Like making whisky, the practice of nature photography takes care and a great deal of patience. On Thursday night, both artforms were on show at the opening of Unhurried by Nature, an exhibition at Abbotsford’s Marfa Gallery from August 12 to 13.

After a welcome to country by Wurundjeri man Daniel Ross, guests were invited to see twenty works by photographers Jake Roden, Sarah Pannell, Tim Hillier and Michaela Skovranova. Pannell uses the rich colours of film photography to heighten the landscape of Mount Macedon, while Roden’s work is a product of trudging through the snow in Victoria’s Alpine National Park. Hillier’s psychedelic images evoke the shimmering heat of early mornings in Darwin, while Skovranova’s exploratory documentary-style work features stunning underwater photography from Port Phillip Bay.

During the exhibition, cocktails were sipped (including a highball of mandarin, thyme, soda water and The Glen Grant 10-year-old whisky) and the smoky The Glen Grant Arboralis and The Glen Grant 10-year-old whisky was served neat.

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Brilliant First Nation catering company Pawa Catering, constructed a grazing board that dreams are made of: laden with red wine kangaroo salami, native-infused cheese, saltbush-grilled vegetables and many other salty and sweet delicacies. More than one person delighted in the wattleseed and beef sausage rolls with bush tomato chutney (and more than one person had more than one).

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