Robert Irwin’s photography at Vianta

THE name Robert Irwin is synonymous with Australia Zoo, but people may not be aware that Robert is a Australian Geographic award winning nature photographer of the year with many books, calendars and publications to his credit.

During the months of December and January Robert will be showcasing a selection of his photographs at Vianta Arts on Simpson St. Beerwah. The highlight of the opening night on the 2nd of December will be an auction of one of Robert’s favorite large personally signed photographs, the proceed going toward Wildlife Conservation efforts.

“I am a proud wildlife and nature photographer with a profound passion for conservation. Growing up at Australia Zoo gave me an appreciation and love for the natural world from a very young age, and when I first picked up a camera, I discovered a way to showcase the magnificence of the living beings we share the world with.

“My journey began at about 6 years old with my first point-and-shoot camera that I would take with me on all our travels. When I started photographing on DSLR cameras many years later, my love for this craft grew as I began to realise the wonderful artistic potential that photography provided. It became more than just a way to remember a moment, but a means to shine a light on important conservation issues and encourage the audience to connect with wildlife, while hopefully demonstrating our responsibility to care for the Planet Earth. In my exhibition at Vianta Arts you will see photos I have taken on expeditions from across the world, conveying some of the most incredible animals and landscapes.

“ I am proud to say that with the sale of any of the prints displayed here will benefit wildlife conservation efforts at Australia Zoo and our non-profit organisation Wildlife Warriors.

“I hope you enjoy these images and thank you for your support.

“Yours in Conservation Robert”

The Exhibition runs from Monday 28 November with the official opening on Friday 2 December until the 29 Jan 2023.