Remembering the River
In the upper catchment of the Darling, Bourke-based artist Andrew Hull worked 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 hand-wrote stories, recorded these for local radio and used the written work to construct small vessels which were launched into the Darling at Bourke at dusk on Saturday 6 July 2013.
Local artist Andrew Hull is a news columnist, poet, songwriter and photographer, based in Bourke NSW. He has been
involved in several creative teaching and community-based arts projects in outback NSW and WA.
Radio pieces broadcast throughout the project
[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’. […]
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-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 […]
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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 […]