LAND ARTS OF THE LIMESTONE COAST

Geoff Aslin Drawing

 

curated by NICK KEYS

Artists:  Jesse Budel, Ted Carey, Elaine Clocherty, Grayson Cooke, Tess de Quincey, Ross Gibson, Simryn Gill, Fiona Kemp, Janine Mackintosh, Cynthia Schwertsik, Jude Taggart, Trudy Tranberg

Program Manager Country Arts SA: Merilyn de Nys
Project Consultants: Melentie Pandiolvski, Linda Marie Walker

Artworks are currently under development. For Tess de Quincey’s work click HERE

Tess de Quincey is participant artist in this first stage of a 10-year project which explores how water, land and people affect each other.

FIELD TRIP 2019:  Beginning in Mount Gambier 1-11 November, a group of 13 multi-disciplinary artists from around Australia and internationally converged to visit key sites of the Limestone Coast to hear relevant people tell the story of the water: how it shaped the land and the lives of its first people, and then later how the second people (settlers) modified the landscape by moving the water.

MOVING WATER – A Public Conversation Sunday 10 November at the Riddoch Art Gallery, Mount Gambier was hosted by Professor Ross Gibson engaging audiences, artists and scientists around the concerns and perspectives of this long-term project about the history and future of water in the Limestone Coast.

This is an exploration of the Limestone Coast region as a “changescape”, from limestone hydrogeology to indigenous land use to post-settlement practices of hydro-engineering. The artists are collaborating with traditional elders and scientists, including Boandik and Ngarrindjeri leaders, the South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage Board, Natural Resource Management (SA), Wetlands and Wildlife, Nature Glenelg Trust and the University of Canberra.

This project is a shared conversation as we reflect on the macro-perspective of the Land Arts initiative, on water management in the region and the intermediary role artists can play between emotional connections to land and envisioning sustainable water futures.

 

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