Tamara Dean is one of Australia’s most renowned and internationally awarded photographic artists. With a history of creating works with multiple figures evoking mythological worlds or youthful rites of passage, Tamara has adapted to COVID lockdown restrictions by using herself as her model. As she explains to Richard Morecroft, these personal explorations of an immersive relationship with the environment have been created in a context of concern about bushfires, the pandemic and climate change. And the power of the photographic images is amplified by sculptural works and a large installation on view as the inaugural exhibition of Ngununggula, Retford Park Southern Highland Regional Gallery. This body of photographic work, ‘High Jinks in the Hydrangeas’, is also on view at Michael Reid Sydney.