Date Made: June 2019
Dimensions: (H) 96 cm, (W) 74 cm,
Materials: cotton, silk organza, dye, pentel pen, pencil
Techniques: block printed, drawing, hand and machine stitching
Photographer: Andy Payne
Caption: Australia is the driest continent on the Blue Planet and is currently in full drought, some
areas for 10 years. Some parts of the continent are marginal farming land even when it’s
not a drought.
Indigenous Australians have managed the resources of coastal and inland waters for Millennium, with care to nurture stocks, feed the people and provide custodial techniques for future generations.
Currently the major water systems that support aquafers and the river systems
downstream have been robbed by greedy companies and large multicorporates who
take the water personal gain.
Some towns and people on the Murray Darling River have no water for drinking
When will immigrant Australians adopt the same values and let the Indigenous people fix
the broken water systems for all Australians?
Selections: ‘Soft borders’ Surface Design Association 2019
‘Dare to Differ’ Quilter Guild of SA 2019
Collections: Private collection:
Exhibitions: ‘Dare to Differ’ Gallery M, Adelaide, SA 2019
Publications: ‘Soft borders’ print and electronic exhibition illustrations published by Surface Design Association USA 2019