Exhibition | Aquawhen II?
Tuesday, January 17 at 10:00 am to Monday, February 6 at 4:00 pm
The experiences of Country and the people of the Barka-Lower Darling River are the focus of a unique art, voice and justice exhibition at St Paul’s Cathedral, in partnership with the Water Justice Hub within the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University.
The exhibition, Aquawhen II? includes pictorials commissioned by the Water Justice Hub and work by artists Rix Lee and Tom Horne. They are based on the lived experiences of 33 residents of Western New South Wales who appeared before the 2019 Citizens’ Inquiry on the Health of the Barka-Darling River.
The exhibition also includes nine paintings by the Cathedral’s Artist-in-Residence Glenn Loughrey; eight haiku calligraphy pieces (words by Maurice Nevile with calligraphy by Jill Robertson); and a short film made in 2019-20 of the Barka-Lower Darling River (created by Otis Filley & Dan Schulz) including the sounds of the Barka-Darling and the relationships between water and life; and ‘Justice Posters’ based on selected research of some members of the Water Justice Hub.
This free exhibition is open to the public during the Cathedral’s normal visiting hours and runs until 6 February 2023.