Water Lore: Learning from the Drylands

  • Date published : 01 May 2019
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Professor Gini Lee (left) and Antonia Besa (right). Photo: TCL.

Curated by Gini Lee & TCL’s Antonia Besa, this exhibition presents an intensive deep mapping project as a medium for shared knowledge, novel systems and sustainable ecologies for arid regions, aimed at benefiting urban communities facing drying Anthropocene conditions.

Based on interdisciplinary secondary research, together with field work and site explorations, this exhibition maps two major Australian river systems, the regulated Murray Darling and the unregulated Cooper Creek, to identify ‘hotspots’ for future cultural water strategy and design projects for communities and landscapes.

The exhibition presents image- and text-based works, with extensive scaled maps produced by Antonia Besa.

Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre mapping by Antonia Besa.

Antonia has recently returned to Australia after a two-week study tour of European landscape architecture projects, funded by her HASSELL travel scholarship.

The exhibition is showing now at Dulux Gallery Glyn Davis Building, Melbourne School of Design, with official opening at 6pm Friday 3 May 2019.

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