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A regional exhibition exploring one of our most important natural resources.
By Hudson Brown
April 02, 2017
By Hudson Brown
April 02, 2017

If there's one thing that's certain in life, it's that we can't live without water — and a new exhibition at Shepparton Art Museum sets out to show the many and varied flow-on effects water contributes to in modern society. Through the work of 20 Australian artists and collectives — and drawing from the SAM archives — Freshwater considers the less-than-subtle environmental impacts, while also exploring the cultural, political and economic ramifications that comes from not respecting one of our most important resources. Issues explored include rising salinity, wastage, struggles between sustainability and economic interests, whilst works look at the cultural heritage surrounding rivers and waterways.

Freshwater takes place as part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017, a Victoria-wide festival produced by Climarte, an organisation which aims to harness the creative power of the arts to evoke action on climate change. The exhibition runs until June 4 at Shepparton Art Museum.

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