Eye of the Sahara

Eye of the Sahara provides an intimate glimpse into the culture, wildlife and natural history of the western Sahara Desert by local adventurer and photographer Patrick Smallhorn-West.

In 2012, Patrick spent three months and travelled six hundred kilometres on foot through the deserts of Central Mauritania, a region of North Africa formerly referred to as La Grand Vide, The Great Void.

Along the way he captured with equal care the harsh, unforgiving desert landscapes and the warm, shy friendliness of the nomadic people.

The photographic exhibition reveals the literal truth behind its title which is based on an area of Central Mauritania known as Guelb el Richat, the Eye of the Sahara, a vast volcanic structure of concentric mountains and gravel plains.

Win an A2 poster print from the Eye of the Sahara exhibition!

Look out for the Eye of the Sahara ad in the September edition of DUO Magazine (below) or the Saturday 6 September edition of The Eye (in the Townsville Bulletin), bring the ad in and go in the draw to win an A2 poster print of your favourite Eye of the Sahara photo.

Entries close on Wednesday 15 October and the winner will be drawn on Friday 17 October.














Eye of the Sahara is funded by the Regional Arts Development Fund (R.A.D.F.) – a Queensland Government and Townsville City Council partnership to support local arts and culture.

Event Details

01 September 2014 09:30 AM - 30 November 2014 05:00 PM
Free with Admission