Address (2017)

Until recently I had no idea of the complexity of the waterways comprising the catchment area for Hobart and Glenorchy’s drinking water. Tracking the terrestrial journey of this water on Google Maps I became intrigued by the names given to lakes, rivers and creeks, names that reference the area’s history and a reminder of how this region has been transformed from wilderness into landscape. For me, presenting the layout on clear polyethylene was a reference to water’s transparency while the artwork hanging in space alluded to the rainfall responsible for the flow of water through the region.

A small map detailing the extent of the Derwent River catchment (indicated by the blue line) serves to highlight how much of Tasmania contributes to the collection of this water.

Ink on polyethylene, colour digital print. Installation.