I am very grateful for this opportunity to take some time out of the busy pace of daily life and focus on creative thought and practice. The effects of being in this peaceful place are immediate, and my mind switches from a busy Urban life to that of a new artistic project.
I will spend this week working with a reflective practice of writing and making in the natural environment.
My creative practice is embedded in our relationship as Australians with the land and the natural environment. This week I will begin to explore how these relationships have changed as a result of the drought.
In time the work will include themes of memory, and narrative from farmers recalling attitudes of the past and present towards the natural environment.
The creative works made during this project will be a response to this issue.
Heather Leatham November 2018