year 12 student from the NSW south coast. Grundy has been selected as a finalist in this year’s prestigious 31st Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award and has recently received the Youth Award for The Now: Contemporary Art Prize, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, NSW. With an eye for the eerie and otherworldly, and a sound grasp of the technical, Grundy works in both colour and black and white to capture moments of the natural and man-made world around his local environment.
“My photographs are positive reflections to make people contemplate. I seek to expose spirituality in my photos. I enjoy taking landscape shots, primarily in the Shoalhaven. I also enjoy exploring the potential of portraiture. I am a quiet person and this serenity is often a mood that is pictured. I like to show people the beauty I find so they may feel uplifted, a sense of wonder or a moment of peace. My images offer hope.”