Waterland, a collaboration with The Mulloon Institute

Photo: Gus Armstrong
Wednesday 24 August 2022

Over the last year, students, artists, designers and storytellers have been involved in a Citizen Science project with The Mulloon Institute (TMI) ‘Modelling Landscape Rehydration for Catchments, Communities and Curriculum’, which has received Citizen Science grant funding from the Australian Government.

They’ve all been engaging with water’s awe-inspiring energy as it shapes our environment. TMI is excited to be staging this unique exhibition, which will feature their creations: waterways in microcosm, scaled-up plants, puzzles, games, maps, storyboards and many other objects that celebrate the mystery of water and how it shapes Country and people.

On exhibition Saturday, 6 August until Monday, 5 September 2022.
WAYOUT Artspace71 Angus Avenue Kandos, NSW, 2848

Our environment is forever being shaped by two sources of energy: the sun, and gravity compelling water and anything it can carry downhill. Without plants cycling water and dissipating these colossal forces, these forms of energy would continually desiccate and erode our landscapes, creating chaos.

For most of us, the intricate relationship between people, plants, water and the forces of the universe is a mystery. And yet more and more we are asked to play our part in managing that relationship to preserve the landscapes we love. Waterland is an exhibition about the way water moves. It came about through a series of invitations and scientific prompts provided to artists, designers, teachers and students. Members of the local community and landowners in the region were invited to take part in an extended process of building and installing the exhibition, and workshops with local schools took place. These prompts and gatherings were all linked to the theme of environmental stewardship: how can we manage water most effectively to ensure our landscapes continue to thrive?

The curators would like to thank all the contributors for bringing their imagination and curiosity to the process of creating Waterland.

This exhibition was curated by Laura Fisher, Vashti Pearce and Kim Williams. It was developed by Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation and The Mulloon Institute.

Contributing Schools and Organisations: Capertee Public School, Glen Alice Public School, Ilford Public School, Kandos Public School, Kandos High School, North East Wiradjuri Cultural Centre, Capertee Valley Landcare, Watershed Landcare, Institute for Water Futures, Australian National University, School of Art & Design, Australian National University, School of Arts, English & Media, University of Wollongong.

Waterland forms part of the 'Modelling Landscape Rehydration for Catchments, Communities and Curriculum project', which received Citizen Science grant funding from the Australian Government.

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