Land$cape Gold and Water
Land$cape: Gold & Water is a collab- orative and interdisciplinary project combining art and text. It focuses on Cadia Hill Gold Mine, owned by Newcrest Mining Limited and located on 10 000 hectares of natural habitat and agricultural land alongside the Belubula River, in the Lachlan River catchment, part of Murray Darling Basin in New South Wales.
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The Edges of Environmental History
Honouring Jane Carruthers
This volume of RCC Perspectives, featuring artwork by Australian artist Mandy Martin, is a tribute to the wonderful career of Jane Carruthers. It is also an exploration of South Africa’s contributions to world environmental history and the sister disciplines along its edges. A pioneer of environmental history in South Africa, Jane Carruthers is also a leader in global and transnational environmental history and a distinguished biographer. This volume explores some of the partnerships between environmental history and other intellectual endeavours, particularly those where Jane Carruthers’ work has been inspirational: animal studies, natural resource management, the history of biology, and the broader environmental humanities.
The final book, which will be in English and Portuguese and which includes the portfolio of art that is in the second interlude will be launched at the World Congress of Environmental History:
Guimaraes, Portugal, July 2014
This book will include foldout pages which couldn't fit the pdf format of the paintings Mandy Martin created fo
r Inflows: the Channel Country
Mandy Martin, Jane Carruthers, Guy Fitzhardinge, Tom Griffiths, Peter Haynes 2001.
Mandy gave a plenary keynote presentation at the conference on Friday July 11 from 18.00-19.30 pm.
Desert Lake. Art, Science and Stories from Paruku
DesertLake is a book combining artistic, scientific and Indigenous views of a striking region of north-western Australia. Paruku is the place that white people call Lake Gregory. It is Walmajarri land, and its people live on their Country in the communities of Mulan and Billiluna.
The Walmajarri people of Paruku understand themselves in relation to Country, a coherent whole linking the environment, the people and the Law that governs their lives. These understandings are encompassed by the Waljirri or Dreaming and expressed through the songs, imagery and narratives of enduring traditions. Desert Lake is embedded in this broader vision of Country and provides a rich visual and cross-cultural portrait of an extraordinary part of Australia.
Desert Channels. The impulse to conserve
The book is the centrepiece of a project that combines book, art exhibitions and web-based materials that explore the understandings of the distinctive Desert Channels country of south-western Queensland.
The region includes the Channel Country and adjacent Simpson Desert and extends north east of Longreach. Much of the region is production pastoral country, edging onto pure desert. Gibber, sandridges, gidyea country and spinifex country is included, as well as the fertile channel country. The region is the source for the major desert rivers that flow intermittently in central Australia, draining into Lake Eyre. The region includes national parks (Diamantina National Park), conservation initiatives by non-government organisations (Ethabuka, Cravens Peak and Edgbaston stations, are all managed for conservation by Bush Heritage Australia) and some of Australia’s most interesting new partnership initiatives for conservation by private landholders (including the new Rivers Protection Alliance, a partnership between pastoral landholders and conservation groups like the Wilderness Society, and Desert Channels Queensland, a community-based natural resource management group). Desert Channels explores the impulse to protect the varied biodiversity of the region, its Aboriginal and pastoral heritage and prehistoric heritage (including some of Australia’s most important dinosaur sites). The emphasis of the book is on partnerships that conserve landscapes and communities together. Conservation can be accomplished in many ways, and the book combines many voices to show that the impulse to conserve is shared by local landholders, conservation enthusiasts (from the community and from national and international organisations), traditional owners, professional biologists, artists and historians.
Landforms in Contemporary Art
RECOMMENDED TO SECONDARY STUDENTS!
Landforms in the landscape have fascinated artists for centuries, and contemporary artists are no exception.
Landforms in Contemporary Art introduces the works of five exciting contemporary artists to students including Mandy Martin, Len Castle, Andrea du Chatenier, Justin Summerton, G.W. Bot.
AEREALITY. Essays on the World From Above.
Part 3: Down Under Chapter 13 "Pennyroyal"
William L Fox Countrepoint Berkeley, CA
William Fox’s writing for the last several years has been focused on how we construct aerial views, either physically (by Flying) or in our imaginations.
In Aereality he flies over earthworks in Nevada and Utah, soars through the world’s largest open pit mine, and surveys Los Angeles, Circumnavigating large swaths of true American urban sprawl.
Strata: Deserts Past Present and Future. An Environmental Art Project About a Significant Place.
Martin, M., Robin, L., Smith, M.,Strata: Deserts Past Present and Future July 2005 Goanna Press, Canberra
This book is about diverse kinds of knowledge and ways of knowing place. Indigenous knowledge depends on country- country is the context for knowledge and the place where knowledge is significant. Western science, by contrast, typically differentiates between the knowing and the place- in many cases, it seeks knowledge systems, Indigenous, scientific and artistic - and by locating them in a common place we seek co- understanding, for valuing the different ways each of us sees a single place that is significant, but differently so, for each perspective.
There was an exhibition of art works from all the artists associated with Strata, curated by Tim Rollason, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, 18-24 July 2005.
Tracts: Back O' Bourke
Martin, M., Fitzhardinge, G., Haynes, P., Sinclair, P.,
1996 Goanna Press, Canberra
Watersheds: The Paroo to the Warrego
Martin, M., Fitzhardinge, G., Griffiths, T., Haynes, P.,
1999 Goanna Press, Canberra
Inflows: The Channel Country
Martin, M., Carruthers, J., Fitzhardinge, G., Griffiths, T., Haynes, P., 2001 Goanna Press, Canberra
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The Lachlan: Blue-Gold
The Lachlan: Blue-Gold is an exhibition celebrating the complexity of a river, its catchment and people. Its beginnings were founded in the Environment Studio at the National Institute of the Arts, ANU, where opportunities are provided for students and staff to explore environmental issues through art. Field trips associated with the Environment Studio produce artworks that are responses to regional landscapes. It is believed that these works to strengthen the identification of people with the regions in which they live, with positive outcomes in terms of contributing to a sense of, and pride in, place. The exhibition gathered momentum through the financial support of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission (MDBC) and the National Institute for Environment, ANU. The Lachlan: Blue-Gold is part of a larger landscape of work evolving out of the Australian National University this year through the collaborative initiative H2003.