Explores the natural beauty of the Clarence River and its surrounding environment through painting, works on paper, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and performance.
In the outstanding exhibition Headwaters Clarence Valley visual and performing artists Theresa Edwina Brook, Margot Grant, Malcolm King, Julie McKenzie, Fiona Nicholls, Annie Roberts, Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal embarked on a three year long creative journey, using the headwaters of the magnificent Clarence River near Tabulam in Northern NSW and its surrounding environment as their driving inspiration to develop a body of work that responds intuitively to the natural beauty, changing landscapes and seasonal character of the Clarence River and its surrounding environment.
Featuring painting, works on paper, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and performance, the resulting exhibition is a mesmerizing tribute to the grandeur of this amazing and complex river system that impacts profoundly on the Clarence Valley as it journeys from its headwaters near Tabulam to the ocean at Yamba.
‘Without water we are nothing, even an emperor, denied water, would swiftly turn to dust. Water is the real monarch and we are all its slaves.’ Salman Rushdie
Join the HEADwaters artists for a conversation about the story behind this exhibition on Saturday 13 April from 3:00pm for an Artist Forum.
Image credit: Taloumbi Grass Trees Julie McKenzie 2018