Monday, August 9, 2010

Inspired by the Murray Darling

"An art exhibition about the Murray Darling Basin environment has opened in Canberra.Engaging Visions follows a three year pilot, funded by the Murray Darling Basin Authority, for art students of the Australian National University to visit communities and produce new work."

"The Engaging Visions project is an initiative of ANU and the Murray Darling Basin Authority. Since 2007, project leaders and a range of artists have engaged with communities in St George (Queensland), Tumut (NSW), Renmark (South Australia) and Benalla (Victoria).

People from those towns have opened their doors, farm gates and minds, giving artists and researchers insights into how they are balancing environmentally sustainable water practices and broader environmental needs.

The artists have translated these insights into different media including photography, painting and sculpture. These works have been shown at a series of exhibitions in the communities and many purchased back by the communities they depict."

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