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.