WATER Presence & Absence
10/12/2022 @ 10:00 am - 29/01/2023 @ 5:00 pm
The exhibition and satellite programs for ‘WATER presence & absence’ explore the urgent need for awareness around our most precious resource – water. In collaboration with Penrith & Hawkesbury Regional Galleries the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre will create a “Water Trail” of exhibitions, public programs, talks, and events focusing on planetary and water health. It is the second of Council’s Planetary Health exhibitions
The exhibitions and coinciding programs will involve audiences and artists as active participants in learning about sustainable solutions around water health, drawing on the shared connection to local waterways including the Hawkesbury and Nepean Rivers as well as the many water systems in the Blue Mountains that feed into those rivers, including Sydney’s water source, Warragamba Dam.
The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre’s exhibition, WATER presence & absence, will feature local and nationally renowned artists including Jo Clancy & Wagana Aboriginal Dancers, David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, Gabriella Hirst, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Rachel O’Reilly, Tracy Pateman, Will Rodgers, Jacqueline Spedding, Rochelle Summerfield, Leanne Tobin and Judy Watson.
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre are also working with Blue Mountains City Council’s Healthy Waterways Team and Blue Mountains Aboriginal Culture and Resource Centre to provide community workshops and consultation.