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PRECIOUS WORKS FOR A DRY CONTINENT"
0000-00-00 until 0000-00-00
John Curtin Gallery
Water Medicine is an exhibition of works that have been made using water.
The exhibition is presented as a dialogue between eastern and western
perspectives: the eastern contemplation of water as model for dissolved self
speaks with the western use of water as a medium of purification. The
subject of this dialogue is the daily ritual of water in washing and
drinking. The dialogue occurs in an Australian context, with particular
reference to the parched state of the continent's west, and the life of C.Y.
O'Connor who designed the pipeline that pumps water from Perth to
Kalgoorlie. Artists use a variety of media, including fabrics stained with
rust, Coolgardie safes, shadowgrams, sound, water cans, glass hot water
bottles, tapestry and tears. West Australia provides the largest proportion
of artists, joined by others from the east coast. During the tour, the
exhibition will be accompanied by a 'shower book', water maps and poetry
Artists are Robert Baines, Ros Bandt, Clare Belfrage, Brownyn Goss, Jacqui
Gropp, Adrian Jones, Janie Matthews, Anne Neil, Susan Purdy, Sue Saxon, Liz
Williamson. Curated by Kevin Murray
The exhibition opened at John Curtin Gallery, Perth, on 16th September 1999
and tours nationally during 2000-2001.