back country

an evolving body of work about the country beyond Goyder's line comprising found objects, plant dyes, earth pigments, text, cloth and photography

the back story to back country is available to read online

 

 

Barossa Valley Regional Gallery   July 31 - September 15, 2014

Tamworth Regional Gallery   December 12, 2014 - January 31, 2015

The Barn at Rosny Park for Ten Days on the Island, Tasmania March 13 - April 12, 2015

 

 

back country

 

that red dust place out there beyond

the line Goyder stitched with his horse

a hundred and a half years ago

lacing along the saltbush edge

across the land where

for half a hundred thousand years

softer feet wandered and lines

were songs unmarked on maps

each year the line slips nearer

back country drawing closer in

red dust shimmering on sunburned skin