At the turn of the century, when much of Australia experienced severe and ongoing drought, MAPgroup devoted several years to documenting its effects on the land, the people and the psyche of the nation. Called Beyond Reasonable Drought, the resulting powerful body of work evolved into a touring exhibition, a book of the same name published by Five Mile Press and a significant photographic archive held within the National Library of Australia’s Pandora resource.

Initially showing at the Museum of Australian Democracy (MOAD) in 2008, it was estimated that a staggering 60,000 people viewed the show during the Vivid National Photographic Festival. The exhibition, managed by MOAD, toured throughout Australia for several years including to Melbourne, Nathalia, Maryborough, Horsham and Mildura in Victoria and to Hay, NSW.