Cloaking Devices for Inland Lakes

Cloaking Devices for Inland Lakes

An Essay by Neil Fettling. Critical reflections on Lake Suite by Carmel Wallace

The cloak has been an important garment within many cultures and societies over thousands of years. In cool climates the practical requirement to keep warm and to protect the wearer from cold, rain and wind is central to their function. However the cloak in all its adaptions and manifestations is more than an overcoat of convenience; instead, it embodies rich cultural and symbolic associations.

The River’s Draw

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 in News, One River Goolwa and Murray Mouth | No Comments
The River’s Draw

Article written by Ken Orchard, member of the One River Reference Group One River: Alluvial Connections – from source to sea. Margaret Worth with Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh, Richard Hodges & Michelle Murray. Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa: 1 August – 1 September 2013 One River: Alluvial Connections – from source to sea recently on show at […]

On Forgotten Songs from Australia’s Great Rivers

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in One River Canberra, One River Projects | 2 Comments
On Forgotten Songs from Australia’s Great Rivers

[In developing their project for One River, Canberra-based artists John Shortis and Moya Simpson trawled through the archives at the National Library to research forgotten songs about rivers and towns throughout the Murray-Darling Basin. These songs are parochial, patriotic and romantic, extolling the particular and peculiar virtues of distinctly Australian rivers and towns. A couple […]

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’. […]

A River of Many Currents

A River of Many Currents

[One River Reference Group member Lani Houston shares her reflections on the Narrandera local project, Tipping Point, presented on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River at the site of the old Oakbank Brewery on Sat 20 April, 2013]. Pictured above: Aboriginal Elder, Cedric Briggs. On a cool autumn evening I travelled with friends to Narrandera […]

A different point of view…

A different point of view…

In preparing to re-imagine and present my local project for Canberra next month I have been reflecting upon my exhibition in Murray Bridge (otherworldly camera obscura projections inside old railway carriages along the riverbank, and personal stories exhibited in postcard and digital formats). I was thrilled with the stories that emerged during the project as […]

Postcards from the Basin’s Rim

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in News, One River Augathella | No Comments
Postcards from the Basin’s Rim

[This essay is written by One River Reference Group member Sarah Moles, who visited the Augathella local project outcome, Treasures of the River, on Friday 12 July 2013.] It was dark when we drove into Augathella. The town revealed itself slowly as dawn broke next morning, the peace shattered by a council street sweeper. Augathella […]

At the Confluence of Art and Life

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in News, One River Mildura and Wentworth | One Comment
At the Confluence of Art and Life

[Mildura –based photographer and artist, Danielle Hobbs, writes about Kim Chalmers’ and Sally Hederics’ One River project delivered in March 2013, Conflux, which captures the experience of Mildura – Wentworth residents of living at the confluence of the two most iconic rivers in the Murray-Darling Basin, the Murray and the Darling.] I went down to […]