IN SOME OTHER COUNTRIES RIVERS HAVE RIGHTS | 2019

hand-cut paper, site-specific installation; dimensions variable

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The form of rivers is the form of our vascular systems, of branches, roots and mycelium. It is the shape of the burrows and paths made by the travelling living.

This work is a reflection of the imposed boundaries on river systems that service a multitude of environments and societies across Australia. In some other countries rivers have rights encourages regard for our rivers as more than a resource to be bought and controlled and poses the idea of collective respect and responsibility through the recognition of our entanglement with the environment.

In some other countries rivers have rights is a hand-cut paper site-specific installation that was drawn from the Murray-Darling river basin. The title refers to rivers in New Zealand (Whanganui River) and India (Ganga & Yamuna Rivers) that were granted legal personhood in 2018.


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As seen at HIDDEN 2019: Rookwood Sculptures at Rookwood Cemetery (NSW) in 2019. Curated by Kath Fries.


'In some other countries rivers have rights'

Hand-cut paper, rice paste, site-specific installation on historic flagstone.


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At STACKS Project Space, Sydney 2019.


'In some other countries rivers have rights'

Hand-cut paper, site-specific installation.


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FEATURED IN:

HIDDEN Rookwood Cemetery, Rookwood NSW. 2019

Louise Morgan: STACKS Project Space Program (Artist in Residence), Sydney NSW. 2019

FERMENT Articulate Project Space, Sydney NSW. 2019