Recently one of the paper rolls in the One river project installations in Mitchell and Canberra, has been re-visited and shown in an installation of print and drawing works at Crane Arts, Philadelphia. Two years after soaking paper in the Maranoa River for the project with the community of Mitchell I returned west of the Maranoa on the Wallam Creek […]
A short documentary about the One River project in Mitchell, by local artist Jude Roberts has just been uploaded and can be viewed here.
[One River Reference Group member, Asa Wahlquist, writes about Jude Roberts’ One River project in Mitchell, Unravelling the Maranoa] Jude Roberts gently tugs and lifts the end of a nine-metre roll of paper onto the banks of the Maranoa River. The rest of the roll lies partially submerged in the waters of a wide stretch, […]
This last scroll of paper had undergone several processes over a few days leading up to the event. It symbolised how the community use the river for recreation and with some local advice, a popular spot for canoeing, fishing, swimming and skiing, north of Fishermans Rest was chosen. Mel McEvoy a local resident in Mitchell […]
One River local project artist, Jude Roberts, closed her project Unravelling the Maranoa, at a special evening event held on Thu 30 May at the Maranoa Gallery in Mitchell, Queensland. Taking centre stage in the exhibition were seven 9-metre long rolls of paper that had been immersed in the river at sites of significance for […]
Sharing the river space with families and children, seeking solace or reinvigoration are collective experiences of many community members of Mitchell and the Maranoa. I’ve experienced this myself when meeting two separate groups while soaking paper in the sites of the Yumba and at the confluence of the Topaz and Maranoa this last week. Gunggari […]
Its not unusual that floods are very much on the Mitchell community’s mind considering the flood of 2012 was the highest recorded flood since 1864. There is visible evidence on all the sites visited so far. Debris is often seen high up in sometimes unbelievable places. Unusually the Maranoa river has been flowing for 2 […]
Students in Year 8, 9, 10 participated in the science-art workshop at Mitchell State School as part of the local Mitchell One River project . This was facilitated by myself with Jude Macklin (a visiting printmaker from Wales funded by Wales Arts International) and Mark Macklin (a fluvial geomorphologist, also from Wales, and visiting professor […]