Murray Darling Palimpsest #6... global warming...Colin Suggett 'Sand T(r)ap', 2006 W 144cm x D 110cm x 118cm Multi-materials, electrical and electronic components (kinetic) "Global warming has finally entered the international consciousness. In Australia, 10 years of drought brings about ...
In 2006, Mildura Palimpsest became the Murray Darling Palimpsest, emphatically underscoring the identity of the region and its environmental interdependence.
The Murray Darling Palimpsest, staged in locations throughout the Murray Darling Basin, continues Palimpsest’s direct engagement with issues of environmental and social sustainability. With land and water use no longer in the background, Palimpsest is remarkable in its recognition that art affects attitudes, and reflects the engagement and connection many contemporary artists have to the environment; perhaps the most pressing issue we now face.
In 2006, Palimpsest brought together artists, scientists, environmentalists and other academics and commentators with the future of the Murray Darling Basin firmly in sight.