Exhibition: Black Summer 2020

Exhibition and Shows

13 May 2021 to 5 Jun 2021 Once Only Event

PhotoAccess Manuka is proud to present Black Summer 2020: the Aftermath from master AIPP Photographer Ben Kopilow.

Ben explores the environmental damage done by the unprecedented 2020 bushfire season in ACT/NSW. Canberra-based Kopilow focuses on the rare and haunting beauty found in the changes to the landscape wrought by the fire and the beautiful signs of hope in the way the bush is recovering.

For Ben, “The only thing constant is change. The landscape of our treasured national parks and our connection to them seems so fixed, permanent, and immutable, yet it is constantly changing ever so slowly.”

This exhibition highlights the haunting and stark nature of the newly revealed vistas, along with the physical and environmental damage done to our native flora. It also reminds us that out of the ashes comes new growth, renewal, and even beauty. That no matter how bad things get, nature has a way of recovering, and so, in turn, does the human spirit.

Event Dates

Once Only Event

13 May 2021 to 5 Jun 2021

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Forrest Hotel Double

Forrest Hotel and Apartments

Forrest, Canberra

Motel room

Red Cedars Motel

Watson, Canberra

Hotel room with a bed

Brassey Hotel

Barton, Canberra


Canberra City YHA


Outdoor Swimming Pool

Pacific Suites Canberra


Tiger bath

Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Weston Creek, Canberra

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