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Jude Roberts One River Artist - Mitchell

Jude Roberts One River Artist – Mitchell


Artist Jude Roberts worked with Mitchell residents capturing and recording marks of the environment organically on paper through soaking, scrubbing and burying it at sites of significance along the Maranoa River. The artworks received deliberate marks in a studio using natural sediments, plants and grasses. Sound recordings from each of the sites accompanied the paper installation in Mitchell and at the Maranoa Gallery from 18 April – 31 May 2013. A community event took place on Thu 30 May in the evening.

Local artist Jude Roberts has been exhibiting for several years including group shows at Tweed River Art Gallery Murwillumbah, Warren G Flowers Gallery, Quebec, Canada, Jugglers Artspace, Brisbane (Marie Ellis drawing prize ) and Raygunlab Toowoomba Qld. The works are normally executed on paper and document shifts and changes in the landscape and water systems within the Great Artesian Basin areas. In 2011 Jude completed a Fine Arts degree with first class honours at Griffith University and is now a post graduate student. Jude has substantial experience in an artist-in community context, as well as formal community and school-based tutoring, receiving an Australia Day award in community arts in 1997.


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The Maranoa River and Wallam creek, Mitchell re-unravel in Philadelphia.

 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 […]

One River Mitchell, Unravelling the Maranoa Documentary Uploaded

A short documentary about the One River project in Mitchell, by local artist Jude Roberts has just been uploaded and can be viewed here.

The River Makes its Mark

[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, […]

One River… many heartbeats …flowing through one land

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 […]

Jude Roberts unravels the mystery of the Maranoa

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 […]