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The Big Dry

Exhibition  /  23 Nov 2019  -  24 Dec 2019
Published: 21.11.2019
The Big Dry.
Bilk Gallery
Management:
Helen Aitken-Kuhnen, Johannes Kuhnen, Mio Kuhnen
Chris Bahng. Brooch: Canberra's nature robot, 2019. Found object.. From left to right: Lake George, Wind and Bird.. Chris Bahng
Brooch: Canberra's nature robot, 2019
Found object.
From left to right: Lake George, Wind and Bird.

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Intro
In previous years Bilk has celebrated the end of year with White Christmas. This year we asked Artists to think of pressing issues which are affecting the wider community and Australia - the environment, water, biodiversity, wind and drought.

Artist list

Helen Aitken-Kuhnen, Chris Bahng, Zoe Brand, Melissa Cameron, Marian Hosking, Linda Hughes, Kath Inglis, Mio Kuhnen, Vicki Mason, Claire McArdle, Larah Nott, Thomas O'Hara, Sean O’Connell, Jane Reilly
Australia is no stranger to climate-driven impacts and extremes such as drought, fires, cyclones and floods. But this year it is starting to really dry up. By July 2019, a climatologist at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology stated that present the drought was now officially the worst on record in the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB), and had now exceeded the Federation Drought, the WWII drought and the Millennium drought in terms of its severity through the MDB. But even with the harshest of environments and extremes in climates, there is still a beauty that can be seen through the heat, dust, cracking soils and the transforming colours water can bring.

Opening

23rd of November, Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm.
Zoe Brand. Photograph: Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures, 2019. Pantograph engraved measurement tools.. Zoe Brand
Photograph: Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures, 2019
Pantograph engraved measurement tools.

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Marian Hosking. Brooch: Paper daisy, 2019. 925 silver.. Marian Hosking
Brooch: Paper daisy, 2019
925 silver.
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Linda Hughes. Pendant: Work 2, 2019. Laminate, .925, wood, silk.. 12 x 11 x 0.5 m. Linda Hughes
Pendant: Work 2, 2019
Laminate, .925, wood, silk.
12 x 11 x 0.5 m
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Eugenie Keefer Bell. Pendant: Ice, 2019. 925 silver, 999 silver, glass.. Eugenie Keefer Bell
Pendant: Ice, 2019
925 silver, 999 silver, glass.
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Claire McArdle. Brooch: The Murray Crayfish, 2019. 925 silver, stainless steel.. Claire McArdle
Brooch: The Murray Crayfish, 2019
925 silver, stainless steel.
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Melissa Cameron. Earrings: Moodjar big earrings, 2019. Stainless steel, vitreous enamel.. 9.5 x 8.5 x 1 cm. From series: Moodjar. Melissa Cameron
Earrings: Moodjar big earrings, 2019
Stainless steel, vitreous enamel.
9.5 x 8.5 x 1 cm
From series: Moodjar
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