Layers of Values, Afloat on the Darling

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in News, One River Bourke | No Comments
Layers of Values, Afloat on the Darling

[One River Reference Group member, Cameron Muir, writes about Andrew Hull’s One River project Remembering the River, delivered on 6 July 2013 in Bourke]. It’s late afternoon and Andrew Hull is punting lanterns down the Darling River in a dinged-up ex-military boat. This will be his last rehearsal before tomorrow’s performance of ‘Remembering the River’. […]

Bourke Doco Now Online

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in News, One River Bourke | No Comments
Bourke Doco Now Online

The short documentary about the One River local project in Bourke, Remembering the River, with artist Andrew Hull, is now online and can be viewed here.

Bourke Residents are Darling People

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in News, One River Bourke | No Comments
Bourke Residents are Darling People

Bourke-born artist Andrew Hull drew a crowd of about 300 residents and visitors to Bourke wharf at dusk on Sat 6 July to witness the floating of 250 very special lanterns. The project, Remembering the River, invited Bourke residents to share their memories and unique perspectives of the river, through stories and images, in workshops […]

We are River People

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in One River Bourke | One Comment
We are River People

“As of this day, we are River People” – and we are! – we are not ‘coasties’, we are not mountain folk, we are not desert, valley, island or rainforest people, we are not city and nor are we entirely bush – we are river people – and if art is the language that can bring us […]

One River: Bourke / Remembering the River

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in | No Comments
Bourkelanternimage

In the upper catchment of the Darling, Bourke-based artist Andrew Hull will work with communities including Wanaaring (Paroo River), Fords Bridge (Warrego River), Engonnia (Warrego River), Weilmoringle (Culgoa River), and Bourke (Darling River) to collect and share stories. Participants will hand-write stories, record these for local radio and use the written work to construct small […]

Caiwarro

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in One River Bourke | No Comments
Caiwarro Dawn

  Caiwarro Coffee coloured water by a school of Coolabahs That silhouette the moonlight and picture frame the stars As the pink of dawn starts gamely like a feeble legged foal It’s daybreak on the Paroo by the big Caiwarro hole [spacer size="20"] There are memories of campfires scattered all along the plains And serpent-tracks […]

Where The Waters Used to Run

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in One River Bourke | No Comments
Where The Waters Used to Run

 Where the Waters Used to Run There’s a riverbed of sand With wind-blown rippled waves And it cuts across the land Like a Western Stream behaves As it snakes out to a lake Lying bare beneath the sun And the dusty shellfish bake Where the waters used to run There’s a lake beside the road […]

On the Day…..

Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in One River Bourke | 4 Comments
On the Day…..

On the day One River art director, Donna Jackson,  was to arrive in Bourke to sign off on production plans for ‘Notes on a River’, a seven foot Mulga Snake (King Brown) was lying across the footpath of my house. I live in the bush so I expect to see snakes and, anywhere outside of […]