Gradual Adaptation

Tipping Point is a project from The Cad Factory – serialised in the Narrandera Argus – that explores the different beliefs, practices and ideas that exist within a community. Celebrating these differences, learning from them and having a conversation that is removed from dramatic emotion and instead is focused on conversation as a form of […]

Workshop with local Aboriginal students for Tipping Point

Workshop with local Aboriginal students for Tipping Point

In an earlier post we shared the newspaper article that we wrote about local Aboriginal Elder Cedric Briggs.  Cedric story was a unique perspective as he had grown up on Aboriginal Missions on both the Murray and the Murrumbidgee. To help illustrate his story we conducted a day long workshop with four talented students from […]

We used to think that water was just something that fell out of the sky.

We used to think that water was just something that fell out of the sky.

The third instalment of the Tipping Point column printed in the Narrandera Argus sees The Cad Factory talk with Wagga-based water lawyer Julie Briggs. As we explore the region learning about people’s relationships to water, we are focusing on the Riverina with particular interest in the Narrandera area.As we are researching different aspects of water […]

I’ve Never Been Too Far From The River

I’ve Never Been Too Far From The River

The first newspaper story in our 6 week series that we are writing for Tipping Point comes from local Elder and long-time Narrandera resident Cedric Briggs who was born in 1927. Tipping Point is a project that is collecting stories from local people about their relationship to the river system in the Murray   Darling Basin. […]

It’s not changing our mind, it’s uncovering the most suitable path forward.

It’s not changing our mind, it’s uncovering the most suitable path forward.

We generally like to enter a project with a rough idea of the outcome, a plan worked out for how to get to the destination, but now always knowing the destination until we arrive. Being firm believers that the answers are all embedded within a project and we just have to locate them, we trust […]

A long drive interspersed with handmade protest signs.

A long drive interspersed with handmade protest signs.

On a long drive between Deniliquin and Narrandera, the landscape is immense. Once you pass Narrandera, you feel as though you are deeper into the country’s centre and the change in landscape is noticeable. On this particular occasion as Vic was returning from a project with Outback Theatre from Young People, he started noticing small […]

Pivot Irrigation Sytems – We get up close.

Pivot Irrigation Sytems – We get up close.

The re-purposing of farm machinery to provide a structure from which to hang screens, tell stories and create installations is an emerging theme for us over the last few years. During the first week of February we were invited onto the property of a local potato farmer, Jason, to have a look at his pivot […]

Tipping Point Update 1 – Feb 3rd

Tipping Point Update 1 – Feb 3rd

As we explore our project “Tipping Point” and start to understand it more deeply we agree that the core of our project is about Psychological, Social and Environmental tipping points (and balances). Our plan to interview a number of farmers in our local area felt somewhat limited, so in considering ways to include more community […]